Brookhaven National Laboratory

Young Researcher Symposium 2012

We welcome you to the official website for the inaugural Young Researcher Symposium (YRS 2012).

Call for Papers


YRS 2012 will bring together early career researchers (postdocs and graduate students) from a wide range of disciplines across BNL to exchange information and practice presenting their research work in a supportive scientific environment. This event will showcase the high value that young researchers bring to BNL through their research accomplishments and provide them an opportunity to explore potential research collaborations across the laboratory. Furthermore, it offers an excellent platform to demonstrate cutting edge BNL research activities to external audiences.

Participation in this event is open to all BNL postdocs and graduate students. The entire lab community and external guests from DOE and neighboring institutions are invited to attend. The program includes both oral and poster presentations by BNL postdocs and graduate students, a career panel, and a reception. Attendance at the symposium is free of charge.

In the forthcoming weeks, all young researchers will be encouraged to submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation. There will be a selection process for oral presentations. Both oral and poster presentations will be evaluated by judges and the best presenters will be awarded a cash prize.

Note: This website will be the source of all symposium related information and is being updated frequently. Please be sure to check back often.

Session Information

  •  Oral Sessions (Morning and Afternoon)
    • Presentations by Postdocs and Graduate Students (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A)
    • Keynote Speakers
  • Poster Session
  • Career Panel
    • Carl Andre (Research Associate, 2007-2011), a scientist at BASF Plant Science in North Carolina
    • Mark Doherty (Research Associate, 2007-2010), a scientist at GE in the Chemical Processes and Catalysis Laboratory
    • Tianna Hicklin (Science Communication Intern, 2010), an assistant editor at AAAS/Science
    • Mathew Maye (Goldhaber Fellow, 2005-2008), an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Syracuse University and an active user at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)
    • Yolanda Small (Research Associate, 2007-2011), an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the City University of New York’s York College

Abstract Submission

Please follow all guidelines when submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation at YRS 2012. Symposium abstract submission deadlines are listed on the right.
Go to Abstract Submission

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Last Modified: November 28, 2012