ASLO (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography)
Multicultural Program - 2018

Hampton University, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and the National Science Foundation offer special opportunities for diverse students (undergraduate and graduate) interested in aquatic sciences (oceanography, limnology, stream ecology, marine biology, fisheries, etc.). The program includes students from underrepresented groups and other 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 in Portland, OR, Feb. 10 – 16, 2018. This is part of the Ocean Sciences Meeting..

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.

Since 1990, over 1,000 different students have participated in ASLOMP, coming from over 150 different colleges and universities. Many past participants now return as mentors in the program.

Application Due Dates This year the organizing committee for the Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) has set a very early due date for abstract submission (September 6). So there are two different due dates:

  • 1. If you want to have the full choice sessions for submission, you will need to on your own get in an abstract to OSM by Sept. 6. If you aren’t selected for ASLOMP, OSM will refund your abstract fee. You will need to apply to ASLOMP by the deadline of Sept. 21.
  • 2. If you are OK with being restricted to presenting either in the ASLOMP Student Symposium (oral) or ASLOMP Poster Session, then you may apply to ASLOMP by Sept. 21 and await word of acceptance prior to submitting the abstract.

This program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Application for Participation in the
Hampton ASLO Multicultural Program

Click Here to Apply Online

For more information contact:

Benjamin Cuker, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Science
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668


Phone: 757.727.5884

Fax: 757.727.5740

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation grant # OCE 1341355.