Each year the graduate and undergraduate students in the life sciences at UHM present their research at the annual student-run Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium, sponsored by the Department of Biology. The three-day symposium, which will be held next in the spring of 2019, includes student talks, a poster session, keynote addresses, and an awards banquet. The symposium is a great experience for students to present their research in a formal setting, network with colleagues across the sciences, and broaden connections to researchers at outside institutions. CTAHR students who participated in 2017 include Nathaniel Wehr (NREM) and Michel Martinez-Sepulveda (TPSS, pictured). Find out more information about the Tester Memorial Symposium here. Each year the Tester Symposium features a distinguished keynote speaker to meet with students and faculty, attend symposium talks and poster sessions, and present two keynote addresses. These speakers are invited based on nominations from the UH community. Nominations will be accepted until August 31. Nominations of native/indigenous peoples, women, people of color, and earlier/mid-career researchers are especially encouraged. Previous invited speakers have included a number of distinguished scholars. To nominate a speaker, fill out this Google form with your name, the speaker’s name, the speaker’s institution, a link to the speaker’s research page, her/his research biography (200 words or less), and the answers to the questions Why would they make a good speaker? and What would they contribute to the symposium?