Underrepresented Students in STEM Symposium 

A free research symposium for BIPOC undergraduate students local to the Twin Cities.

The goal of USSS-TC is to give BIPOC undergraduates a free way to share the research and scientific ideas, learn about graduate school, connect with STEM professors and professionals, and increase  their sense of belonging in STEM.

Register now for the 3rd annual USSS-TC held on Saturday, September 23, 2023! 

Important Dates 2023

Aug 11  - Last day to register and receive a mentor

Sep 9  - Last day to register to be a presenter or attendee

Sep 9  - Poster and abstract forms due

Sep 23 - Day of event


Attendees will have the opportunity to present a poster regardless of if they have participated in research on one of three topics: 1) Original research projects; 2) A research paper that interests them; 3) A new research proposal they would be interested in completing. Posters will be judged by graduate students, professors, & STEM professionals for feedback and awards.


Attendees can be paired with a mentor (professor, graduate student, or STEM professional) that will assist in preparing for the symposium. Mentors will serve as a resource for career and graduate program questions.

Graduate Program Q&A

Panels about how to apply to graduate school, graduate school life, and future career opportunities. Panelists will include graduate students from various programs and student organizations.

Congratulations to our 2022 prize winners!

1st Place

Chinonso Nwakama

University of Minnesota

Characterizing Value-based Decision Making in a Diabetic Mouse Model

2nd Place

Michelle Osiro

Macalester College

Prevalence and Spectrum of ELP1 Mutations Based on a Population Database

3rd Place

Sehan Adan

Augsburg University

The Correlation between Income, Race and Diabetes in Minnesota