Women in Science is planning to cap off this summer with our 2nd Martinos Center Summer Symposium (MCSS), which will take place on Friday afternoon, September 23rd! This year’s event, hopefully in-person or at least hybrid, will feature keynote and lightning talks, trainee poster presentations, and social time with refreshments. All members of the Martinos community are invited to attend, so mark your calendar! 


Through this symposium, we hope to:

– showcase the Center’s cutting-edge research and continue to foster scientific discussions.

– highlight the Center’s diversity by providing an opportunity for trainees of all levels (high schoolers, undergraduate students, RAs, RTs, CRCs, graduate students, postdocs, etc.) to present their work.


MCSS Trainee Poster Presentation:

The trainee poster competition is also back, with awards and prizes. 🎉

Trainees of all levels are invited to present their work at the MCSS 2022. Feel free to repurpose conference posters. Please register your interest by filling out this form before 5 pm on Friday, August 12th to help us plan ahead. A future email will detail the poster format with submission instructions. 



We are looking for faculty volunteers  to judge trainee poster presentations.  We will divide trainees into  three categories based on their training level. As a judge, you’re expected to:

  • Two weeks before the event (Sep 12- Sep 19)
    • Review posters for one assigned training level.
    • Nominate the Top 5 posters with your committee for your assigned training level
  • On the day of the event (Sep 23):
    • Judge  poster presentations by  nominated authors based on the criteria provided. 
    • Discuss with other judges and rank the presenters for the training level assigned to you

If you are interested, please fill out this form. Regardless if you’re available for judging for MCSS 2022, we look forward to seeing everyone at the event and celebrating the trainee’s achievement together! 

Don’t forget to encourage trainees in your lab to participate!


Feel free to contact us directly at with any questions.