The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Center of Excellence in STEM Education

Conference Opportunities

Interested in presenting your research results? Want to attend a conference to learn more about current research? The Center of Excellence in STEM Education is committed to student and faculty professional development and growth. Below is a list of many successful organizations at UTRGV and externally that host conferences to help students in STEM fields achieve their goals. Visit their website and adhere to the deadlines for further information. Be sure to visit the remaining sites under the tab "Student Resources" to learn of other activities and our "Events Calendar" for upcoming workshops. If you have any helpful sites, please share your links and resources with us to improve the website materials for all; contact us to submit your contributions. Thank you.

UTRGV Conferences

Program Discipline Occurrence Deadline
Secret Student Seminar Math Weekly See Website
Engaged Scholarship Symposium All Areas See Website January
Student Government Association Funds student travel to conferences All Areas See Website Apply at least one month in advance
Hauser Communication Research Lab Enhance oral communication skills All Areas Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm ARHU 172 Stop by or call (956) 665-2832 to make a free 30 minute appointment.

External Conferences

Want to present your research at an external conference? Wish to attend a conference to learn more about your area and prepare for graduate school? The following conferences provide opportunities for students to attend a conference, to network, and to learn about cutting-edge research. Check out the different types of conferences below as some are geared for students to present their research while others are aimed to develop students professionally and to network. Many of these conferences provide travel funds to students through a travel scholarship. So navigate to the websites below and start applying!! Wherever you go, always network, network, network!!

Travel Scholarship/Poster Deadlines

The travel scholarship deadline is given for students to apply for travel funds to attend a conference. In addition, a poster deadline is provided which indicates the deadline by which a student submits his/her research abstract and other pertinent information to present his/her research at the conference.

Program Discipline Travel Scholarship Deadline/Application Poster Deadline
2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing CS/Eng/Appl Math February 28 January 29
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 2016 Conference UG/Grad June 26 June 26
The Pipeline Workshop UG/Grad November 28 November 28
2016 HENAAC Conference STEM See Website See Website
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Bio-medicine August 26  September 9 
Conference for African American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS) Mathematical Sciences June 24-27 See Website
Undergraduate Research Conference in Math Biology Biology/Mathematics September 22 October 13
Latinos in the Mathematical Sciences Conference Mathematics See Website See Website
2016 CMD-IT Student Professional Development Workshop Computing June 30 May 11
NextProf Science Workshop at Univ of Michigan

May 26,2016
STEM senior grad students and postdocs February 28 TBA
Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Mathematics and Biology
Hosted by NIMBioS
Mathematical Biology September 18 November 13
MBI Capstone Conference STEM July 12 July 12
2017 SACNAS Conference Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science STEM

July 14 

July 14 

2016 Young Mathematicians Conference Mathematics See Website See Website
SAMSI Workshops for Students Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute Statistics/Appl Math Varies by workshop No posters required
2016 HENAAC Conference (Great Minds in STEM) Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference STEM August 7 September 18
2016 SuperComputing Conference CS/Eng June 1 June 1
AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting American Association for the Advancement of Science STEM See Website See Website
SHPE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Engineering August 20 See Website
XSEDE Conference Computer Science April 1 April 1
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders STEM May 7 May 15
2016 Alliance Mathematical Field of Dreams Conference Mathematics See Website See Website
2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Computing May 1 See Website
Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM Only for students currently funded by an NSF program CS/Eng October 4 October 4
Southwestern Association of Naturalists Science March 8 March 1
ASME 2016 International Design and Engineering Technical Conference Design Engineering / Computers and Information in Engineering April 20 See Website
2016 Texas Land Conservation Conference Conservation Science See Website See Website
Rally 2016 Conference Conservation Science September 14 See Website
Sustainable Water Management Conference Science See Website See Website
2016 Land Conservation Conference Conservation Science See Website See Website
2017 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists STEM March 31 May 19
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists STEM See Website April 30
International Herpetological Symposium STEM See Website See Website
Herpetofauna Workers Meeting 2016 STEM See Website See Website
North American Reptile Breeders Conference STEM See Website See Website
IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium Electrical Engineering November 14 March 13

Summer School

Program Discipline Participants Deadline
Wolfram Tech Innovation Summer Camp CS High School Jr/Sr See Website
Wolfram Science Summer School Science UG/Grad May 15
Wolfram Innovation Summer School Science UG/Grad May 15

Student Travel Form

UTRGV Students: Please complete paperwork that the university requires to travel to external conferences on the Dean of Students Forms page under "Student Travel".