Two internship opportunities

Students: Expand your horizons with these 2017 ASAS internship programs:

Science Policy Summer Internship in Washington, D.C.  Applications due October 21!

Science Writing Summer Internship  Applications due October 15!

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Submit abstracts for upcoming meetings

Deadlines for submitting abstracts for two upcoming sectional meetings will be here before you know it!

Submit abstracts for the 2017 Southern Section Meeting. Deadline to submit an abstract for this meeting is October 1, 2016, at 11:59 pm CST.

Submit abstracts for the 2017 Midwest Meeting. Deadline to submit an abstract for this meeting is October 26, 2016, at 11:59 pm CST.

The annual meeting of the Southern Section, ASAS will be held in Franklin, Tenn., February 4-7, 2017.

The annual meeting of the Midwestern Section ASAS and Midwest Branch ADSA® will be held in Omaha, NE, on March 13-15, 2017.

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Southern Section call for abstracts

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Section, American Society of Animal Science will be held in Franklin, Tenn., February 4-7, 2017. Members are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers for oral presentation. The deadline to submit an abstract for this meeting is October 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm CDTAbstracts not meeting this deadline will be rejected. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Other criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined on the Call for Papers page.

Presenters will be expected to submit PowerPoint presentations to the respective committee chair in advance of the meeting (more details will be provided by the respective chair). Committee chairs will provide a computer with all presentations pre-loaded and a video projector for their session. Any other video presentation equipment must be provided by the presenter.

Visit the 2017 Southern Section, ASAS Annual Meeting website often for updates. If you have any questions, please contact the ASAS Program Director, Samantha Walker, at samwa@asas.org.

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D.C. interns wanted for 2017

ASAS is now accepting applications for its 2017 Science Policy Summer Internship Program. Applications are due Friday, October 21, 2016.  

The main purpose of this internship is to provide experience for undergraduates or graduate students in legislative, regulatory, or administrative science policy activities in Washington, D.C. related to animal science or the production of animal-sourced foods.

At the date of application, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program closely related to animal science (e.g., agricultural economics, agricultural business, food science/products, environment) in an accredited college or university in the United States.

Students will be awarded $3,500 (payable at the start of the internship). The term of the internship is 60-90 days during the academic summer session in 2017.

To apply, send one email message with the following items to Ms. Kim Schoonmaker, ASAS Scientific Communications Associate (kims@asas.org) by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Friday, October 21, 2016. A complete application package must include the following items:
1. A one-page cover letter with a description of the applicant’s background, interest in the internship, and career goals.
2. A one-page statement of the applicant’s views on an issue relevant to animal agriculture. This will be used to evaluate the applicant’s knowledge of current issues and their written communication skills.
3. A curriculum vita/resume/biosketch.

To see the full details of the internship and intern duties, click here.

The Science Policy Summer Interns are supported by the American Society of Animal Science Foundation through the Appreciation Clubs for Bob Zimbelman, Harold Hafs, Barb Glenn, Jack Britt, and Louis Boyd.

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Call for abstracts for 2017 Midwest Meeting

The annual meeting of the Midwestern Section ASAS and Midwest Branch ADSA® will be held in Omaha, NE, on March 13-15, 2017. Members are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers for oral or poster presentation. The deadline to submit an abstract for this meeting is October 26, 2016, at 11:59 pm CST.

Abstracts not meeting this deadline will be rejected. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Other criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined in the “Instructions for Abstract Submission,” which may be found on the Abstract Submission site: https://asas.confex.com/asas/mw17/cfp.cgi

Due to space restrictions, submissions are limited. Space limitations allow a maximum of 400 words, not including title, authors and institutions. Abstracts that are too long will be rejected automatically by the system. It is recommended that all abstract components (title, body, and table) be copied directly from a word processing file. The formatting and special characters will carry over directly into the abstract system.

Abstracts can be submitted for oral presentations, poster presentations, the Graduate Student Competition (oral and poster), or the Undergraduate Research Abstract Competition (oral or poster). Learn more about types of abstracts in the Instructions for Abstract Submission on the Midwest website.

Presenters will be expected to submit PowerPoint shows for their oral presentations. Each session room will be equipped with a computer and an LCD projector. Additional information on uploading presentations will be available closer to the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact the ASAS Business Office at asas@asas.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Omaha!

Additional meeting information may be found at https://www.asas.org/membership-services/asas-sections/midwest-section/meetings

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