The Student Voice at NABC
The Student Voice at NABC is a program designed to allow graduate students from NABC member institutions interested in learning more about biotechnology and North American specialty crops to attend the 25th NABC Annual Meeting. The students will receive a travel stipend of up to $750 and free meeting registration (which includes most meals and all meeting materials.).
NABC 25: Biotechnology and North American Specialty Crops:
Linking Research, Regulation, and Stakeholders
June 4–6, 2013
College Station, Texas
ATTENTION: Travel between Canada and US now requires a valid passport for all travellers.
If you are interested in participating in NABC 25:
- Get your advisor's approval to attend the meeting.
- Submit a one page description of your thesis project to the NABC Council member at your institution, or to the council member's designated representative. (See drop down list on the registration form.) Note that the thesis does not necessarily have to reflect the topic of NABC 25, but should indicate interest in some aspect of agricultural biotechnology.
- Fill in the application form, submit a copy electronically to NABC and attach a printed and signed copy to your project description.
- Submit your application to the NABC representative at your institution by the end of business of April 15, 2013.
- You will be informed by May 1 , 2013 if you are the Graduate Student Delegate for your institution.
- You need to make your own travel and lodging arrangements, including all deposits and payments (reimbursement is discussed below).
- Contact NABC at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you have approval and have made your travel arrangements — but before the early bird deadline. The NABC office will arrange for your meeting registration.
What to expect at the meeting:
- You will be asked to participate in all plenary sessions and workshops and meet in a special session with other participants in the Student Voice for discussions and to produce a report of your combined experience at the meeting, which will be presented in the final plenary session and included in the NABC newsletter.
- This year ther will be a poster session. Please go to the meeting website for details
- You will be introduced to the NABC council member or another attending faculty member from your institution to facilitate networking.
- You will be asked to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the meeting. This form will help us to determine which parts of the Student Voice program have worked for your and how to improve it for future years.
- After the meeting, you need to submit your travel and lodging expenses to NABC for reimbursement up to $750. Please make sure you save all receipts.
- If you want to share a hotel room, you can request assistance from the NABC office (email@example.com)
What previous participants had to say about the Student Voice at NABC :
- Being a part of the Student Voice at the NABC conference was a great opportunity to listen and learn about the variety of water conservation methods used in agriculture. As a first year master's student I was very interested in the research being conducted from a variety of private companies and other universities. Overall, I love the experience of being a part of the program and would greatly encourage any student that is interested in the NABC to participate in the Student Voice program. Nathan Holeman, University of Arkansas, Student Voice participant, 2012
- The conference presentations were refreshingly focused on the big picture. This focus on larger issues in combination with the mixture of disciplines provided a strong catalyst for thought and discussion. J.D. Booker, Texas Tech, Student Voice participant, 2012
- Discussion was thought provoking. We had an opportunity to interact with Eminent persons and industry people. Karunanithy Chinnadurai, South Dakota State University, Student Voice participant, 2008