Since 1990 the ASLO Multicultural Program has brought 770 diverse undergraduate and graduate students to the annual ASLO meetings. The year the program will support 85 students. The program features a 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. This year’s program will feature a special Sunday field trip that includes kayaking, bicycling and a visit to the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. Dr. Deidre Gibson of Hampton University, and Co-chair of the New Orleans meetings, will deliver the keynote address at the opening dinner on Saturday night. There will be a special student symposium on Wednesday that is open to all ASLO participants – we encourage you to attend. The ASLOMP students will be involved all the regular meeting activities. Please take the opportunity to introduce yourself when you see then at the meetings. For further information, contact Dr. Ben Cuker, ASLO Multicultural Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday, 17 February 2013
15:00 to 17:00 - Room 335-336
Since its inception in 1990, the ASLO Multicultural Program has bought over 750 undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the annual ASLO meetings and attendant activities. The success of this program attributes to the many ASLO members who volunteered to be meeting-mentors over the years. By serving as meeting-mentors, ASLO members share themselves with the next generation of ocean and aquatic scientists. Meeting-mentors first meet their charges at 15:00 on Sunday, 17 February.