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Student Section Business Meeting
Joint Annual ESA/SER Meeting, San José, California, USA
August 7, 2007
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Blossom Hill I
Welcome: Abraham J. Miller-Rushing (Abe), outgoing chair
ESA mission/Student section goals
- Communication among
- ESA in general
- Impact ESA with our section (We are planning to have student representatives on ESA public affairs, education, and science committees).
- Goals are not static, there is space to change
- We need to plan more student events
- $6203.03 used to sponsor events
- $3000.00 on this meeting (ESA/SER 2007)
- Currently we have 500 members and we want to increase
- 2007 San Jose Meeting
- Sponsored sessions
- What editors want
- How to get funded
- How to succeed in Ecology
- Student travel awards to cover the cost of student travel to the annual ESA meetings. 17 grants were awarded this year, and we plan to increase funding for next year.
- New student-centered column in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Submit ideas for an article to Abe Miller-Rushing (abe(at)rmbl.org) to be an author.
New chair presentation: Jenny Talbot
- 2007 Elections: New officers!
- Jenny Talbot: Chair
- Matt Whiteside: Vice Chair
- Johanna Delgado-Acevedo: Secretary
- New Chair vision/goals for the ESA-Student section
- Increase growth of the section
- Increase the networking capacity - Memberships and participations
- Form new outreach activities - How can we use ecology in and
out the annual meeting?
- Enhance Student Section visibility - Getting the word out
about the student section
- How to reach these goals
- Use the Frontiers column
- Increase funding for travel grants
- Increase student section participation: more volunteers needed!
- Maintain ESA meeting activities
- New website - planning to launch this fall.
- Monthly newsletter - planning to launch this fall.
- Education and Ecological Literacy
- Organization of symposiums, workshops, and field trips
- Student representation on ESA committees
- Public affairs
1. Roberto Salguero-Gómez - network coordinator
2. David Lebauer - Data sharing initiative
Q: How much time commitment to sit on a committee?
A: Fairly small, two meetings a year.
Q: Who can belong to the student section?
A: Anyone who is a high school student, undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoc.
Q: If I want to read an article of a specific topic in Frontiers but don't want/know how to write it?
A: Writing it would be a good way to learn about something. Ask on the student listserv (ESA-STUDENTS(at)LISTSERV.UMD.EDU), in the new Student Section newsletter, or on the Student Section website for authors
Other potential projects:
- Student Listserv and ESA listserv
- Starting a Wiki!
- Start a Facebook group!
- Communicating with other students so students can get together
to travel/talk science/ meet/ do research
- Regional-Local Chapters
- Collaboration with SEEDS
**For more information about how to get involved in the ESA Student Section, contact Jenny Talbot via e-mail (jtalbot(at)uci.edu)!
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