February 5, 2004


Call for Abstracts and Bios



Dear Research Training Scholar:


We are pleased to invite you to participate in the sixth annual Students Training in Academic Research Symposium (STARS VI) to be held Friday, April 9, 2004 in the Loker Student Union at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).  This symposium has been created with one goal in mind:  to provide an opportunity for you, the student, to present your research accomplishments before an audience of your peers, research mentors from Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute and CSUDH, members of your family and the campus community.


In preparation for your presentation, each research scholar is required to submit an abstract that has been approved by your research mentor on or before Friday, March 5, 2004.  All abstracts will be printed in the program booklet.  Also, please write a biographical sketch that describes your career interest and goals.  We will place a single photo of you, along with your biographical sketch, in the program booklet.  Please contact Tigress Briggs for an appointment to have your photo taken at the Minority Student Office, NSM B-134, (310) 243-3392.


The Symposium is designed to provoke an active interchange of research findings of student participants in the RISE, U*STAR, Bridges and IMSD research training programs.  All students will not be asked to make oral presentations; therefore, the selection will be based upon careful consideration of giving the opportunity to “first-time” presenters and a sampling of other students from all of the research training programs.  You will be notified of the selected presenters in ample time for you to prepare your 10 minute presentation and to participate in group practice sessions using audiovisuals.


We anticipate that this Symposium will be of value to you on several levels:  it provides an opportunity for you to write an abstract, prepare a talk and speak before an audience and at the same time serve as a forum to receive feedback directed towards your personal and professional development.


Again, all abstracts are due on or before Friday, March 5, 2004.  Please send your approved abstract and biographical sketch, electronically to Clementine Sessoms csessoms@cas.csudh.edu and Tigress Briggs tbriggs@csudh.edu.  Thank you for your cooperation.



Clementine Sessoms

Coordinator of Federal Programs

(310) 243-3418