For Directors of Access / Support Programs
Dr. Renee Moore, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Attracting a diverse pool of talented students interested in graduate study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is a national priority and a shared institutional goal among the nation's leading universities.
This first-ever Ivy Plus Symposium is a two-day program designed for promising college students. The schedule includes more than a dozen presentations from faculty on cutting-edge research in a range of STEM fields, as well as the opportunity to attend workshops with graduate admissions committee faculty and staff, participate in a juried poster session, and more. The program will be limited in size and therefore allow participants to make personal connections with representatives from the participating institutions. This is the first such Ivy Conference, and we anticipate others will follow, across a range of fields.
The participating institutions are committed to attracting qualified applicants from underrepresented groups and look forward to providing an opportunity for your students who may be considering a PhD in a STEM field to learn more about graduate training programs through the activities described above. The schedule will also feature time to allow you to familiarize faculty and administrators from Ivy League and other peer institutions with your programs and the strong pool of potential graduate applicants they have to offer.