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Special Opportunities and
Information for Students

Career Center

There will be a Career Bulletin Board in Piazza Omi – Main Hall where prospective employers are invited to post job announcements and students and early career professionals are invited to post a one-page CV. 

Roommates Wanted

Roommates Wanted is a free online service to ASLO students and early career members who are seeking roommates during meetings. To participate, visit http://www.aslo.org/meetings/roommates.html. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this service since hotel costs in Japan are expensive.  Dorms rooms also may be available.

Student Social Mixer

Monday, 9 July, 19:00 to 21:00, Biwako Hall, Main Theatre Foyer

An informal student social mixer will be held on Monday evening following the scientific sessions.  Senior scientists will be invited to attend and meet with students on an informal basis.  Beverages and sandwiches will be available. All students are invited to attend.

Student Forums

Student forums (career development workshops) will be held over lunch on Tuesday and Thursday during the meeting.  A range of topics will be covered to address different career paths in the aquatic sciences, skills or expertise important for these careers, and strategies for successfully competing for jobs, grants, or fellowships.  A limited number of lunches (Bento Boxes) will be provided. All students are invited to participate. Descriptions are as follows:

Scientific Speed Dating: Networking for the 21st Century - Two concurrent sessions
Tuesday, 10 July, 12:00 to 13:30, Collabo Shiga - Meeting Rooms 1 and 2

Panelists: Advanced scientists from a variety of aquatic science fields

Description: It can be daunting to try to introduce yourself to someone at a large scientific meeting, but given the right opportunity, a quality exchange can have a lasting impression. Scientific speed dating is a twist on the popular singles speed dating phenomenon. The goal here is to foster an interactive environment between small groups of advanced scientists and graduate students in hopes of creating some short, high impact exchanges.  It’s amazing what can be accomplished in five minutes!  Join us for this workshop to start building new connections.

GLEON-PRAGMA Joint Workshop – Multidisciplinary Network Science Using Cutting Edge Technologies

Thursday, 12 July, 12:00 to 13:30, Piazzo Omi – Room 305

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about emerging multidisciplinary collaborative science first hand, from a panel of leading scientists in the field. Cutting-edge technologies and methods (such as high frequency monitoring technologies, automated fish detection by image processing etc.) are briefly introduced by the panel, and there will be opportunities to engage with a diverse group of multidisciplinary scientists who specialize in network science and global collaborations. 

Panelists include Peter Arzberger, Executive Director, National Biomedical Computation Resource, The University of California San Diego, USA (Chair, PRAGMA Steering Committee), David Hamilton, Professor, Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand, Environmental Research Institute, The University of Waikato, New Zealand (GLEON Steering Committee Member), and Shinji Shimojo, Professor, Applied Information Systems Division, Cyber Media Center, Osaka University, Japan (PRAGMA Steering Committee Member)

APECS/ASLO Student Workshop - Lessons from the Field: Careers in Polar Science

Thursday, 12 July, 12:00 to 13:30, Piazzo Omi – Room 207

“Lessons from the Field” will provide a forum for discussing practical career strategies. Learn how to apply the skills developed during graduate studies to careers in and outside of academia. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and ask questions from the panel. The panel speakers will share their advice and perspectives on the early stages of developing a career. Together they will be able to provide information on how different skills and paths can lead to a variety of jobs in science. This lunch hour session offers an intimate, informal environment that aims to encourage thoughtful insight on career development among international and interdisciplinary researchers and students alike.

Confirmed panelists include Dr. Nikolaus Gantner, University of Victoria, Canada, and Dr. Kazuhisa Chikita, Hokkaido University, Japan