Free Student Registration Contest for ATW 2014
For the first time ATW will be hosting a social media contest for a free student registration. Students will have three opportunities to win a free registration to ATW 2014 in Ottawa:
2. Sharing the ATW Facebook page and/or retweeting the ATW Twitter feed will earn you a second ballot into the free registration draw.
3. By following the ATW LinkedIn account, you will receive a third ballot into the free registration draw.
These simple steps will provide you with 1, 2, or 3 entries into the free student registration draw running for three weeks from July 1 to July 22. The winner will be announced the week following the close of the contest. The winner must provide proof of being a student. Anyone who graduated in the same calendar year that the conference is taking place (i.e., 2014) will still be considered a student. The winner will receive a complimentary student registration at a value of $225! Don’t forget to also apply for departmental and/or institutional travel grants at your home institution.
For any questions about the contest or anything student related please contact the Graduate Student Advisors to ATW’s Board of Directors: Jonathan Challis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alexandra Muhametsafina (email@example.com).
Registration for ATW 2014 is now open.
Click here to go to the registration website.
Activities and opportunities available to students at the annual Aquatic Toxicity Workshop:
1) Student-Mentor Activities
Every year at ATW there are three dedicated opportunities for students to interact with professionals from industry, government, and academia who have volunteered to be mentors. These opportunities include a structured student/mentor event the first evening of ATW, which in the past has included a speaker providing information about the career search after graduate studies, or mentor(s) sharing their experiences in transitioning from graduate studies into a professional career, or, a crowd favourite, ‘speed’ mentoring. The evening is a great opportunity to get information and advice that will help you take the steps necessary to get where you want to go after you’ve finished school. During remaining days of the workshop, two less structured opportunities will be provided for students to again interact with mentors in the form of a student/mentor lunch.
Students are not required to bring their own mentor; all mentors are provided by ATW. We’ve got some of the best mentors in the business!!!
2) Student Platform and Poster Awards
Students who present platforms or posters can enter an awards competition. Volunteer judges evaluate all platforms and posters. Judging is based on criteria assembled by ATW. A link to the judging form and judging rubric are provided below. We encourage students to review the rubric when preparing their platform or poster.
Click here to view the new ATW student poster and platform presentation judging form and rubric. An important document for student presenters and judges to review!
Students have an opportunity to co–judge platforms and/or posters with a judging mentor. The students will use the judging rubric to independently judge the platforms or posters assigned to them and then sit down with their judging mentor to discuss each other’s judging decisions. This is a great opportunity for students to get a behind the scenes view of how judges decide what constitutes a good presentation of data, whether in the form of a poster or platform. It will provide insight that will help you improve the presentation of your data.
All judging mentors will be provided by ATW. Students just have to indicate on their registration form that they are interested in being involved in co-judging.
4) Assisting Session Chair(s)
Students also have the opportunity to assist session chair(s) during the workshop. Assisting chair(s) involves loading presentations and ensuring they are in the proper queue, keeping track of attendance at each presentation, thinking of possible questions to ask presenters, and possibly introducing presenters to the audience. Assisting a session chair(s) provides students with unique opportunity to see how sessions are run at workshops, not to mention the networking opportunities.
Students interested in assisting co-chairs should indicate this on their registrations form. The student program organizers will then match students up with a session chair(s).
Click here to download the ATW 2014 Student Program brochure.
For more information on the ATW 2014 Student Program, please contact:
Jonathan Challis firstname.lastname@example.org (University of Manitoba)
Laura Tupper-Ring email@example.com (Simon Fraser University)
Brooke Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org (University of Ottawa)
Alexandra Muhametsafina email@example.com (Wilfrid Laurier University)