Student Opportunities at the Annual Meeting

In addition to the regularly-scheduled scientific sessions, the Biophysical Society provides student-specific programming to help students get the most out of their meeting experience. The activities highlighted here provide student attendees the opportunity to network with faculty members from around the world, discuss future career goals, and learn about the research other students are conducting.

Undergraduate Student Lounge

All undergraduates are invited to swing by the new Undergraduate Student Lounge, a room set aside for students to get classwork done, chat with other undergrads studying biophysics, and to meet members of the Education Committee who will drop in throughout the Annual Meeting to answer questions and take students to poster and platform sessions.

 Graduate Student Breakfast

Monday, February 3, 7:30 am–8:30 am

Calling all grad students! Looking to network with your peers and discuss the unique challenges you face in your current career stage? The Early Careers Committee will host a breakfast for graduate student Society members to meet and discuss these issues. Members of the Early Careers Committee will be on hand to offer advice about funding opportunities, to answer questions about how the Committee serves graduate students in the biophysical community, and to recruit new Committee members. This event is limited to the first 100 attendees. Registration is not required. 

Undergraduate Student “Breakfast” at Noon

Monday, February 4, 11:30 am–1:00 pm

Join the Education Committee for a studentfriendly pizza “breakfast” at noon! This unique networking event will feature the 2013 Emily M. Gray Awardee. Afterwards, have your questions answered about pursuing a graduate program, talk to an industry representative about different career paths, and meet other undergraduates interested in biophysics, all over a few slices of pizza! Space is limited to the first 100 attendees. Registration is not required.

Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair

Monday, February 4, 1:00–3:00 pm

Are you an undergraduate thinking about applying to a graduate program, or a graduate student looking for a research or fellowship opportunity? Check out more than 40 different institutions at the Biophysical Society Graduate & Postdoc Fair! Representatives from colleges and universities with graduate programs in biophysics will be on hand to answer questions, distribute literature, and talk about the different opportunities they have available for students and postdocs.

Attention: Program Directors

Looking to meet more then 1,500 undergraduates, graduates and postdocs? The Graduate & Postdoc Fair gives universities the opportunity to expain the unique features of their biophysics programs. Institutions interested in participating in the Fair should contact the Society Office for complete details and a registration form. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student Housing

Deadline: December 1, 2012

The Biophysical Society has reserved rooms at special rates in numerous hotels in Philadelphia solely for undergraduate and graduate student members attending the Annual Meeting. Rooms are limited, so secure your reservations today to ensure the best rate possible. Go to for complete information.

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