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Raised toward our $3,500 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on November 26, at 11:59 PM CST
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SEARCH 2020 is going virtual!

September 15, 2020

SEARCH 2020 is currently being rescheduled to a 3-part virtual event which will take place on Saturday October 24, November 7, and November 14, 2020. More information regarding registration will be coming soon, but for now mark your calendars and check out our schedule to see our exciting line-up of speakers and panelists! The organizing committee thanks you again for supporting our event - all funds we had previously gathered either will be used to cover canceled flights or will be saved for the next in-person SEARCH Symposium. 

SEARCH 2020 Postponed due to COVID-19

March 12, 2020



Thank you so much for supporting the LaunchKU Campaign for SEARCH 2020! Unfortunately, we have had to make the decision to postpone our symposium from April 4th to Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. As we appreciate your support and investment in the symposium, we will keep you informed once the new date is set. 


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SEARCH Organizing Committee

Thank you for supporting SEARCH 2020!

December 11, 2019



Thank you so much for supporting our LaunchKU Campaign for the 2020 SEARCH Symposium, which will be held on April 4th at KU. With your help, we were able to meet our goal of $3500. This money will go a long way towards helping us invite speakers and panelists to join us and allow all interested students to attend at no cost. We hope that you will continue to follow us on social media and via our website so we can share our progress with you as we continue to organize this event. 


Thank you! 


SEARCH Organizing Committee

SEARCH 2020 - LaunchKU Campaign Funded!

November 26, 2019

The organizing committee is very excited to share that the 2020 SEARCH symposium is fully funded!! 

We are extremely grateful to all the donors who helped us to reach our goal. This money will be used to purchase necessary items for the event, invite out-of-state speakers and panelists, and open registration for more students who are interested in a career outside of academia. This event would not be possible without your generous gifts! Thank YOU to all our donors and anyone who promoted the LaunchKU webpage. We are looking forward to a fantastic event next year!


Last week of The 2020 SEARCH campaign

November 18, 2019

On behalf of The 2020 SEARCH organizing committee, thank you so much to all the donors who have supported our event so far. We have reached $2,305 of our $3,500 goal. This money will be used for funding speakers' travel and accommodations, event supplies, and food for our event. All of this would not have been possible without your generous donations. We are only eight days away from the end of this campaign, so please keep sharing the LAUNCHKU page ( to help us reach our goal of providing this amazing opportunity to STEM graduates at KU and in the KS/MO area.  



Week 1 Update

November 04, 2019

We're one week in and we've raised $780 toward our total goal of $3500 - we're nearly a quarter of the way there! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far - please keep sharing our posts to help us reach our goal to provide this incredible professional development opportunity to STEM students at KU and in the greater KC area! 

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Conference Materials

Your gift will provide the printing of 5 program booklets!


Attendee Sponsor

Your gift will allow 1 graduate student to attend the symposium!


Regional Speaker Sponsor

Your gift will provide travel for a local panelist!


Attendee Super Sponsor

Your gift will allow 4 graduate students to attend the symposium!


Out-of-State Speaker Sponsor

Your gift will cover the travel expenses for 1 panelist located outside the state of Kansas!


Keynote Sponsor

Your gift will help fund airfare and travel for our keynote speaker!