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. This summer, the LANS will be held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown/Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut July 24-26. All 
SMART students and selected graduate advisors will have the opportunity to 
take part in informative workshops and give an oral 
presentation of their research. 


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 is scheduled for October 22–24, 2020 in Long Beach, CA.  Email or call (831) 459-0170.


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

ABRCMS 2020 logoABRCMS is a national conference designed to encourage underrepresented students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical sciences. The 2020 ABRCMS conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, November 11-14.



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.