fish89

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There is so much undergraduate research support for minorities - conferences like SACNAS and ABRCMS are examples. Does anyone know if non-minorities can also participate in these conferences (eg. Asian/ Caucasian)? Does acceptance of the abstract at these conferences depend on race? If the conferences accept abstracts from all races, how do they stay true to their ethnically-oriented mission? If they don't accept abstracts from all races, does anyone know of any other options besides these for non-minorities? Just wondering. =\
 
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What kind of research? Where do your ugrads present?
I'm doing neurobiology research. My question is more for biology-type research. (i.e. I have a few abstracts on my hands, and am looking for possible places to submit them). I don't know where ugrads present - my school advertises SACNAS and ABRCMS, but as far as undergraduate conferences go, that's about it. So I'm just asking what kinds of opportunities there are for undergrads to present at conferences (in general).
 

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I attended and presented a poster at the 2007 SACNAS conference in Kansas City, MO. I am not a "minority" student (female/white) but my abstract was accepted and I was able to present. They prefer minority students but they won't reject your abstract because you are not a minority student. As long as your research is relevant and the abstract well written, you should be fine for either ABRCMS or SACNAS. Many non-minority students from my school have been accepted to both conferences. However, my pre-health advisor has a lot of connections too. Don't be discouraged!

p.s. Both ABRCMS and SACNAS have already passed for 2008. SACNAS takes place in early October and ABRCMS in early November.
 
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That's awesome, but it doesn't return any results for actual "conferences" to "present at" (thanks tho, appreciate the response)
so you could check and see where they present at? most schools publicise that sort of thing.
 

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FYI, ABRCMS was 12.9% Caucasian and 4% Asian this year (must be weird having the roles reversed huh?).
 
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is presenting at ABRCMS a big deal for MD applications? like do the people know what this is? what about winning an award there (again, for MD applicants)?
 
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