IASNR provide students with the opportunity to participate in an international professional organization fostering an interdisciplinary approach at the crossroads of the social and natural sciences.
Student Affairs Committee
One of the hallmarks of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources has been a strong commitment to student participation. The IASNR Council and the IASNR Conference (formerly called ISSRM) planning committees have strived to create a welcoming atmosphere that engages students in professional development activities. The IASNR Student Affairs Committee was established to help perpetuate this goal. The SAC is charged with encouraging student involvement in IASNR, increasing the benefits of student membership in the association, and facilitating experiences that foster the next generation of environmental scholars and practitioners. If you would like to become involved in the SAC, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either co-chair on the committee.
Participation in the SAC is voluntary, and involvement depends on your preferences, interest, and capacity. Opportunities for involvement include any combination of the following: joining our Slack channel and/or listserv, attending meetings, leading initiatives (e.g., student-led events during the conference), sharing your ideas about student needs, or in any other ways you see fit.
Read the full SAC procedural statement
Kindra De’Arman, IASNR Student Representative, Oregon State University, [email protected]
Dana Johnson, Student Representative-Elect, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, [email protected]
Professional Council Member Advisor
Rebecca (Becky) Schewe, Syracuse University, USA, [email protected]
Student Affairs Committee Members
Previous Members of the Student Affairs Committee
Student Affairs Committee Meeting Minutes
Student Engagement Opportunities
Your IASNR Council Representatives invite you to join the SAC Slack channel. This channel is available to all IASNR Student Members and can be a useful site to connect, share ideas and concerns, and help inform the SAC.
International Student Travel Award
The IASNR International Student Travel Award provides a competitive opportunity for graduate student members to seek funding to attend the IASNR Conference. Two awards of $1,000 each will be provided to students traveling internationally (out of their country) to attend the 2022 IASNR Conference with a priority for those with limited to no conference funding and who come from the Global South.
Click here to read the award document for information about the award and what to include in your application. Use this Google Forms link to apply for the award. If you have any questions, please contact the IASNR Office at [email protected].
Student Conference Scholarships
Student scholarships are available to support student attendance and participation at the 2022 IASNR Conference in Costa Rica. These awards will be given on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students in offsetting costs associated with attending the 2022 IASNR Conference. The deadline for applying for these awards is April 5th. The award amount will vary depending on the number of applications and total funds collected for student subsidy awards. This is for student members only. Click here to view the application.
Best Student Paper Competition
If you are a Ph.D., Master’s, or undergraduate student member of IASNR, you are invited to submit a paper for consideration for the “Best Student Paper Awards” to be awarded at the 2022 IASNR Conference in Costa Rica.
The following awards will be provided for the best papers by Taylor & Francis Group LLC.
One of the primary goals of the SAC is to organize and plan the Student Forum. The forum is a professional development workshop that is typically held prior to the larger ISSRM meeting. The main objective of this event is to further enhance the ISSRM experience for new scholars, provide networking opportunities, and teach important professional development skills. Since the inception of the Student Forum at Utah State University in 2007, the forum has evolved into an important and memorable experience for students and professors alike. All students are encouraged to become more involved in the society and take advantage of the many opportunities offered at the forum, including workshops, panel discussions, and presentations.
The SAC was established to coordinate the student Quiz Bowl, a trivia competition that creates a place for student participants to informally interact and exchange ideas while incorporating a slight spirit of competition. If you attended ISSRM 2008 at the University of Vermont, you will undoubtedly recount the energy and enthusiasm that accompanied the first annual ISSRM Quiz Bowl. This event successfully brought together teams of students to foster collegiality, enhance knowledge of social science issues applied to the environment and natural resources, and highlight the strong research programs that are a traditional part of ISSRM.
View Official Quiz Bowl Rules
Contact for more information
For more information on the IASNR Student Affairs Committee, becoming involved in the SAC, the Student Forum or Quiz Bowl, or if you have any suggestions for student-related professional development activities, please contact one of the co-chairs.
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