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Student Affairs

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.

Best Student Paper Competition

If you are a Ph.D., Master’s, or undergraduate student, you are invited to submit a paper for consideration of the “Best Student Paper Awards” to be presented at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) in June.

The following awards will be provided for the best papers by Taylor & Francis Group LLC.

– Best paper submitted by a Doctoral student: check for $300 and a $125 book voucher

– Best paper submitted by a Master’s student: check for $200 and a $125 book voucher

– Best paper submitted by an undergraduate: check for $100 and a $125 book voucher

Papers must address issues pertaining to the social sciences of natural resources. Papers based on empirical studies and data are preferred, but review articles and thought pieces will be considered.

Papers will primarily be judged on their . . .

– Advancement of knowledge

– Significance of the topic for society and natural resource management

– Quality and implementation of the research (if applicable)

– Analysis and interpretation of the findings (if applicable)

– Clarity and organization of the writing.

General Requirements

– The student must have submitted an abstract for an oral presentation of a paper by abstract deadline.
– The student must attend and present the paper at the ISSRM conference.
– The student must be a member of the IASNR at the time the paper is submitted.
– Papers may be co-authored with another student but not by a faculty member or by a non-student.

Paper Requirements
– Papers cannot exceed 25 pages in total. Papers longer than this will not be read (strictly enforced).
– All pages must be double-spaced; 12-point font; and have 1 inch margins on all sides.
– The paper can follow the Chicago or American Psychological Association or American Sociological Association formatting style.
– Paper must NOT have been previously presented at a professional conference or published in a proceedings, book, or journal.

Your abstract and completed paper must be emailed as an attachment to Dr. Jones [email protected].by May 9 and award recipients will be notified by the end of May. Additional information about the 2019 ISSRM conference can be found by clicking here. For information on the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) and a membership application, please visit the IASNR website.

Past Best Student Paper Winners

Click here to view past winning papers.

Student Chapters

The IASNR encourages the creation of university-based student chapters as a means of increasing student involvement in Association affairs and other relevant professional activities. The IASNR Council extends an invitation to all interested students to organize and form student chapters on their campus. Establishment of a student chapter requires application to the IASNR Business Office and approval by majority vote of the IASNR Council.

Student chapters 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. Membership benefits include:

■ A chapter subscription to Society and Natural Resources
■ Symposium registration and travel scholarships
■ Discounted registration fee for annual symposium
■ IASNR Speakers Bureau
■ Leadership experience
■ Opportunities for students to establish professional contacts and transition into their careers or further academic pursuits in graduate programs

Formation Guidelines:
■ Submit a Student Chapter Application, a copy of the chapter’s proposed constitution and bylaws, and a letter of support from their faculty advisor.
■ Two (2) chapter officers are required to maintain IASNR student membership, while all chapter members are encouraged to join IASNR to enjoy the above benefits.
■ The chapter’s faculty advisor shall be an IASNR professional member.

Chapter Renewal: Existing chapters shall submit a Student Chapter Renewal Application and a brief end-of-year report (in letter or memo format) on or before June 30 of each year.

We look forward to your group joining us!!

SAMPLE ORGANIZING DOCUMENT LINKS (submit in Word format):
Constitution
Bylaws
Mission Statement

Current Student Chapters
■ Utah State University Student Organization for Society & Natural Resources (SOSNR), Founding Chapter 
■ Pennsylvania State University Student Organization for Society & Natural Resources (SOSNR)
■ University of Idaho, Dept. of Conservation and Social Sciences, Student Organization for People and the Environment (SOPE)
■ University of Alberta, Student Organization of IASNR
■ North Carolina State University, Student Organization of IASNR
■ Michigan Technological University, Student Organization of IASNR
■ The University of Maine, Student Organization of IASNR
■ Portland State University, Student Organization of IASNR

Overview

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 ISSRM annual 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 at ISSRM, 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.

Read the full SAC procedural statement

Co-Chairs

Mysha Clarke, Purdue University, [email protected]
Anne Junod, The Ohio University, [email protected]

Sub-committees
Communication, Collaboration, Professional Development

Student Affairs Committee

Members

Jeremiah Asaka, University of Massachusetts
Jennifer Dunn, Michigan Tech University
Lauren Dupey, Utah State University
Anne Junod, Ohio State University
Allie McCreary, North Carolina State University
Brett Alan Miller, Utah State University
Sarah Naiman, Cornell University
Bereket Negasi Isaac – University of Waterloo
Yorbana Seign-goura – University of Neuchâtel
John Strauser – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jennifer Zavaleta, University of Michigan

Previous members
Tagen Baker, Utah State University, USA
Omar Khalfen Bizuru, National University of Rwanda, Rwanda
Gwanggyu Bob Lee, Texas A&M University, USA
Gina Depper, Clemson University, USA
Janosch Jan Foerster, Monash University, South Africa
Jose Guerrero
Theresa Groth, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Erin Harper
Bernard M. Kitheka, Clemson University, USA
Paul Manson, Portland State University, USA
Allie McCreary, North Carolina State University, USA
Shawn Olson, Utah State University, USA
Tamara Olsen (Watkins), Utah State University, USA
Spencer Plumb, University of Idaho, USA
Mary Ann Rozance, Portland State University, USA
Emily Silver, University of Maine, USA
Tanja Straka, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Adams, Auburn University, USA
Jennifer Bond, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam
Penny Cook,   Charles Stuart University, Australia
Donna Curtis, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Mallory Dolan, Utah State University, USA
Helene Draux, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Darrick T. N. Evensen, Cornell University, USA
Prateep Kumar Nayak, University of Manitoba, Canada
Rachelle Haddock, University of Calgary, Canada
Jamila Haider, Mountain Societies Development Support Program, Tajikistan
Joseph Hamm, University of Nebraska, USA
Patrick Holladay, Clemson University, USA
Cynthia Longmire, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Stephanie Malin, Utah State University, USA
Jamie McEvoy, Utah State University, USA
Ryan Sharp,   University of Georgia, USA
Mike Quartuch, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Chris Raymond, University of South Australia, Australia
Eick von Ruschkowski, University of Germany, Hannover
Brandi Smith, Clemson University, USA
Jenn Thomsen, Clemson University, USA
Carena J. van Riper, Texas A&M University, USA
Kenny Wallen, Texas A&M University, USA
Adam Wilke, Iowa State University, USA

Student Forum

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.

Quiz Bowl

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.

The SAC is now on Facebook! Please click here to join our conversations and become more active in the International Association for Society and Natural Resources.