Student Abstract Submission Process for the 2014 ERN Conference in STEM

Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs* are invited to submit abstracts for the 2014 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:

***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
***Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
***Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars;
***Research in Disabilities Education (RDE);
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs);
***Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP); and

This conference is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

*Also, the National Society of Black Physicists is working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.

The conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on February 20-22, 2014. All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014, or Saturday, February 22, 2014.

The conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and, to find out about summer, graduate school and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate oral presentations, only;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

Please review the attached abstract submission guidelines before beginning the abstract submission process.

The abstract submission guidelines are also available online at:

To submit your abstract, please access the following link:

A limited number of student conference travel awards will be provided. Travel awards will cover transportation, hotel, and the conference registration fee. (Information regarding ERN travel awards is available on the conference website at

The conference registration fee is $400 per person. This fee covers the cost of meals provided during the conference.

Key dates related to abstract submission and travel awards
*** The deadline for abstract submissions is October 4, 2013.
*** Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by November 4, 2013.
*** Complete ERN travel award information is available on the conference website at
*** The deadline to submit travel award applications is October 4, 2013.
*** Travel awards will be announced on or before November 4, 2013.

For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference in STEM website at

For questions regarding the online abstract submission process, please contact Donna Behar at