Student Awards (Outstanding Student Paper & Poster awards)
The ESA Disease Ecology section will sponsor an outstanding student paper award and an outstanding student poster award this year. Graduate students who are active members of the section, or undergraduates who have an advisor that is an active section member, are eligible. To be considered for these awards, materials must be received by July 15, 2019.
Outstanding student paper:
Instructions for outstanding student paper nominations are available here. All nomination materials should be sent to Send files to the Disease Ecology Section’s Vice-Chair , with the subject line “Best Paper Award_[Applicant Last Name]”.(firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before the deadline.
Outstanding student poster: Instructions for outstanding student poster nominations are available here. If you would like to have a poster considered for this award, please notify Dr. Sarah Budishack (email@example.com) on or before the deadline.
Elections for Secretary/Treasurer
We are holding our section’s annual election for a new secretary-treasurer for 2019-2020. We have two great candidates running for the position, Nina Wale and Alyssa Gehman. You can read more about them and vote at the following link: https://forms.gle/ktVWf2gjWL98WnH78 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY-TREASURER. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the records of the Section, including current membership and mailing lists. The Secretary-Treasurer shall attend the annual Section business meeting. The Secretary-Treasurer is responsible for corresponding with the Society Business Manager concerning expenditures made in connection with official Section Business. The Secretary-Treasurer may authorize expenditures subject to permission or approval by the Chairperson.Read more
Annual Meeting Section Mixer
Watch for details about the 2019 student/faculty meetups.
Louisville, here we come! Our annual mixer will be held this year at Goodwood Brewing, less than a 1 mile walk from the conference center, on Wednesday (14 August) from 6:30-8pm. The Best Student Paper & Poster Awards will be announced and the food and drink on offer should be great, so be sure to join us early! Please stop by and say hi to us at the Disease Ecology section booth at the meeting in August. This year, we’re planning some fun activities – take a quiz, win a prize! make your own pipe cleaner pathogen! – and we’ll have fabulous section stickers and t-shirts for sale.
Disease Section T-shirts Available
You still have the opportunity to purchase an ESA Disease Ecology t-shirt! This is a fundraiser – 100% of the proceeds go toward student awards, better mixers, supporting future technical workshops at ESA, expanding networking opportunities at annual meetings, and other new initiatives.
There are 5 designs to choose from, and all orders will be shipped directly to you.
A limited number may be available for purchase at the meeting in Louisville, but designs/sizes will be limited.