Opportunity to Attend a Day at Evolution 2019 in Providence

Dear undergraduates excited about biology,


Are you interested in evolutionary biology or want to see what happens at a scientific conference? The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) is sponsoring registration costs for ten local undergraduate students to attend one full day at the Evolution 2019 meeting in Providence, RI, on Saturday, June 22.


Evolution is an annual evolutionary biology conference that brings together over 2,000 scientists from around the world to discuss and present current research. The day at the conference will last from 8AM to ~7PM and will include hundreds of scientific talks, posters, and a networking event with other undergraduates attending the conference. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about scientific careers, receive helpful advice about how to get the most out of the event, and build new professional connections.

Undergraduates selected for this opportunity will be paired with graduate student mentors from around the country to help them navigate through this large, international meeting and answer any questions they may have both before and during the event. Accepted students will receive free registration for the event, but participants will be responsible for their own transportation to the Rhode Island Convention Center and any food they purchase.


Important links:

Conference Website


Society for the Study of Evolution


Applications are due by 5PM PST on March 29, 2019. Students will be notified of their acceptance by April 8 in order to officially register for the conference by April 15. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you in Providence!



Melissa Plakke

SSE Graduate Student Advisory Council