in Botany 2005 is necessary, appreciated and supported. Several options
exist to help students to defray cost in attending. Keep checking
for updates as new opportunities become available.
2005 Student Opportunities
Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB)
Program Grant Applicants - (New application
deadline June 1, 2005)
Botanical Society of America (BSA) is pleased to announce the third
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
research students to attend the Botany 2005 conference. Through a supportive
mentoring network and orientation activities, the students will be integrated
into professional and social activities of the Botany 2005 conference.
For more information and an application form, go to: Undergraduate
Mentoring in Environmental Biology
Grant Application - Call
for Applications or Call
for Applications -(pdf) - Cover
Page - (pdf)
Opportunities with UMEB Students
to serve as a Student Projectionist - (Deadline
for applying - July 15, 2005)
who work up to 10 hours (2-3 sessions) as a projectionist can
have their early student registration
refunded. Experience with 35mm slide,
overhead, and LCD projectors is desirable,
not necessary. In return for successfully serving as a projectionist
for all assigned sessions during the meeting, the early
registration fee equivalent will be refunded.
Fee waivers are
projectionists must register for the meeting
and pay the registration fees. A mandatory training session
will be held on Sunday, August
14th. Specific location to be announced.
on your registration
is located on
the edge of the University
of Texas - Austin campus and is about
2 miles away from the Hilton.
is available from the Hall to the Hilton.
Check online at www.capmetro.org for
route and times to fit
your schedule.Reservations can be made through the Botany 2005
are included as well as a breakfast
2005 has contracted with a private residence
hall for primarily student housing at the conference.
Rates: Single - $45.00 per person
Double - $36.80 per person
Registration for Dorms only through Botany 2005 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org -
your request, including the days of arrival and departure and
the name of the person if you wish to share a room.
2005 will maintain a list of registrants who have submitted
their names and indicated an interest in sharing a room during
the conference. Botany 2005 is not responsible for assigning
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 2005 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.
Award Deadlines Past - Thanks for Applying
will be Notified Soon
and Structural Section Student Travel Awards
- The first Vernon I. Cheadle Awards
awards are available from the Developmental and Structural
Section of BSA for graduate and undergraduate students to
attend Botany 2005 in Austin, Texas. The awards will include
the first four Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Awards ($500
per award) to support student participation at Botany 2005.
should submit a one-page proposal that addresses her/his
interests in developmental/structural botany and includes
a copy of the title and abstract for the paper/poster to
be presented at Botany 2005.
should also indicate whether he/she is member of the Developmental
and Structural Section of BSA or her/his advisor is a member
of the section and include an estimate of the amount of matching
funding that will be available from other sources.
must be submitted by 10 April 2005.
for Applicants and more information.
Section Student Travel Awards
Pteridological Section of the Botanical Society of America
is pleased to announce $250 student travel awards available
to undergraduate and graduate students who will attend Pteridological
Section symposia and contributed paper sessions at the Botany
2005 meetings to be held in Austin, TX, August 12-17.
full details and an application form go to: Call
for Applicants and Cover
for Applications and Cover Page (pdf)