Graduate Student Lunch and Learn at JAM

June 30, 2016 – Coming to the 2016 JAM in Salt Lake City? Don’t miss the Graduate Student Lunch and Learn on Thursday, July 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Get the details!

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WSASAS/ASAS Graduate Student Mixer

June 30, 2016 – Mingle with fellow graduate students at the 2016 JAM during the WSASAS/ASAS Graduate Student Mixer!

Event: WSASAS/ASAS Graduate Student Mixer

Where: Twist (Bar, Bistro, Social), 32 Exchange Place, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

When: Wednesday, July 20

Time:  9 p.m.  WSASAS graduate students, please arrive at 8:00 p.m.

Get more details here!


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2016 D.C. interns accept placements

May 17, 2016 – The ASAS Foundation will support five science policy interns in Washington, D.C. this year. Recipients of the 2016 ASAS Science Policy Internship include: Jamee Bell, Alexandra Cantrell, Cordelia Hiers, Morgan Jones and Olivia Woods.

Bell began her internship in February in the office of a congressman. Cantrell, Jones, and Woods also have accepted placements “on the Hill.” Hiers has accepted placement with a nonprofit agricultural organization. Congratulations to all on their placements in Washington, D.C.

Hiers is the most recent intern to accept the ASAS Science Policy Internship for summer 2016. Hiers is a senior at Murray State University in Kentucky. She is majoring in Agriculture Science, with a minor in Political Science. Hiers desires to participate in and influence future agricultural policy development. She plans to pursue a career in agricultural law. Profiles of our other four interns can be found here.

The 2016 ASAS Science Policy Internship is supported by the ASAS Foundation through the Appreciation Clubs for Bob ZimbelmanHarold HafsBarb GlennJack Britt, and Louis Boyd.

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Check out the ASAS Career Center

Looking for an animal sciences job?

Then check out the ASAS Career Center! Login to get started applying for jobs posted by employers who are currently hiring. View the list of available jobs at the Career Center or have new job postings delivered to your inbox with a “job alert” notification. In addition, you may wish to post your resume to all employers, even confidentially.

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Nominate an ASAS National Graduate Director

Responsibilities: Plan, advertise and implement ASAS graduate and undergraduate student activities at JAM, such as the Graduate Student Symposium, Lunch & Learn, Open Forum and Social; serve as a voting member on the national ASAS Board of Directors; attend board meetings in January and July each year (all travel and accommodations covered); serve on various national ASAS committees (Student Activities, Communications, Membership, National Awards, and Agri-King Outstanding Graduate Student Award); recruit and organize National ASAS Graduate Director elections; update the graduate student section of the ASAS website; communicate with members using monthly Facebook/blog postings and updates in the Taking Stock e-newsletter; contribute monthly to the Graduate BULLetin, oversee one of the sectional graduate director committees and facilitate communication; continuously adjust programming activities to meet the needs of a changing and diverse membership.

Time commitment: Varies during the year from 5 to 20 hours per month depending on proximity to JAM. Term is from July 2016 to July 2018. Graduate Directors must be graduate students or post-docs during the duration of their term. While two years is a significant commitment, participation should not interfere with progress towards your degree.

Application process: If you are interested in serving as a graduate director, or know someone you wish to nominate, please send name of nominee and contact information to Kyle McLean, by May 1, 2016.

A committee will then choose two candidates to be finalists. Finalists will be asked to submit a short biography and vision statement. Elections are open to all ASAS members and take place in May. Finalists will be notified of election results in mid-June and, the new Graduate Director will begin his/her term at the completion of national meetings in July.

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