ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists)

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS), recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award, is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.

URI MARC U*STAR trainees are strongly encouraged to attend ABRCMS their first year in the program and required to submit a research presentation application and travel scholarship application their second year of the program.

During the four-day conference in the fall, over 2,500 students from over 350 colleges and universities participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve STEM disciplines. All undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline are given an award during the closing banquet. Visit www.abrcms.org for more information regarding this conference.