Leadership Alliance logoLeadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)

Each summer, students from Leadership Alliance summer programs are 
invited to present their research at the Leadership Alliance National 
Symposium. In 2023, the symposium will be held July 28–30 in Hartford, CT. In-person 2023 SMART student participation at this symposium is tentative.


SACNAS logoSociety for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS serves to encourage underrepresented students to pursue leadership positions in science research and university teaching. The organization invites all young researchers (regardless of ethnic or racial background) to present at their annual conference. This year’s conference will also be held in Portland, OR, October 26–28, 2023. Registration details will be announced when they become available.


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS)

For 20 years, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) – recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award – has been the go-to conference for underrepresented community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As ABRCMS has continued to grow and evolve, it has also become a space for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, program administrators and more. 

That's why we're excited to share that ABRCMS is now the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists – a name change that reflects the community we support. As we look toward the next 20 years, ABRCMS will continue to welcome and nurture underrepresented scientists at various stages of their professional and educational journeys.

Plan to join us for ABRCMS 2023, taking place in-person, Nov. 15–18 in Phoenix, AZ. Registration details will be announced when they become available.














If you have any questions about the SMART Program or graduate study at CU-Boulder, please contact any staff member at the Colorado Diversity Initiative office. The SMART office is located in Porter Biosciences B115-117.