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Education and Outreach

Daily Calendar

Undergraduate Diversity Program

Saturday, March 12 to Monday, March 14

(Open to CDI Travel Awardees)

Chairperson(s): Jorge Naciff, Procter & Gamble Company, Mason, OH.

Hosted by: Committee for Diversity Initiatives (CDI)

For more information, Visit the Undergraduate Diversity Program schedule.

Students and faculty advisors are selected from a national pool of applicants to participate in the Undergraduate Diversity Program. Access details and applications via the Undergraduate Student page; the application deadline is October 9.

The program begins Saturday evening with networking within mentoring groups, an introduction to toxicology, and the CDI Reunion, a celebration including current and past program participants and organizers. See the description below for the Sunday program. On Monday these students participate in scientific sessions, visit poster sessions, attend the In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon, continue to network with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and career toxicologists, and conclude this concentrated exposure to the discipline of toxicology and possibilities inherent in the pursuit of graduate studies in the biomedical sciences.

Sunday Undergraduate Education Program

Sunday, March 13, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

(Open to undergraduates who register with their Annual Meeting registration and recipients of the CDI and Pfizer SOT Undergraduate Travel Awards)

Chairperson(s): Jorge Naciff, Procter & Gamble Company, Mason, OH.

Hosted by: Committee for Diversity Initiatives (CDI), Education Committee, Undergraduate Education Subcommittee

Endorser(s): Education Committee, Undergraduate Education Subcommittee

For more information, Visit the Undergraduate Education Program schedule.

Undergraduates participate in this special introduction to topics in various toxicology disciplines, including an opportunity to explore and interpret data. Students discuss with graduate students and academic program directors how to submit strong graduate school applications and succeed in graduate school, as well as learning the merits of specific graduate programs. They also network with SOT mentors and toxicologists in various employment sectors to become more familiar with what life is like in different career paths in toxicology.

High School Poster Exposition

Tuesday, March 15, 10:00 AM–12:00 Noon
Exhibit Hall

Chairperson(s): Marie Meagher Bourgeois, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Endorser(s): Education Committee and K–12 Subcommittee

High school student research related to toxicology is featured in an area near the SOT Pavilion Booth 500. This display recognizes student effort and provides the high school students who have engaged in research with scientific meeting experience. Presenters can attend on-site or participate in the Virtual Poster Session via the Internet. Abstracts can be submitted here by January 30 for consideration.

High School Poster Exposition Flyer

Meeting attendees are invited to drop by to visit with these outstanding potential future toxicologists.

High School Student and Teacher Workshop

Tuesday, March 15, 8:00 AM–2:15 PM
Room 276

Chairperson(s): Wesley Gray, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA.

Hosted by: SOT South Central Regional Chapter

Endorsed by: Education Committee and K–12 Subcommittee

High School teachers and students from the New Orleans area, plus high schoolers attending the SOT meeting, will learn that “Safety Matters” at an all-day workshop on Tuesday, March 15. The workshop will include presentations introducing toxicology, activities to learn ways toxicologists can assess product safety, tour of the Annual Meeting, and a scavenger hunt. Some students will have posters displayed in the High School Poster Exposition. Toxicologists are encouraged to volunteer to serve as mentors.