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!


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

October 16-18, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

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.


SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

November 5-9, 2014
Detroit, MI

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.


AISES: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

November 13-15, 2014
Orlando, FL

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.


ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

November 12-15, 2014
San Antonio, TX

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.



March 13 – 15, 2014
Harvard University & MIT

The symposium is specifically designed for undergraduate students interested in learning more about graduate study in STEM fields at some of the nation’s leading research universities.  Panel sessions with faculty from leading research universities will provide an opportunity to gain insight into the ways research fields are overlapping to solve new problems and students will attend workshops with admissions representatives to learn more about how to pursue an education at some of these institutions. The conference targets students participating in the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Minority Access to Research Careers, and Minority Biomedical Research Support (RISE) Program. Other interested students are encouraged to apply.


NSBE: National Society of Black Engineers

March 26-30, 2014
Nashville, TN

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.”