OSM22 is now going to be held in a fully online format. This page will be updated soon. For answers to your questions, go to our FAQ.

Mentoring Programs

You cannot sign up for both the ASLOMP mentoring program and the OSM mentoring program.

ASLO MP Mentoring Program (ASLOMP)

The 33rd annual ASLO Multicultural Program (ASLOMP) will take place at OSM2022.  This successful program has brought over 1,200 diverse under graduate and graduate students to ASLO meetings over the years.  Many have gone on for careers in the aquatic sciences and allied fields. Other scientific societies have modeled their diversity efforts after ASLOMP. The key to success of this program is the corps of ASLO/AGU/TOS members who volunteer to serve as meeting-mentors to work with the students.   Please consider sharing some of your time and energy with these outstanding students and volunteer to be a meeting-mentor.  Meeting-mentors should have their terminal degree and be able to devote sufficient time to their charges.  This means engaging your students several times (by Zoom or similar means) in the months prior to OSM2022, meeting with them once each day during the virtual conference, and if possible, attending their poster or platform presentations. Understand that this is different from the other general mentoring program sponsored by OSM.

If you interested in volunteering please fill out the form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeu5n-Dyr4k08nRZjF5UIGtQMpSqnW0ebxOsEfRIdDg-m7-7Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please respond by Dec. 15!

OSM Meeting Mentor Program

The Ocean Sciences Meeting Mentor Program is open to any student participant looking for guidance on navigating the meeting and making new connections. Opportunities are designed to help mentees learn to get the most value out of their experiences during OSM 2022. Mentees will be grouped with experienced scientists (mentors) who will provide guidance on navigating the meeting and introduce them to other scientists.

If you would like to be a part of the meeting mentor program, either as a mentor or as a mentee, be sure to indicate your interest by checking the appropriate box when you register.

OSM Session Mentor Program (OSMP)

The goal of this inaugural OSMP is to introduce graduate students and early career scientists to the process of conceiving and convening a scientific session at a professional conference. Many students and early career scientists are unfamiliar with this process and this opportunity provides unparalleled insight into this facet of networking and science communication. All potential mentees will fill out an interest form and the OSM planning committee will match applicants with a mentee in a field related to your session.  Graduate students and early career scientists should indicate interest by completing the form listed on the Student and Early Career page. Please note this is a limited opportunity based on the number sessions available, as well as a deadline in mid-August.

Student Presentation Evaluation Program (SPEP)

The Student Presentation Evaluation Program (SPEP) allows student presenters to hone their presentation skills and receive valuable feedback from esteemed scientists. The program relies on anonymous volunteers who visit a student’s poster or oral presentation and engage them in order to help provide feedback about a student’s research and communication skills.

  • Undergraduate, master's, and doctorate student first authors select interest in participating during the abstract submission process
  • Liaisons are assigned to each session and help secure judges during the session submission process
  • Non-student members sign up to judge a minimum of three student presentations in the online system starting in mid-January 2022
  • Evaluators submit feedback by 9 March 2022
  • All students are provided feedback in March 2022
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