Special Opportunities for Students

Outstanding Student Presentation Awards

ASLO, AGU, TOS, and SAML are co-sponsoring monetary awards that will be given to the most outstanding posters and talks presented by students at the 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting. To be eligible, a student must be a member of one of the sponsoring societies and first author on research that has not been presented previously at other scientific meetings. Presentations will be judged on the basis of innovation/scientific insight, quality of experimental design/methods, and clarity/effectiveness of presentation. There is no need to apply; all eligible presentations will be evaluated in consideration for the awards.

Student Lounge/Career Center

The ASLO Student Board Members are launching a new initiative to foster communication among students and provide information about career opportunities. A small section of the poster session room will be reserved for a Student Lounge/ Career Center, where students can meet each other and the Student Board Members in a fun, relaxed setting. This center will host the Career Bulletin Board, where prospective employers are invited to post job announcements and students are invited to post a one-page CV. At appointed times, senior scientists of varied backgrounds (different disciplines, academic and non-academic, etc.) will be available to meet with students and answer their questions. Lunch tickets for the student workshops will be available for pick-up on Monday and Wednesday during the poster sessions.

Roommates Wanted

Roommates Wanted is a free online service to ASLO students who are seeking roommates during meetings. To participate, visitt http://www.aslo.org/meetings/roommates.html.


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