Student & Early Career Opportunities

Mentoring Programs

Registration for mentoring programs at the 2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting is now available for prospective mentors and mentees. These opportunities are designed to help novice conference attendees (generally students or early career scientists) get the most value out of their experience at the Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Mentees will be grouped with experienced scientists (mentors) who will provide guidance on navigating the meeting and introduce them to other scientists. Registration for both mentoring programs is open until January 26, 2015. To register as a mentor or mentee for the ASLO Meeting Mentor Program, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCDB2PP To register as a mentor for the ASLOMP program, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6CBPGRF.

There are two specific opportunities within the overall mentoring program:

ASLO Meeting Mentoring Program

The ASLO Meeting Mentor Program is open to any participant looking for guidance on navigating the meeting and making new connections. Mentees will be grouped with experienced scientists (mentors) who will provide guidance on navigating the meeting and introduce them to other scientists. The Meeting Mentor Program debuted at the 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in New Orleans and was featured in a recent article in the L&O Bulletin (http://www.aslo.org/bulletin/issues/14_v23_i3.pdf). To register as a mentor or mentee for the ASLO Meeting Mentor Program, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PCDB2PP.

ASLO Multicultural Program 2015

Starting in 1990 the ASLO Multicultural Program has brought over 900 diverse undergraduate and graduate students to the annual ASLO meetings. The program features pre-conference dinner and field trip, meeting-mentors to help guide the students, a student-symposium, and various other activities.  The goal of the program is to increase the human diversity of aquatic scientists.  Please recommend appropriate students to apply for the program. This NSF sponsored effort is designed for US citizens and permanent residents, and does not include international students.  The program supports the full cost of participation including travel, hotel, food, and meeting registration.

This year’s program will feature a special field trip taking advantage of the local environment around Granada, Spain.

Applications for students to participate in the ASLO Multicultural Program are available at the program homepage: http://science.hamptonu.edu/mes/aslo.cfm.

To register as a mentor for the ASLOMP program, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6CBPGRF (Note: Mentees for this program have already been selected). After you sign up, please email a short CV to benjamin.cuker@hamptonu.edu. This CV will be used to match mentors with students of similar interests.

ASLO MP mentors must be arriving in Granada early enough to be available to meet their mentees on Sunday, 22 February, at 4:00 p.m. in Room B (Floor -3) of the Congress Centre. If you have any questions about the program or the requirements, please contact Benjamin Cuker (benjamin.cuker@hamptonu.edu), ASLO Multicultural Program Director.