Nine Aspirnaut™ undergraduate summer research interns were selected to join over 20,000 kidney professionals from across the globe to present their scientific work at the American Society of Nephrology’s 2017 Kidney Week. The ASN and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) have partnered to host aspiring biomedical researchers at the ASN’s annual meeting in New Orleans from November 1-4. The students participated as part of the Kidney STARS program, which aims to stimulate interest in nephrology careers through tailored events and networking opportunities. ASN also provided complimentary registration to both the ASN society and ASN Annual Meeting at Kidney Week. The NIDDK funds undergraduate summer research experiences at several academic medical centers, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center.