Undergraduate and High School Student Programs at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016

During the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, undergraduate and high school students were invited to participate in several programs which enabled them to learn about cancer research and prevention, network, and interact with leading cancer researchers and scientific experts from around the world, network with peers, explore career opportunities in the cancer field, present their research, and compete for prizes.

11th Annual AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

The 11th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition took place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Over 150 students participated in this exciting day of learning, with 98 students presenting posters of their research. The day included lectures from esteemed scientists, a message from a cancer survivor, and a career development panel discussion lead by rising stars in the field. The day concluded with prize distribution to poster presenters.

The 12th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition will take place on April 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Meet the Mentor Undergraduate Focus I & II

The Meet the Mentor Undergraduate Focus provides a forum for undergraduates to meet informally with senior scientist mentors to ask questions about various topics concerning cancer research, education, and professional development. This year's sessions, two of the most popular undergraduate sessions at the Annual Meeting, featured three leading researchers, Danny R. Welch, PhD; Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD; and Jose G. Treviño, MD.

About Meet the Mentor I: Featuring Danny R. Welch, PhD

About Meet the Mentor II: Featuring Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD, and Jose G. Trevino, MD

AACR Special Program for High School Students, “The Conquest of Cancer and the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers”

The AACR Special Program for High School Students hosted more than 200 New Orleans-area high school students and their teachers during this special day. Students listened to talks from renowned scientists, received an inspirational message from a cancer survivor and advocate, were given a tour of the exhibit hall and poster sessions, and participated in a networking luncheon with mentor-scientists. The session received visits from two special guests: Miss Arkansas USA 2016, Abby Floyd, and New Orleans Saints punter, Thomas Morstead.

The next AACR Special Program for High School Students will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Find out more information on this session.