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STEM Undergraduate Symposium

Network with life sciences industry experts and recognize the work of our best and brightest. The STEM Undergraduate Symposium gives young researchers an opportunity to present their work, win prizes and step into the professional world. Anchored by fascinating keynote speakers and enlightening presentations by our students, the symposium brings our South Florida’s STEM community together in a celebration of innovation, discovery and collaboration.

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This year's event will be held:

Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:30am – 2:30pm
Florida International University

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Previous Events

  • 2017

    2017 location:

    Palm Beach State College

    2017 winners:

    Oral Competition:

    • Ezana Assefa, NSU
    • Jorge Monroy, IRSC
    • Diarra Dia, FMU


    • Danielle Bartz, FAU
    • Zoe Cosner, UM
    • Jonathan Rivera, FAU
  • 2016

    2016 location:

    Broward College

    2016 winners:

    Oral Competition:

    • Stephanie Cheng, UM
    • Emanuele Costantino, MDC
    • Tie for third place: Wesam Ajavjeh, Barry & Haroldo Rodriguez (FIU)

     Poster competition:

    • Sarah Mitchell, FAU
    • Alejandro Hernandez, FIU
    • Amelia Bahamonde, UM
  • 2015

    2015 location:

    Indian River State College

    2015 winners:

    Oral Competition:

    • 1st Place: Tevin Ali, Palm Beach State College
    • 2nd Place: Victoria Hoelscher, Barry University
    • 3rd Place: Lazaro Mesa, Florida International University

    Poster Competition:

    • 1st Place: Johan Sanchez, Barry University
    • 2nd Place: Divya Pandya, Nova Southeastern University
    • 3rd Place: Christine Wipfli, Florida International University
  • 2014

    2014 location:

    Florida International University

    2014 winners:

    • First Place Oral Session I
      Sergeine Lezeau – Florida Atlantic University
    • Second Place Oral Session I
      Hollyanne Apuli – Indian River State College
    • First Place Oral Session II
      Syed Raza – Florida Atlantic University
    • Second Place Oral Session II 
      Sam K. Powell – University of Miami
    • First Place Poster Session
      Taaha Mendha – University of Miami
    • Second Place Poster Session
      Nicole Lopez – Barry University
    • Third Place Poster Session 
      Leidy Gonzalez – Florida International University
  • 2013

    2013 location:

    Miami Dade College

    2013 winners:

    The winners for oral presentations were:

    • 1st place, Ruslan Garcia (FIU)
    • tie for 2nd place between Michael Butts (PBSC) and Alex Perez (FIU).

    Poster presentation winners were:

    • 1st place, Danielle Howard (FAU)
    • 2nd place Samantha Amat (FAU)
    • 3rd place Katherine Leon (MDC)