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STEM Exchange: Research and Career Symposium

STEM Exchange: Research and Career Symposium

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By


The New York Academy of Sciences


To help inspire the next generation of STEM leaders, PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences are proud to announce this year’s STEM Exchange: Research and Career Symposium.

Now in its 10th year, this unique event will give 50 exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) an opportunity to present their research, engage  with PepsiCo’s R&D leaders and discover first-hand how a STEM degree can open doors outside of academia.

Eligible applicants from around the world are encouraged to apply. Travel assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis to encourage national and international participation.

Submit your application by Friday, June 1, 2018

About this Event

On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, PepsiCo and the New York Academy of Sciences will host this year’s STEM Exchange – an interactive research forum and networking symposium, held at the Academy's headquarters in New York City.

Following a thorough review of all applications, 50 exceptional students and early career scientists (MS, PhD, postdoc) will be selected to attend.  As part of the symposium’s agenda, attendees will be invited to participate in a poster session, where they will present their research to PepsiCo's R&D leaders. This event will also give attendees a chance to learn more about the company's deep scientific and technological expertise, connect with peers from various STEM fields, and discover first-hand how valuable a STEM degree can be when launching a career outside academia.


Participation and final selection is by application only. When applying, eligible candidates should meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Actively engaged in research relating to at least one of the following fields of study:
    • Engineering (Material Sciences, Environmental, Packaging, Chemical, etc.)
    • Food Science (Agriculture, Food Chemistry, Sensory Science, etc.)
    • Life Science (Nutrition, Biochemistry, Toxicology, etc.)
    • Technology (Big Data, Machine Learning, etc.)
  • Completed applications must include a short abstract describing the research (please see application form for comprehensive details)
  • Applicants must obtain authorization from their current manager/supervisor prior to submitting their application and abstract
  • All applications must be submitted in English
  • All applications must be submitted by Friday, June 1, 2018

Selection Criteria

Please note that your research does not need to have a direct application to the food and beverage industry. In fact, every application received will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative research design
  • Feasibility of the study
  • Quality of the research
  • Excellence in writing

How to Apply

The application process for the STEM Exchange is open to students and early career scientists from all countries and territories worldwide. Start your application by clicking here.

Applicants should submit the application form on or before Friday, June 1, 2018 to with the subject line “August Career Day”.

All applications are due by Friday, June 1, 2018.

Additional Information

For questions regarding this year’s STEM Exchange or the application process, please contact

For more information about PepsiCo’s commitment to STEM, please click here
To browse current career opportunities at PepsiCo, visit