@SWS_org Diversity Mentoring Program - call for applications!

Direct from the Society of Wetland Scientists:

"Students - the SWS Diversity Program is accepting applications for the 2015 Undergraduate Mentoring Program


The SWS Undergraduate Mentoring Program is dedicated to increasing diversity in the field of wetland science by offering undergraduate students from underrepresented groups full travel awards to the SWS 2015 Annual Meeting held in Providence, Rhode Island, May 31 – June 4, 2015. Student winners will receive valuable career mentoring as well as exposure to professional networking forums. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation and several SWS Chapters.
Applicant RequirementsStudents must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree. Recipients will be selected based on academic promise, interest in exploring a career in the natural sciences and potential for serving as a mentor. Visit the SWS Undergraduate Mentoring Program webpage for more information and to apply today! Please contact Dr. Vanessa Lougheedwith any questions. Application deadline is November 7, 2014."



Last year's SWS Undergraduate All-Stars!

Having participated in the last two undergraduate mentoring program cohorts as a mentor, I've found the program to be an excellent opportunity for students and mentors alike. It's great to meet some of the most talented up-and-comers in the realm of wetland science, and hear their experiences, ambitions and share stories. I can't speak highly enough of this program and am proud that the SWS-PNW chapter has been very involved in both mentoring and sponsorship capacities. Frank Day and the SWS human diversity committee have done a great job in putting this program together and keeping it continuously funded through a combination of NSF, ESA SEEDS, and SWS Chapter sponsorship. Kudos to all organizers and participants in the program over the years.