Call for Applicants: @SWS_org Multicultural Mentoring Program

This week, direct from the Society of Wetland Scientists' Vanessa Lougheed:

The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Multicultural Mentoring Program (SWaMMP) announces the availability of undergraduate student awards for travel to attend the SWS annual meeting in San Juan, PR from June 5-8, 2017. In order to meet our goal of increasing diversity in wetland science fields, the Society brings the students to our national meeting and matches them with mentors for the duration of the meeting.

Undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity. We will cover all travel expenses associated with the meeting. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Spring 2017 graduates are eligible. Participants are selected based on academic promise, interest in exploring a career in the natural sciences, potential for serving as a mentor, and demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented students.

Additional information is available from Dr. Vanessa Lougheed, University of Texas at El Paso (vlougheed (at) and on the program’s web page ( Application deadline is November 4,

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