- New in 2014
- Poster / Oral Papers
- Tours / Workshops
- Sponsor / Advertise
- Career Center
- Future / Past Meetings
- Dates & Deadlines
- Contact Us
- Site Map
We enthusiastically welcome ISTVS and CSA students to join us in all of our graduate student programs.
Grad Student Social - Sponsored by CHS
We've compiled a list of all professional development sessions into one easy track for your planning View it here.
Sponsored by DuPont Pioneer - Visit the graduate student lounge, in the exhibit hall, during exhibit hall hours. Relax, chat, check email (computers available), enjoy refreshments, and register for an Amazon Gift Card.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10:00-11:00AM
Informal Science Policy Discussion on What the PCAST Report Means to You - All Grad students invited to attend!
Find out how the recent PCAST Report: Agricultural Preparedness & the Agriculture Research Enterprise impacts you and the federal support of research and education in the agronomy and crop and soil sciences.
Think what goes on in Washington, DC has nothing to do with you? Well, if you or your lab receives funding from USDA, NSF, DOE or any other federal agency, then you have a vested interest in what happens in our government. Congress controls how much funding these agencies receive, which determines how many grants and fellowships they can award. Even if you don't realize it, these funding decisions have a dramatic effect on your current and future professional opportunities. Whether you write to your Congressmen every week or you don't know what district you vote in, the ASA, CSSA & SSSA Science Policy Graduate Student Luncheon will give you the knowledge and tools to more effectively engage in science policy. Attendees will get an "advocacy 101" lesson and learn why it's so critical for scientists and grad students to engage in advocacy. Learn about the advocacy activities offered through the Science Policy Office, including the Congressional Science Fellowship, the Congressional Visits Day and the Legislative Action Network. Hear from panelists who will provide insight into science policy from the research, Congressional and industry perspectives. The remainder of the session will be dedicated to small group discussions with students, CVD alumni and individual panelists. Registration is required and lunch is included. The session is Wednesday, November 6 at Noon. Seating is limited so register now!
The ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Graduate Student Committee is always seeing graduate students looking to get involved and make a contribution. We invite interested graduate students to join us for breakfast to learn about the work of the committee and how you can become involved. This working breakfast will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:00 - 8:30 am, Pacific Time, at the Hyatt Regency, Pacific Room. While there is no charge for this breakfast (just a willingness to serve for the next 1-2 years on the Committee), space is limited, so RSVP by October 15 to email@example.com with a subject line of 'Graduate Student Committee RSVP'. If you are interested in the committee but unable to attend the meetings, please note this in your RSVP (attendance at the Annual Meetings is not required to serve).
Often, we only have approximately 30 seconds to make an impression. Those 30 seconds are often referred to as your "elevator speech." Therefore, we're giving you the opportunity develop and hone your skills with our Elevator Speech contest. This fun, yet practical, competition will be held on Tuesday, November 5 from 5:30-6:45 pm. Contestants will have 30 seconds (and only 30 seconds) to concisely yet conversationally talk about who they are and their research. The speeches will be judged and fun prizes will be awarded. This fast paced contest is a must! Spots are limited and sign-up is required. Register today for the Elevator Speech Contest!
One of the major objectives of the Graduate Student Poster Awards Program sponsored by the Diversity in Agronomy, Crops, Soils and Environmental Sciences Committee (ACS528) is to recognize outstanding ASA, CSSA, and SSSA posters presented at the 2013 Annual Meetings in Tampa, Florida by graduate students from under-represented groups. Poster abstracts must be submitted to the appropriate division within the Tri-Societies AND to the ACS528 Committee (Dexter Watts, firstname.lastname@example.org; Annette James, email@example.com) following the regular electronic submission procedures and deadlines. Acknowledgment of receipt from the Diversity Committee indicates successful abstract submission and inclusion in the Diversity Poster Competition. Submitted posters will be evaluated using the following criteria by a panel of judges selected by the ACS528 Committee: (1) originality and impact of study, (2) content and clarity of information, and (3) quality of presentation. Winners will be recognized during the Diversity Committee Meeting on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5:30-8:00 PM (please refer to the program schedule for room/hall location). They will receive Certificates and monetary awards of $300, $250, and $200 for first, second and third places, respectively. Completed posters must be received electronically by the ACS528 Committee not later than Wednesday, October 30, 2013 for full consideration. For additional information, please contact Eton Codling (Chair, Diversity Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is the first feature-length documentary about the legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948). He is the father of the national wilderness system, and a key figure in developing the fields of wildlife management, restoration ecology and sustainable agriculture. Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land. Green Fire was produced by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service and the Center for Humans and Nature. The film was honored with an Emmy® award for Best Historical Documentary at the 54th annual Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in November 2012. For more information, visit: www.aldoleopold.org/greenfire.