Conferences

MIT representatives plan to attend the following national conferences. Please join us at one of our events and learn about available graduate and summer research opportunities at MIT. We look forward to meeting you!

AISES: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

September 21 – 23, 2017
Denver, CO

The AISES mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines. The AISES National Conference attracts the nation’s brightest American Indian students, as well as professionals in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. The three-day event includes a career fair, dynamic nationally recognized speakers, panel discussions, and workshops for students, teachers and professionals.

Women of Color in STEM

October 5 – 7, 2017
Detroit, MI

Since 1995, Women of Color magazine’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Conference has been the forum of choice for recognizing the significant contributions by women in STEM fields. The event attracts and leverages exceptional talent within the nation’s scientific and technical workforce. The conference offers both valuable career networking opportunities and hosts prestigious award ceremonies, which have earned widespread praise. Attendees have the opportunity to meet and learn from executives representing Fortune 500 companies that are committed to diversity and to the advancement of women in the workforce.

NOMA: National Organization of Minority Architects

October 11 – 14, 2017
Houston, TX

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.

NOBCChE: National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers 

October 30 – November 3, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

The mission of the NOBCChE is to build an eminent cadre of successful diverse global leaders in STEM and advance their professional endeavors by adding value to their academic, development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life-cycle of their careers. Each year, the Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for STEM students and professionals to learn about next generation technologies while developing personal and professional connections.

SACNAS: Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

October 19-21, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT

SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists – from college students to professionals – to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. Join over 3,500 attendees for four days of scientific research presentations, professional development, networking, exhibits, culture, and community. One of the largest annual gatherings of minority scientists in the country, the interdisciplinary, inclusive, and interactive SACNAS National Conference motivates and inspires.

SWE: Society of Women Engineers

October 26 – 28, 2017
Austin, TX

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.

MC-STEMP GEM GRAD LAB

October 27 – 28, 2017
Boston, MA

GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering. GRAD Lab encourages young people of color to consider graduate engineering or science education and applying for the GEM fellowship.

ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

November 1- 4, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

ABRCMS is the largest, professional conference for biomedical students pursuing advanced training in the biomedical sciences. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success.

SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

November 1 – 5, 2017
Kansas City, MO

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math, and science. The SHPE Conference is the largest Hispanic technical conference in the nation. The conference provides educational enrichment and academic outreach to students of all ages, extended training and networking for professionals and corporate representatives, and forums for companies to market their products, services, and new technologies.

NSBE: National Society of Black Engineers

March 21 – 25, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), with more than 31,000 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.”