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SLAS2015 Student and Early Career Professionals Programming

SLAS is pleased to offer activities at SLAS2015 specifically designed by and geared towards attending students and early career professionals. These programs provide a focused, valuable experience for those considering and embarking on a career in the field of laboratory sciences and technology.

Attendee programming and benefits include:

Discounted Conference and Short Course Registration for Students

SLAS is pleased to offer discounted SLAS2015 registration to students. Student registration is available online. Following receipt of their registration and payment, students will be contacted for a copy of their valid student ID to verify eligibility for registration discounts. Student registrations will not be confirmed until a valid copy of student ID is received by SLAS.

Student conference registration does not include short course registration, though a discounted rate for short courses is also available to students. For complete details or to register, click here.

Career-Focused Programming

Students and Early Career Professionals can take part in SLAS Career Connections at SLAS2015. Career Connections is one of the select few, highly discreet, automated employment programs that brings together its online professional services with its respected career center and development sessions at SLAS2015. Career workshops offered at SLAS2015 include:

Led by Joanne Kamens, Executive Director, Addgene

Led by Dan Eustace, PhD, University of Connecticut

Free Career Mentoring: Several experienced professionals will be on hand at SLAS2015 to provide complimentary mentoring and career advice. One-on-one sessions will be available in the morning and afternoon on Monday and Tuesday, February 9-10. Learn about the SLAS2015 Mentors and how to sign up here.

Sign up in advance for career counseling or mentoring one-on-one appointments by contacting Mary Geismann at

Click here for a complete schedule of Career Connections offerings.

Student and Early Career Professionals Social Event

Sunday, Feb 8, 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Student and Early Career Professional Mixer in the Member Center

Sunday, Feb. 8, 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Off-Site Social Event at Lucky Strike (Student and Early Career Professionals only)

All students and early career attendees are invited to Lucky Strike where you can relax and mingle with your peers while enjoying an evening of bowling! This evening is FREE to all student and early career attendees, and designed to help you connect and network in an informal setting. The evening will include lane rental, as well as appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available. This event is scheduled at the start of SLAS2015 on Sunday, February 8, from 7:30-9:30 pm immediately following the Reception in the Exhibit Hall. All interested in attending this function should meet in the SLAS Member Center on the Exhibition Floor.

Student and Early Career Professionals Membership

Join SLAS and gain access to important programs and services that membership offers, including access to a network of peers and an array of resources that you can leverage to create pathways to professional success in laboratory science and technology. SLAS offers Student Memberships for just $25/year and Early Career Professional Memberships for just $60/year. Members-only benefits of SLAS include:

Click here for more information on how to become a member of SLAS!