Undergraduate Diversity Program

Recipients of the Undergraduate Diversity Program Student and Advisor 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. On Sunday, students and advisors participate in the all-day 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 opportunities in the biomedical sciences after graduate studies. For schedule details, see the “Undergraduate Diversity Program” web page on the SOT Annual Meeting website.

Undergraduate Education Program

This daylong program introduces undergraduates to topics in various toxicology disciplines. This program features four scientific presentations about diverse toxicological research and a case study that provides an opportunity for students to explore and interpret data. Students also meet with graduate students and academic program directors to learn how to submit strong graduate school applications and the merits of specific graduate programs, as well as how to succeed in graduate school. During the program, students are given the opportunity to 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. Lastly, students will meet with toxicology graduate program directors from across the US. For schedule details, see the “Undergraduate Education Program” web page on the SOT Annual Meeting website.

Student/Postdoctoral Scholar Mixer

Hosted by the Graduate Student Leadership Committee, this is an opportunity for all students and postdoctoral scholars to gather, meet new colleagues, and reestablish relationships at the beginning of the meeting. Learn about being involved in SOT by speaking with student leaders at the SOT Component Group posters. Tickets are obtained at no cost by selecting the Mixer as an add-on event while registering for the Annual Meeting. If you have already registered for the meeting and want to add a ticket to the Mixer, visit the “My Events” area of your SOT account (log in with your SOT member credentials or those that you created to register for the meeting if you are a nonmember). Select Annual Meeting 2022 and then Add Tracks/Sessions to add the Mixer. Complete the "payment" process to add your ticket to your registration. A ticket and meeting badge are required to attend. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Undergraduate Student Meeting

Taking place on Tuesday, March 29, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, this informal session for all undergraduate students attending the SOT Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Faculty United for Toxicology Undergraduate Recruitment and Education (FUTURE). Students peer into their toxicology future by connecting with peers and graduate students with common interests in the science of safety and in career opportunities in the field. This session will include opportunities for networking with toxicology graduate students along with free lunch.