This year’s Ivy Plus Symposium will take place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA from October 4th through 6th, 2012. The symposium is specifically designed for students interested in learning more about graduate study in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields at some of the nation’s leading research universities. The Keynote Address will be delivered by Valerie Petit Wilson, Deputy Division Director for Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation, and there will be more than a dozen panel sessions with faculty from the nation’s leading universities. The symposium will provide a strategic opportunity for undergraduates to:
- Gain insight into interdisciplinary science and how research fields are overlapping in complementary ways to solve new problems
- Learn how a PhD in a STEM field can open doors and be leveraged for exciting career opportunities
- Meet faculty and hear directly from them about their research in emerging fields
- Present work to faculty, graduate students and post-docs in a poster session
- Attend workshops with admissions representatives and learn more about how to pursue a research education at some of the nation’s leading research institutions
The conference targets students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Minority Access to Research Careers, and Minority Biomedical Research Support (RISE) Program. Other interested students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the Ivy Plus Symposium website.