Student Opportunities at the Annual Meeting 


Are you a student or are you a faculty member planning to bring your students to San Francisco? There are several sessions throughout the meeting targeted specifically to students. These sessions aim to provide graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to network with faculty members from around the world and to discuss different career paths after graduation.

Graduate Student Breakfast

Monday, February 17, 7:30–8:30 am

Grad students, start your morning right with the Early Careers Committee! This breakfast will be a great opportunity to network with your peers and discuss the challenges specific to your current career stage. Members of the Committee will be on hand to offer advice about grant activities for graduate students, to answer questions about how the Committee serves graduate students in the biophysical community, and to recruit new Committee members.

Undergraduate Student “Breakfast”—at Noon

Monday, February 17, 11:30 am–1:00 pm

Undergrads: plan to attend this unique networking event! This session will feature a career-focused talk from the 2014 Emily M. Gray Awardee, Alberto Diaspro, from the Italian Institute of Technology and University of Genova. Afterwards, members of the Education Committee will be on hand to answer questions about graduate programs, discuss careers in industry, and chat about current research topics over a few slices of pizza.

Graduate & Postdoc Institution Fair

Monday, February 17, 1:00–3:00 pm

Starting to look for a postdoc position? Or maybe you’re an undergraduate thinking about grad school? Check out the Graduate & Postdoc Fair. Representatives from over 40 different institutions with biophysics programs will be on hand to answer questions, distribute literature, and discuss opportunities for postdocs and students.

Networking with Minority Biophysicists: Resources & Opportunities

Tuesday, February 18, 1:00–2:00 pm

Are you an underrepresented minority biophysicist? Be sure to participate in this special session, sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee. Participants at all career levels will have the opportunity to network and discuss the unique challenges they face. Speakers from funding agencies will be on hand to discuss resources available to the minority biophysicist community.

Undergraduate Student Lounge

Looking for a quiet space to work on assignments for your courses? Or maybe you just want to meet other undergraduate attendees? Be sure to swing by the Undergraduate Student Lounge, a room specifically for undergraduate students to do classwork and meet each other.

Student Housing

Deadline: December 1

Affordable student housing is available for undergraduate and graduate student meeting attendees who are current Society members. To secure student housing, send a copy of your student member meeting registration along with the student housing reservation form that can be found on the Annual Meeting website to the BPS office.