BPS Connects with Minority Undergrads at ABRCMS

IMG_3002The Biophysical Society joined 3400 undergrads at the 13th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). This year, ABRCMS took place in Nashville, Tennessee.

ABRCMS offered minority students from all over the country a chance to network, attend professional development sessions, present their research, and connect with over 700 organizations and institutions in the exhibit hall, including BPS. BPS staff members had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with students about the upcoming Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics, an 11 week program specifically for minority students at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill funded by NIGMS.

During the three day conference, local BPS members Brett Kroncke and Dungeng Peng, Vanderbilt University, judged posters during the poster presentations and selected Joshua Perez-Sepulveda, University of Puerto Rico at Cayay, and Tomas Rodriguez, University of California, Davis to receive the Minority Affairs Committee travel award. These two undergraduate students will travel to San Francisco and present their research at the 58th Annual Meeting. BPS also sponsored eight poster awards that were presented to students during the closing banquet.

If you stopped by the BPS booth at ABRCMS, let us know in the comments! BPS can’t wait for ABRCMS 2014 in San Antonio!

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