The Center for Inclusive Education at Stony Brook University proudly presents the annual Gathering of Science Scholars (GSS) National Conference:
Access for Underrepresented Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This conference celebrates the achievements of
underrepresented students in science and provides a platform for dialogue and professional development in the areas of STEM graduate study as
well as careers in research and teaching.
The conference features four key components:
1. A series of talks
and informative discussions that raises awareness about issues related to broader participation and academic success in STEM disciplines.
These talks provide students with valuable information and skills on: navigating through the graduate school admissions process, identifying
and overcoming common obstacles faced in graduate school, mentoring, and motivational words of inspiration.
2. A research symposium
featuring poster and oral presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, all judged by a team of faculty (a research abstract
must be submitted at the time of registration.)
3. A networking session where graduate programs as well as corporations and laboratories advertise opportunities at
their organizations. This enables students to gather information about graduate study opportunities offered at the institutions
represented as well as career and internship opportunities offered at corporations represented.
We invite universities and organizations to participate in the networking session by reserving table space to distribute hand-outs and advertise career and internship opportunities to prospective candidates.
Participation will provide:
- Access to the best and brightest underrepresented minority students soon to graduate with a degree in science
- Ad space in the conference program book
- An opportunity to meet colleagues from other institutions and organizations
4. The newest feature of the GSS Conference is an Open House which will provide prospective applicants with a thorough overview
of the graduate programs offered within STEM at Stony Brook University, which includes an opportunity to engage Graduate Program Directors in a
discussion about the specifics of the graduate program, the admissions process, and so forth as well as an opportunity to tour the cutting-edge
Who Should Attend
We invite undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and diversity program staff at institutions throughout the
United States and Puerto Rico to participate in this exciting event. Institutions may register to participate in the networking
session to recruit prospective applicants. Candidates interested in graduate study at Stony Brook should attend the workshops and
open house tours.
How to Register
Registration dates will be announced
Thank you for your interest and participation in the Gathering Conference.
Please call (631) 632-1387 for more information.
Directions to Stony Brook University,
and campus maps.
The closest airport to Stony Brook University is Long Island´s Islip Airport (code ISP).
The Holiday Inn Express provides free
shuttle service to/from Islip airport, however, advance reservations is required. For guest reservations: Call 1-800-HOLIDAY or (631) 471-8000 and refer to the code: SSN.
Both Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) airports may offer cheaper fares but are one-hour away.
If you fly to JFK or LGA, we suggest using one of the following taxi/car service companies:
Estimated cost each way is $60
(212) BLUE VAN or (800-258-3826)
*You are responsible for your own travel and hotel expenses and arrangements.
We thank our sponsors for making it possible to host such an important activity:
The National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource Development
Stony Brook University, Office of the Provost
Past GSS Conference Attendance
The first GSS conference, held on April 30, 2004, brought in over 250 minority students as well as faculty and diversity
program staff from 23 institutions within NYS and the region. The second conference was held over two days, March 11-12, 2005,
and brought in over 350 participants representing 32 institutions nationwide. The third conference was held over two days, October 13-14, 2006,
and brought in about 300 participants representing 40 institutions nationwide.