11th Annual Graduate Student Conference
April 15-16, 2011 Washington, DC
The Organizing Committee of the STGlobal Consortium is now welcoming submission of abstracts for papers and/or posters to be presented at the 11th Annual STGlobal Conference for graduate student researchers.
Topics: Abstracts are welcome on issues relevant to science and technology policy (STP); science and technology studies (STS); and related fields including but not limited to health, energy and environment, space, information and communications, innovation, education, and ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology.
Eligible Presenters: Open only to students enrolled in a Masters, Masters-equivalent, or Ph.D. program at the time of submitting an abstract, for work performed while enrolled in that program. Recent graduates who were enrolled students at the time of submitting an abstract are eligible to present at the conference.
What to Expect: Student presenters will receive constructive feedback on their research, learn about related research in other disciplines, and build national and international connections with one another, prominent scholars, and professionals. Presentations are typically 15 minutes long, depending on the number of presenters in each session. Sessions will be assembled around similar themes and conducted in English. Students are encouraged to prepare a poster to present at a reception or to complement their formal presentation. Prominent figures from both STP and STS will deliver keynote addresses. Ample time is allotted for networking and community building and a portion of the conference will be dedicated to career development.
Abstract Requirements: Abstracts of up to 250 words will be accepted. Abstracts should summarize the research you want to present as a paper and/or poster at the conference. Abstracts will be selected based on significance of research question and effectiveness in communicating your completed or in-progress research.
Preferred Submission Date for Abstracts: November 15, 2010
Final Submission Date for Abstracts: January 31, 2011
Submission Guidelines: Submit abstracts via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Above your abstract narrative (not included in 250 word count), please provide: 1) title of your paper and/or poster; 2) your full contact information; 3) your expected date of graduation; 4) school affiliation; and 5) name and website of your academic program.
Travel: International students from countries that are not a part of the U.S. Department of State Visa Waiver Program are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible. Links to important Visa information are available on the STGlobal website at:
Travel Grants: Limited funds are available for student travel grants, to be awarded based on need and to early applicants. To apply for these funds, please attach estimated travel costs and brief statement of need with your abstract submission.