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!
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.
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.
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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, email@example.com 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.