Free Student Rooms Available!
The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society supports a limited number of complimentary hotel rooms for students attending the 2018 SDAFS Spring Meeting (March 7-11) at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Room space is for three nights, March 8, 9, and 10, and these rooms are shared with 3 to 4 students per room. In order to be considered for a free room, students must be a current AFS member (AFS – Student Membership) and volunteer to assist the Puerto Rico Chapter during the 2018 SDAFS Spring Meeting. Students interested in these rooms should contact Nicole Rankin (email@example.com), the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee. Students receiving complimentary hotel room spaces will be notified in January 2018. If interested, please send Nicole an email that includes your name, complete mailing address, email address, phone number, university affiliation, current degree track (BS, MS, PhD) and your gender (so that appropriate room assignments can be organized).
Best Student Presentation and Best Student Poster Awards
The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society supports awards for Best Student Presentation and Best Student Poster at the annual SDAFS Spring Meeting. Students interested in competing for the Best Student Presentation and the Best Student Poster at the 2018 SDAFS Spring Meeting should indicate so with their abstract submission. Finalists for the Best Student Presentation and Best Student Poster will be selected based on submitted abstracts and notified prior to the meeting. Each selected finalist will be required to give his or her presentation in the Best Student Presentation Symposium on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Submissions for Best Student Poster will be judged during the Poster Session on Friday, March 9, 2018.
Student Mentor Lunch at 2018 SDAFS Spring Meeting
The Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society encourages interaction between students and fisheries professionals through a Student Mentor Lunch. The Student Mentor Lunch at the 2018 SDAFS Spring Meeting will be at noon on Saturday, March 10. If you are a student interested in being paired with a mentor for lunch that day, please indicate your participation by making the appropriate selection on the registration form. You may also send an email to Gus Engman (firstname.lastname@example.org), stating your interest. We will try to match students with mentors that can offer specific career advice. If you email Nicole, please indicate what school you attend, the degree you are working towards, whether you would prefer a mentor from an Academic Institution, State Agency, Federal Agency, or Private Firm, and provide your contact information.