Scientific Conferences

The Eastern Colleges Science Conference

ECSC provides an annual forum for exchange of scientific ideas among undergraduate students. The conference allows students to present their research findings in the three presentation modes used by scientists worldwide: prepared papers, oral platform presentations, and poster presentations. Students also have an opportunity to field questions from conference participants from different institutions. In communicating their own research findings in the context of a scientific meeting, the students complete the final step of the scientific process. The experience also better prepares them for scientific endeavors after graduation, including graduate programs and professional positions.

  • Due to COVID concerns, the 74th Annual conference will be held virtually. A full call for participation, as well as additional information, can be found here: http://ecsc1.org/2021.html  The deadline is February 20, 2021. 
  • There are no fees for participating in this year’s conference!  With no travel costs, this is a perfect year to attend. 
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) 2021  
30th Annual Conference

The event will take place virtually on Zoom on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The WiSE Conference event offers educational, professional development and enrichment for women interested and/or majoring in engineering and science careers. Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Advanced registration is required for this event. For more information visit, Women in Science & Engineering Conference | UW College of Engineering (washington.edu).

Virtual New England Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Regional Meeting 2021

The 2021 New England SACNAS Regional Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, March 19th (evening) and Saturday, March 20th (all day). There is no fee to attend the meeting, but all attendees must register in advance. Please register at, 2021 New England Virtual SACNAS Regional Meeting (harvard.edu), by February 20, 2021. For more information about the SACNAS organization, visit their website.

American Physical Society (APS) Physics – March Meeting

From March 15 to 19, more than 11,000 attendees will convene for the 2021 APS March Meeting. Showcase your work for a global audience of physicists, scientists, and students representing 30 APS units and committees to explore groundbreaking research from industry, academia, and major labs. To receive more information on the March Meeting, sign up for updates here.

The Council on Undergraduate Research - National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The 2021 Conference will be held virtually on April 12-14, 2021. NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning across all disciplines. For more information visit, NCUR 2021 | Events | Council on Undergraduate Research.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Diversity in STEM Conference

The SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference will be held October 28-30, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.  For more information visit, https://www.sacnas.org/what-we-do/conference/.

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) 

ABRCMS will hold its Annual Conference, November 17-20, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. *Pending Covid-19 updated status. For more information about the ABRCMS organization, visit ABRCMS