American Association for Cancer Research

2008 AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

Undergraduate students are increasingly represented in both the AACR membership body and during its Annual Meeting. The AACR supports and encourages the education and training of young scientists. The AACR Science Education Committee demonstrates the Association's commitment to this population by sponsoring the Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition during the AACR Annual Meeting. This session addresses educational pathways, explores various career options in the cancer field, and provides an opportunity for students to compete for prizes while presenting their research. 

Features of this program included:

  • a panel discussion led by scientific investigators ranging from graduate students to postdocs who addressed important issues relevant to scientific research and career development;
  • an inspirational keynote address from a prominent cancer researcher;
  • a competitive poster session which awarded students 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for outstanding posters; and
  • a complimentary Annual Meeting registration for all advance registered participants. This allowed access to all scientific sessions, the poster and exhibit hall, and much more!

View the narrative biographies of Invited Speakers who participated in 2008 program.  Please contact us at with any questions about this and/or other AACR programs for undergraduate students.