Undergraduate Diversity Program

Traditionally, recipients of the Undergraduate Diversity Program Student Travel Awards participate in a three-day program to learn more about toxicology and careers in biomedical research. The program begins Saturday evening with networking in mentoring groups; an introduction to toxicology; and the CDI Reunion, a celebration including current and past program participants and organizers. Then, the students and advisors participate in the Sunday Undergraduate Education Program. On Monday, the students and advisors participate in Scientific Sessions, visit posters, and attend the In Vitro Toxicology Lecture and Luncheon for Students. Participants continue to network with toxicologists and have a special session to conclude this concentrated exposure to toxicology and to opportunities after graduate studies in the biomedical sciences.

Details on how the 2021 Undergraduate Diversity Program will be presented based on the all-virtual nature of the 2021 meeting will be shared in the coming months. This web page contains an outline of the traditional schedule of events and sessions when the Undergraduate Diversity Program is presented in-person.


Saturday, March 13

5:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Registration for Students with Committee on Diversity Initiatives Travel Awards

5:15 PM to 7:30 PM

Opening Event

Introduction to Toxicology

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Committee on Diversity Initiatives Reunion

2021 Perry J. Gehring Diversity Student Travel Award Recognition


Sunday, March 14

8:00 AM to 12:05 PM


Toxicology Presentations

12:05 PM to 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Graduate School: How to Get In and What to Expect? Graduate Student and Academic Advisor Perspectives

2:10 PM to 3:10 PM

Career Roundtables: Opportunities in Toxicology

3:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Open Time with Academic Toxicology Program Directors and Internship Sponsors

5:15 PM to 6:30 PM

SOT Awards Ceremony

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Student/Postdoctoral Scholar Mixer

Monday, March 15

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Plenary Session

9:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Mentor Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions and Posters

12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM

In Vitro Lecture and Luncheon for Students

1:30 PM to 3:15 PM

Toxicology Topic Groups Attend Annual Meeting Sessions

3:30 PM to 4:25 PM

Career Path Presentation

Host Mentor and Peer Mentor Meeting

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Closing Celebration