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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost:  $20 (for non-University of Maryland, College Park registrants)


The 1st Annual University System of Maryland (USM) LSAMP Fall Research Symposium provides students with the opportunity to both view and present research through poster, traditional oral, and TED-style presentations, while also enhancing their scientific development and STEM identity. Registrants will participate in the Graduate School and Resource Fair and network with graduate schools, summer research opportunities, research and graduate school funding, and more! This research symposium focuses on supporting students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Undergraduate, community college, and graduate students within the University System of Maryland in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), are invited to submit abstracts for the USM LSAMP Fall 2017 Research Symposium, which will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park on Saturday, December 2, 2017. 
All participants must pre-register. 
**All non-UMD attendees (students, faculty, staff) will have to pay a registration fee of $20 to participate. Non-UMD attendees will be sent a separate email upon completion of registration containing directions on how to submit payment.**
For students (undergraduate and graduate) who wish to submit an abstract, apply via our Abstract Submission Form. The abstract submission deadline has been EXTENDED to November 17, 2017 @ 11:59pm.

After the completion of the online registration form, registration fees are due. Fees may be paid via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Fees may also be paid by check and made payable to: The University of Maryland. When paying by check, and are due within 3 days of registration. Please mail your check after submitting your registration form electronically. The receipt of your registration submission without payment for the symposium will NOT guarantee your space in the symposium, nor will payment without a completed registration form guarantee your space in the program.  

Community college students can email Ms. Michelle Udeli (, LSAMP Program Coordinator, for additional details regarding registration fees.

There is a 2-STEP Application/Registration Process:

  1. CLICK this link to complete the Registration Form
  2. To make a credit card payment, click this link:
  3. - OR - You may mail your check or money order payment, made payable to:  The University of Maryland to:  LSAMP Fall Research Symposium, ATTN:  Program Coordinator, 1131LL Glenn L. Martin Hall, 4298 Campus Dr, College Park, MD  20742

Please be sure to either steps complete 1 and 2 -OR- 1 and 3.   

Refund Policy: Registrations are to be cancelled in writing. 

Cancellations made after Nov 17th, payor will receive fee paid less $10.

No refunds after November 27, 2017.

The USM LSAMP Fall Research Symposium is supported by the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Tentative Symposium Schedule (Schedule subject to change):
8:00am-9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Welcome & Keynote Address
10:00am-11:00am Oral Presentation Session #1
11:00am-12:00pm Grad School & Resource Fair
12:00pm-1:00pm Networking Lunch & Research Poster Session
1:00pm-2:00pm Oral Presentation Session #2
2:00pm-3:00pm Grad Student Ted-style Talk Presentations
3:00pm Closing & Evaluation
4:00pm Adjourn



For questions regarding this event, please contact:

Ms. Michelle N. Udeli, LSAMP Program Coordinator, Email: