Undergraduate Orientation Session at EB 2017Undergraduate Orientation Session at EB 2017Education Committee member, Carissa Krane talks with UGSRF, Slavina Goleva


APS holds an orientation session for ALL undergraduate students working in physiology who attend the Experimental Biology meeting.

Undergraduates who are first authors on posters being presented at EB are invited to attend specifically, but any undergraduate student attending the EB meeting is welcome.

The orientation session is held on the first day of the meeting (usually Saturday afternoon from 3:30 - 5:30 pm). The location and specific time of the session will be posted under Announcements (see above) when available.

Members of the APS Career Opportunities in Physiology, Education, and Trainee Advisory Committees attend the session to offer advice to the students. Topics and presentations usually include:

  • Introduction of previous year's Undergraduate Summer Research Fellows and presentation of certificates by APS President (see program link below)
  • Introduction of Bruce Abstract Awardees (see link at left) and reminder of Bruce Awards and APS Poster Session (usually held on Sunday; see link at left)
  • Presentation on the highlights of the meeting and how to get the most out of the meeting
  • Tips for giving a poster presentation.


Summer Research Programs

List of APS undergraduate summer programs, eligibility, benefits and application deadlines.

Professional Skills Training

This project promotes the development of key professional skills among trainees by creating effective live and online interactive courses that are appropriate for students in any life science discipline.