The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Penn State Life Science Symposium

Due to the continuing success of the Life Science Symposium, we will be holding the 3rd Annual Life Science Symposium on May 18th, 2018.

The Life Science Symposium at Penn State is a conference dedicated to promoting collaboration between, and increase awareness of, the various branches of life science research at Penn State. The idea for the symposium was conceived in 2015 by a group of graduate students who realized that there was a lack of interaction across departments and disciplines; they recognized the need for greater collaboration and opportunities to learn about the incredible research being done at Penn State. The Life Science Symposium aims to fulfill three primary goals:

Goal 1: Foster unique research collaborations and promote networking throughout the university community in order to enhance funding possibilities and learning experiences for graduate students.

Goal 2: Increase exposure for Penn State's life science laboratories, centers, core facilities, and research opportunities in order to maximize engagement with and use of on-campus facilities.

Goal 3: Encourage meaningful dialogue and ethical understanding of our place as scientists in this world, our nation, and the surrounding community.

The Life Science Symposium at Penn State provides students the opportunity to share their research with fellow scientists, challenges them to think globally about 21st century issues facing scientists and humanity, and encourages them to build interdisciplinary partnerships within the Penn State community.

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