Become an ABRCMS Mentor

Invest in the next generation of STEM students

Did you know that 80% of ABRCMS student attendees are underrepresented minorities? Research continues to show the importance mentors play in minorities' success in STEM fields and as such, ABRCMS provides opportunities for you to be involved during the conference.

1. Serve as a judge

Mentors are needed to provide constructive feedback to the over 1,800 undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student presenters. We aim to provide each student with 3 judges to provide feedback on their presentation. Not only do you get to explore the latest research, you also get the chance to leave a lasting impression on students by providing feedback on their presentation.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a doctoral-level graduate student, postdoctoral scientist or research faculty member
  • Must be an active researcher in one of the 12 ABRCMS disciplines
  • Must attend Judges' Orientation and be available to judge at least 1 poster/oral session
  • All judges, including volunteers, must register and paid the registration fee

Interested in volunteering? 

  • Indicate your interest during the registration process

Want to volunteer, but need funds?

2. Participate in networking sessions

Multiple networking sessions are strategically placed throughout the the conference to provide opportunities for students to talk to peers and meet new mentors. Your participation in these sessions will allow you to connect with students who are eagerly pursuing education and career advice and who can benefit from learning about your unique journey.

3. Review abstracts

Prior to the conference, ABRCMS is seeking active researchers to review abstracts. Details and eligibility requirements can be found here.


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