Every year, awards for Best Student Oral Presentation (PhD, MS, underdraduate) and Best Student Poster Presentation (PhD, MS, underdraduate) are presented at the Annual Meeting. The student paper judging competition is open to all students – please indicate during registration when you submit an abstract via RegOnline. Please consult the Student page or Guidelines for Student Presentation Awards.
Student and Mentor Social
We will once again have a student and mentor social at the Annual Meeting! This will be an opportunity for students to meet PSG from a variety of career paths covering academia, government, NGOs, teaching, research, consulting, management, and policy. This event is open to everyone and we encourage mentors to participate from all career stages -post-docs to retirees!
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form before 10 February 2017 to help with planning purposes. However, RSVP’ing isn’t strictly mandatory, so please consider showing up for half an hour, or the whole night. Please see the Annual Meeting Program & Schedule for the time and location, and check the Registration Desk for details. Food and drink provided!
Every year, a silent auction is held at the annual meeting to raise money for student travel awards for the following year. The goal is to raise at least $2,500 and this supports students who want to come to the meeting and present their research. Popular auction items include seabird artwork, photographs, crafts, books, field guides, t-shirts, field gear, and any interesting seabird memorabilia. If you have questions or something you would like to donate, please contact the Student Representative.
The PSG invites students to volunteer for the annual meeting including registration desk, audio/visual equipment, session chairs and general assistance positions. If you are interested, please contact the Local Committee Chair or by selecting one of the volunteer options on RegOnline.