To move the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) forward, it's crucial that there is more diversity, which means the inclusion of minorities, veterans and people with disabilities working in these fields. The first ABRCMS hosted by ASM in 2001, was founded to encourage minority, first-generation, veteran, and disabled students to pursue higher education in STEM. Today, ABRCMS is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented scientists at various stages of their professional and educational journeys -- providing additonal programming for graduate students, postdocs and non-students.
The four-day conference includes:
More than 2,100 poster and oral presentations given by undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students
Scientific and professional development sessions
More than 400 exhibit booths
Networking and mentoring opportunities
Conference programming tracks for undergraduates, graduates & postdoctoral scientists, and non-students