Greetings from UMBC,
I am very pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at UMBC will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at our campus at 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250. This student-focused event is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the NIH and it is being hosted by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences with the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biological Sciences.
The Symposium invites mentor-approved contributions from undergraduates investigating any aspect of chemistry, biology and biochemistry. These advances will be disseminated in a daylong event that typically offers nearly 200 student contributions and gathers more than 400 beginning scientists, mentors, and other guests. The event will feature two poster sessions with posters judged by panels of participating mentors and other qualified attendees. Judges will rank first and second place posters in each category with non-financial awards presented at the eventís end.
Abstracts, using the prescribed format, must be uploaded online at the event website: http://cnmssymposium.umbc.edu/ - this is a new URL. The deadline for abstract submissions is September 26, 2013. It is tentatively planned to inform student authors on the status of their submissions by mid-October. Students submitting abstracts should plan to present their research at this event.
Registration is free and required. All attendees are asked to register their attendance at http://cnmssymposium.umbc.edu/. Light-fare refreshments and lunch will be provided.