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Special Opportunities and
Information for Students

Student Social Mixer

Monday, 18 February 2013
19:00 to 21:00 - La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom B

An informal student social mixer will be held on Monday evening following the ASLO Membership and Business Meeting. Senior scientists will be invited to attend and meet with students on an informal basis. Beverages and snacks will be available. All students are invited to attend.

Career Center

There will be a Career Center set up in Exhibit Hall E, where students and early career professionals can meet each other and the ASLO 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 and early career professionals are invited to post a one-page CV.  Students should also stop by for information and to sign up for the Career Development Workshops and student social events. 

Scientific Speed Dating: Networking for the 21st Century

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
12:00 to 13:30 (Lunch Time) - La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom B

Panelists: Advanced scientists from a variety of aquatic science fields

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.

ASLO Student Workshops

Thursday, 21 February 2013
12:00 to 13:30 (Lunch Time) - Rooms 343 and 346-347

Boxed lunches and beverages provided. Non-students are welcome - but please let students take lunches first.

Publishing & Reviewing Manuscripts

Location: Room 343

The aim of this workshop is to inform students on how to be the most successful in publishing and reviewing manuscripts. A panel of editors and associate editors will share their perspectives and tips for successfully publishing and reviewing manuscripts. Students are invited to attend, interact with the panel and ask questions to learn more about the publishing and reviewing process. Panel members include:

Teaching Large Classes

Part of the COSEE-Ocean workshop series
Location: Room 346-347

Bob Chen, COSEE-Ocean & University of Massachusetts

Introductory environmental, ocean, and aquatic science courses provide an excellent opportunity to prepare majors and non-majors for thinking about some of the largest issues facing society such as climate change and energy needs. Large courses can also serve to attract students into the field. This workshop will provide some strategies to overcome some of the challenges of teaching large courses while making your teaching engaging, relevant, and effective.