Attending an ASLO meeting is a great way to advertise your research and receive constructive feedback from your peers. Conferences also provide the opportunity to learn about emerging topics, new methods, and to network with other scientists.
During meetings we host a number of lunch time workshops (link to upcoming bulletin article) geared towards student members. Our most popular workshops include Scientific Speed Networking, Critical Storytelling, Teaching Aquatic Science and other professional development topics.
We also host a mixer early in the meeting for students to meet each other as well as senior scientists. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Meeting Mentors Program, especially if they are first time attendees. Read more about the mentor program in the Nov 2013 ASLO Bulletin
ASLO offers student travel awards to defray costs of attending an ASLO meeting. Students must be ASLO members who will make oral or poster presentations at the meeting. Previous recipients are not eligible. Recipients are chosen by lottery from the acceptable entries. Look for the travel award application when registering for meetings.
Additionally, ASLO offers a discount on meeting registration to student members to help alleviate the cost of attending meetings.
ASLO is committed to increasing ethnic diversity. The ASLOMP Program uses opportunities provided by ASLO meetings to bring together informed, motivated, experienced, and connected undergraduate and graduate students from under-represented groups interested in pursuing careers in the Aquatic Sciences.
Students presenting at meetings (oral or poster presentations) can choose to compete in the Student Presentation Contest. Presentations are evaluated based on the clarity and effectiveness of the presentation, quality of the experimental design, clarity of the conclusions, and its innovation and scientific insight.
Past winners include presenters at the Granada 2015 meeting .
When you present your work to your peers you are showcasing yourself and your data to colleagues, potential employers and collaborators, and representing your home institution! Click here (ASLO Members Only!) for a list of guidelines and recommendations for giving a successful presentation at an ASLO meeting.