Special Opportunities and Information for Students

For up-to-date information on all planned student events, housing recommendations, room sharing opportunities, and the Career Link Program, please check the conference section of the ASLO web site at
http://www.aslo.org and click on Student Information.

ASLO Student/DIALOG Mixer Reception
Date: Monday, 20 June 2005
Time: 14:00 – 15:15
Room: Palacio de Congresos - Obradoiro Hall, Break-out #3

Let’s socialize! This is an opportunity for undergraduate/graduate students, recent graduates and former DIALOG symposium participants to mix and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be brief presentations to describe the DIALOG program (see http://aslo.org/phd.html) and introduce peers and near-peers with professional and collegial experience that might be of interest to you. The emphasis, however, will be on giving you all a chance to interact with one another to discuss your experiences, ask questions, and gain colleagues. Collectively, the group will span disciplines, career/educational levels, and interests…all within the same general age range! Refreshments will be available. Please come and enjoy!

ASLO Student Forums
Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2005
Time: 13:45 – 15:00
Rooms: Palacio de Congresos Rooms: 8/9 (Break-out Room #4), 10 (Break-out Room #5), 13/14 (Break-out Room #6), 15/16 (Break-out Room #7). 23/25 (Break-out Room #8)

Due to the success at the last meeting, ASLO Student Forums will be taking place again at the ASLO 2005 Summer Meeting. Six established ASLO scientists have agreed to chair separate discussion groups for students to discuss recent developments, their own research and future perspectives. The discussion forums will act as an "ice-breaker" for students who may otherwise not approach more senior/established researchers during ASLO conferences. The emphasis should be on the informal nature of the forums, and participation of all parties in the discussion is highly encouraged. The Student Forums will take place on Tuesday during the lunch break and a light lunch will be provided. More information will be provided at a later date.

Outstanding Student Poster Awards
ASLO will present several awards for the most outstanding posters presented by student members. Posters in all areas of aquatic science are appropriate, including theory, modeling, and laboratory or field experimentation. To be eligible, the student must be an ASLO member and first author on research that has not been presented previously at ASLO or other scientific meetings. Presentations will be judged on the basis of innovation/scientific insight, quality of experimental design/methods, and clarity/effectiveness of presentation. All posters submitted by student members will be considered for the student poster awards. There is no need to apply.

Student posters will be judged during the poster sessions. Posters that are not in place by the start of the session will not be eligible for awards and will not be judged.

Career Link Program
Prospective employers and supervisors are invited to post job announcements free of charge at the conference. Positions advertised on the ASLO web site will be printed out and posted. In addition, advertisements can be sent to Letise Houser at lthouser@udel.edu, who will ensure they are posted for viewing during the meeting. Likewise, students are invited to post one-page resumes for viewing. Electronic versions of ads and resumes will be distributed free of charge after the meeting. These can be faxed to: +1-254-776-3767. To learn more about the Career Link Program, please go to the following page on the ASLO web site: http://www.aslo.org/career/careerlink.html.

Volunteers Needed for Poster Judging
Post docs and professionals who are members of ASLO are invited to serve as poster judges. Each judge will be responsible for evaluating up to 10 posters on one of the three individual poster session days: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Please indicate your area of expertise and interest in serving as a volunteer by sending an e-mail to: Colin Stedmon at cst@dmu.dk.

Roommates Wanted
Roommates Wanted is a free online service to those who are seeking roommates during ASLO’s meetings. To participate, visit ASLO’s web site at http://www.aslo.org/meetings/roommates.html.

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