Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF)

The Annual Life Sciences South Florida STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium will showcase the scientific work of South Florida’s undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students through poster and oral presentations. Participants gain valuable experience, presentation skills, and recognition by their peers, local colleges and universities, as well as life science industries. Judging takes place during each presentation, and prizes awarded for outstanding projects.   

  • Poster boards are limited to four feet (1.22 m) wide by three feet (0.91 m) high with information organized in columns.
  • Oral presentations are limited to eight minutes, with an additional 2 minutes for question.
  • Abstracts will be judged at the institutional level according to the following 5 criteria:
  1. Significance and importance of the topic
  2. Appropriateness of the research question
  3. Choice of research methods and procedures
  4. Interpretation of results
  5. Clarity of the abstract

Important Deadlines: TBD

Location: TBD

Date: TBD

LSSF Symposium Application

Who we are: Life Sciences South Florida (LSSF) is a life sciences cluster of universities, colleges, research parks, research institutes and economic development councils. Our area of focus ranges from Miami-Dade County in the south, northward to Indian River County, and westward to Lee County.  LSSF’s mission is to facilitate collaborations between our partners, governments, communities and industry to promote innovation, investment, entrepreneurship and economic growth in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and information. Part of a healthy life science ecosystem is a strong talent to workforce ecosystem.  To that end, we seek to provide opportunities for our regions’ students to work with key local life science industry.

LSSF’s beginnings: On August 17, 2010, LSSF was launched under its original name "Life Sciences Corridor" by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and The Beacon Council's then-president, Frank Nero, who convened a meeting with Presidents of four public and private universities, four state colleges and three economic development agencies. Later on in its development, the LSSF membership was expanded to include presidents of three other public and private universities, one research park and three research institutes.

LSSF’s current geography: Miami-Dade County, Broward, Palm Beach, Indian River, St. Lucie County, Lee County

LSSF's current members

LSSF official website