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SPSPotlight: January 2018

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Making the Most of SPSP’s Annual Convention

This month our students asked a group of SPSP members for advice on navigating the upcoming convention and making the most of the experience.

Turning the Spotlight on Convention Events

With the convention quickly approaching, consider attending some of these informative and enriching events!

Outstanding Research Award Winners Announced

With almost seventy applicants this year, our winners faced strong competition.


SPSP Announcements

Announcing the 2018 Student Committee!

Congratulations to recently selected 2018 Student Committee members. Their term will begin after this year's convention in Atlanta. Thanks to all who applied and to our 2017 members for their hard work and dedication.

2018 Convention Updates

#SPSP2018 Online Program and Mobile App Now Available

View the online program, create your custom schedule, browse professional development sessions or plan which receptions to attend. It’s now all available online here. The printed program is also now available for download!


Sign Up for a Student Mentoring Lunch

The mentoring luncheons offer graduate students an informal opportunity to discuss their research interests and career development with an established professional in the field. Many are full, but space is still available in some groups. Pregistration is required.


Deadline for #SPSP2018 Deep Dive Workshops Extended!

Space is still available in several of these longer workshop sessions. Take advantage of this opportunity to dig deeper on a specific topic and gain practical knowledge and skills in the process. Preregistration is required, so don’t wait to sign up!

Tickets for SPlish SPlash – the Welcome Reception at Georgia Aquarium – Still Available!

Don’t miss your chance to mingle and network with convention attendees at one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions on Thursday night, March 1, from 7:30 – 10:00 PM. Tickets are $20 for students and include full admission to all galleries and exhibits, a drink ticket, and hors d’oeuvres. A special “students only” section will be available for students to meet and network!

Join the #SPSP2018 Twitter Team!

Coming to Atlanta? Do you love tweeting science? Share your excitement leading up to and during convention. We’ll ask you to tweet your perspectives leading up to and from the convention sessions. Apply here.

Upcoming Dates of Interest for the 2018 Convention

March 1, 2018  – Student Poster Awards

March 1, 2018  – Student Social Night at SPlish Splash

March 2-3, 2018  – Student Mentoring Luncheons

March 2, 2018  – GASP Mentoring Lunch



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