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Education and Student Affairs Committee

The Education and Student Affairs Committee shall:

  1. Facilitate and carry out initiatives designed to promote the education--at all levels, including preparatory and continuing--of the public, of biologists, and of managers in the principles and practices of conservation biology,
  2. promote a supportive environment for undergraduate and graduate students,
  3. encourage student participation in meetings,
  4. create opportunities for interaction among students and professionals, and
  5. administer the student awards program.
      Education:
      Student Affairs:

Education

Introduction

Membership on this committee is open to all SCB members who wish to work on projects related to the promotion of conservation education by the Society. Projects of interest involve education at all levels (K-12, undergraduate, graduate, continuing). This committee conducts most of its business by email, but also has strategic meetings at the annual SCB conference. However, this is not an internet discussion group about education. Rather, it is an active workgroup that depends on all its members being involved in working on one or more specific committee projects. If you are interested in participating in the work of this committee, send an e-mail message expressing your interest to the committee chair.


Committee Members
 
Sadie Ryan Chair
Nicole Ardoin Member at Large
Nora Bynum Member at Large
Kate Christen Member at Large
Martha Groom Member at Large
Dave Hoffman Member at Large
Beth Kaplin Member at Large
Rodrigo Medellin Member at Large
Alison Ormsby Member at Large
Ana Porzecanski Member at Large
Eleanor Sterling Member at Large

Sections and Working Group ad hoc members
Alison Ormsby Africa 
Jean-Marc Hero Asia
Nora Bynum Oceania
Ana Porzecanski Latin America and Caribbean Representative
to be identified Marine
Marty Main North America
David Hoffman SSWG
Nathaniel Hitt FWWG

Terms of Reference

Updated: June 1, 2006

The Education Committee shall facilitate and carry out initiatives designed to promote the education--at all levels, including preparatory and continuing--of the public, of biologists, and of managers in the principles and practices of conservation biology.


Student Affairs

Introduction

The Student Affairs Committee was formed in 2003 to recognize and nurture student participation in and contributions to the Society for Conservation Biology. Our ongoing and prospective activities are:

  1. Identifying the policies SCB can implement to improve student interest in the Society (both in terms of increasing student membership overall, and increasing active participation)
  2. Mentoring student abstracts submitted to the global meetings for students for whom English is a second language
  3. Organizing student oral and poster presentation awards at the global meetings 
  4. Implementing Annual Meeting activities for students including Symposia/workshops and Career Advancement activities
  5. Creating a “Spotlight on Student Research” that will profile selected student research in SCB’s media
  6. Establishing a Mentoring Program: Professionals to students; Students to students (particularly among the Sections) and coordinate this activity with the Executive Office
  7. Developing online resources for students of conservation biology such as grant and scholarship databases and information on conferences, courses, and events of interest for students and early career researchers in conservation biology. Visit scb-students.wikispaces.com

Please contact Sadie Ryan if you would like to become involved. Here is your chance to shape how SCB and student members benefit one another.


Committee Members
 
Bogdan Cristescu Chair
Tripp Burwell North America Representative
Michael Cordingley Wiki/Twitter Manager
Babalola Folaranmi Africa Representative 
Wendy Jackson Oceania Representative 
Nancy Karracker Asia Representative
David Patrick Student Awards
Katheryn Patterson Marine Representative
Maria Trivino De la Cal Europe Representative

Terms of Reference

Updated: June 1, 2006

The Student Affairs Committee shall promote a supportive environment for undergraduate and graduate students in SCB.

The Student Affairs committee shall:

  • facilitate coordination of student affairs among Sections,
  • encourage student participation in meetings,
  • create opportunities for interaction among students and professionals, and
  • administer the Student Awards Program and Best Student Paper.