Student Activity Committee (SAC) Update
Sue Beach, 3M Company
The SAC received and reviewed eight applications for the SETAC Student Travel Exchange Opportunity Awards. Jennifer Loughery, University of New Brunswick, and Namrata Sengupta, Clemson University, were each awarded $1,000. The students will use the money for travel, lodging and supplies, which will enable them to receive additional training in their area of study this summer. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who applied.
I would like to remind everyone of two important activities sponsored by the SAC at the SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada:
The Student/Mentor Lunch is an excellent opportunity to mingle and dine with a variety of SETAC members! Your participation will strengthen your networks within SETAC and provide a valuable opportunity to discuss scientific topics and career experiences with mentors. There will be informal mingling for half an hour, followed by lunch. Mentor pairings and table assignments are random and are determined by a number drawing at the door. The cost of the lunch is $5, and students can sign up for it when registering for the meeting. Mentors and potential mentors, please contact Sue Beach if you are interested in attending this year.
The Silent Auction is the annual SAC fund raiser for student activities. Items will be on display for bidding Sunday night through Tuesday. Bids will be finalized and items awarded Tuesday night. Please consider donating an item to include in the auction. If you have something you would like to donate, complete the donation form found on the Vancouver meeting website. Ideal auction items are small enough to fit in a suitcase, yet cool enough that they will incite a bidding war!
For a list of all student event at the SETAC Vancouver meeting, visit vancouver.setac.org.
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