Paleonet: Paleontological Society Undergraduate Ambassador applications due on Aug 10th

Lockwood, Rowan rxlock at
Mon Jul 23 13:25:40 UTC 2018

The Paleontological Society seeks to support undergraduate students interested in a career in paleontology who plan to attend the 2018 Geological Society of America meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana (Nov 3-7, 2018).

A limited number of grants are available to offset travel costs: $1,000 if the undergraduate is presenting original research at GSA and $500 if the undergraduate is just attending the meeting.

In addition to travel support, students will participate in mentoring opportunities with professional paleontologists and graduate students while at the meeting and receive a free 1‐year student membership to the Paleontological Society

In exchange, PS‐SAP students will be expected to volunteer at the PS booth for at least 5 hours during the meeting, and to use social media (e.g., blogs, Facebook, Twitter) to communicate to the Society about their experience at the meeting. In this way, students will serve as “ambassadors” for the Society.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution of higher education, have a stated interest in learning more about careers in paleontology, and be willing to use social media to promote PS activities at the conference. Student with diverse backgrounds (including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, accessibility, first-generation college, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

All documents must be received by Friday, August 10, 2018.

For more info, please see:


Feel free to pass this info along!

Rowan Lockwood

PS Education and Outreach Chair

Dept of Geology

William and Mary

Rowan Lockwood
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Professor of Geology
The College of William and Mary

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