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Student Support

Student participation in Botany 2006 is necessary, appreciated and supported. Several options exist to help students to defray cost in attending. Keep checking here for updates as new opportunities become available.

Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) Program Grant Applicants - (New application deadline June 1, 2006)

The Botanical Society of America (BSA) is pleased to announce the third year of a program entitled "Increasing diversity at the annual Botanical Society of America meeting." This program is supported by the National Science Foundation (Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) Program) and will provide financial and professional assistance for 10 minority (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans/Alaskan Natives and persons with disabilities) undergraduate research students to attend the Botany 2006 conference. Through a supportive mentoring network and orientation activities, the students will be integrated into professional and social activities of the Botany 2006 conference. For more information and an application form, go to: Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology

UMEB Grant Application - Call for Applications (doc) or Call for Applications -(pdf)

Apply to serve as a Student Projectionist - (Deadline for applying - June 30, 2006)

Students who work up to 10 hours (2-3 sessions) as a projectionist can have their early student registration fees refunded. Experience with 35mm slide, overhead, and LCD projectors is desirable, but not necessary. In return for successfully serving as a projectionist for all assigned sessions during the meeting, the early student registration fee equivalent will be refunded. Fee waivers are not granted.

Student projectionists must register for the meeting and pay the registration fees. A mandatory training session will be held on Sunday, July 30th at 5:00. Specific location to be announced.

If you are interested in serving as a student projectionist, please fill out the “Application to Serve as a Student Audio-Visual Projectionist" (pdf), and indicate your interest on your registration form. Please submit your application by June 30, 2006, by either mailing, faxing or emailing to the contact information on the form.

Roommate matching Service

Botany 2006 will maintain a list of registrants who have submitted their names and indicated an interest in sharing a room during the conference. Botany 2006 is not responsible for assigning roommates.

To be included on the list, please submit your name, e-mail address and pertinent information on the Room Sharing Service link.

Please Note: Only one roommate should make the reservations, and it is recommended that you make your reservations early. Botany 2006 will assume NO responsibility for any difficulties arising from a shared room and recommends that all potential roommates be screened carefully. Registrants are responsible for contacting individuals on the password-protected list and for making their own arrangements.

Student Travel Awards

The Botanical Society of America is pleased to offer several awards for eligible students. All applications are due May 1, 2006. For more information click here or visit the Botanical Society of America



Questions About Botany Meetings should be directed to: BSA Meetings Manager:
Johanne Stogran
Botanical Society of America Meetings Office
2813 Blossom Ave
Columbus, OH 43231
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