Post-docs and professionals who are members of one of the sponsoring societies are needed to serve as poster judges. Each judge will be responsible for evaluating about 9-10 posters. If you are interested in volunteering, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.
Another opportunity for post-docs is to volunteer as a mentor to undergraduate students. If you are interested in volunteering, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.
Since its inception in 1990, the ASLO Multicultural Program has bought over 750 undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the annual ASLO meetings and attendant activities. The success of this program attributes to the many regular ASLO members who volunteered to be meeting-mentors over the years. We are once again soliciting ASLO members to share themselves with the next generation of ocean and aquatic scientists. Meeting-mentors first meet their charges at a 4:00 PM meeting on Sunday, Feb. 19 (so mentors need to arrange their travel schedule accordingly). At that time the mentors help their students to plan which sessions they will attend during the meetings. Mentors are expected to spend some time each day with their students, primarily attending some sessions together. Mentors are also expected to introduce their students to other scientists at the meetings. Volunteers should have a PhD (newly minted or seasoned scientist are all welcome!). If you are interested in sharing your excitement for the science with some bright students, please e-mail a short CV (used to match mentors with students of similar interests) to Benjamin Cuker, ASLO Multicultural Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org).