Each year the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation sponsors a symposium that highlights the work of current Beckman Award recipients. The Annual Beckman Symposium features:
- Scientific and poster presentations by Beckman Young Investigators, Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows, and Beckman Scholars completing their award term.
- Speakers from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation consortium of programs.
- A series of informal concurrent seminars on topics of special interest by leading scientists from academia, industry and national government laboratories.
Both Kathryn Brewer and Collin Clay, as students completing their award term presented their posters. Kathryn, a member of the Audrey Lamb Research Group presented,"Fluorescent Detection of the Post-translational Modification of PvdJ Module 2 in Pseudomonas aeruginosa" while Collin, a member of the Paul Hanson Research Group presented his poster entitled,"Synthesis and Reactivity Profiling: Sultams, Sulfonamides and Known Drugs as Electrophilic Probes". Both Kathryn and Collin were able to share their progress on these projects and how the Beckman Scholar program has allowed them to focus on their research.
Zachary Wood and Mattea Keister also attended the Symposium, focusing on seminars, specific presentations on their area of interest, and connecting themselves with industry representatives and other scholars from around the country.