ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography)
Program - 2014
Hampton University, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and the National Science Foundation offer special opportunities for under-represented minority students (undergraduate and graduate) interested in aquatic sciences (oceanography, limnology, stream ecology, marine biology, fisheries, etc.). The program has historically focused on students from underrepresented groups and this year will also include undergraduate students who are nominated by the director of an REU Ocean Sciences site. The ASLO Multicultural Program provides students full support (travel, housing, food, and registration) to participate in the annual meetings of ASLO, to take place this year in Honolulu, HI, February 22-28, 2014.
Students present their own research in a student symposium or the regular ASLO sessions. They gain valuable learning experiences and exposures to the most recent developments in the aquatic sciences. Participants make important professional contacts that will help them achieve academic and career objectives. Students also receive a free membership in ASLO, including a subscription to the journal Limnology and Oceanography.
Special activities include: A pre-conference workshop, exciting field trips, working with "meeting mentors" to help students navigate the meetings, a keynote address from a leading aquatic scientist and an opportunity to volunteer service to the community on Saturday after the meetings.
Since 1990, 830 students have participated in ASLOMP.
Application is due September 18, 2013.
This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
For more information contact:
Benjamin Cuker, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Science
Hampton , VA 23668
This program is supported by National Science Foundation grant # OCE 9909834.