2022 Life Sciences Symposium

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Are you ready to share your research with us?

We are bringing back the 6th Annual Huck Life Sciences Symposium for another year! We are planning an event packed with opportunities ranging from talking to amazing invited speakers to presenting your research through traditional and non-traditional ways. Plus, this year's symposium will be held in person following Penn State's COVID-19 guidelines.

New information!

Schedule is now available!

Look at our abstract booklet here!

Did we mention there's prizes?

  • Oral presentations: 1st place = $200 | 2nd place = $150 | 3rd place = $100
  • Poster presentations (by research category): 1st = $150 | 2nd = $100
  • “My Research” video: People’s Choice = $100 | Expert Choice = $100
  • “Elevator Pitch” contest: Judges Choice = $100

Instructions for Presenters:

2022 Submission guidelines


  • April 3rd   -  Abstract Submissions for Oral, Poster and Elevator Pitch competitions are due
  • April 10th  -  Abstracts selected for Oral Presentation
  • April 17th - Abstracts selected for poster presentations
  • April 30th - Deadline for uploading "My Research" video and Elevator Pitch presentation
  • May 11th - Registration Deadline

Keynote Speakers

  • Richard Harris 

Science friction: what's slowing progress in biomedical research | May 12th

Richard Harris spent more than 35 years as a science correspondent at National Public Radio. He covered everything from the Covid pandemic to climate change and the Deepwater Horizon disaster. His travels took him around the world. In 2015 he took a leave from NPR to write a book. Rigor Mortis, published in 2017, details the challenges of producing rigorous and reproducible research in the biomedical sciences. The book was a finalist for the National Academy of Sciences' communications award. Richard stepped away from daily journalism in 2021.

  • Deboki Chakravati, PhD 

Navigating media as a scientist | May 12th 

Deboki Chakravati is a former scientist who realized halfway through her PhD that what she really loved is talking about science. In addition to writing for the YouTube series “Journey to the Microcosmos,” she hosts several science-focused YouTube series and podcasts, including Crash Course Organic Chemistry and Tiny Matters.

Got questions?

Contact us via psu.hgsac@gmail.com