Leadership Meetings

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2014 SEEDS Leadership Meeting – Fort Collins, CO

This year’s SEEDS Leadership Meeting was held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. The theme for this Leadership Meeting was Food Security and Food Justice: Sustaining Agricultural Abundance and Healthy Communities.  A group of 26 students from all across the United States and Puerto Rico took part of the five day meeting with workshops to provide them with leadership tools related to agriculture, food production, community outreach and professional development.  With the help from Jill Baron, President of the Ecological Society of America students enjoyed their time at the USGS Powell Center with the Front Range of the Rockies always to the west!

Leadership Meeting Information

Held annually, the Leadership Meeting is an opportunity for SEEDS student leaders to engage in a dialogue about the connections between science and society. The meeting provides a venue for SEEDS participants to develop 21st century skills and understanding in communications, policy, community outreach and education, rounding out their experience as young scientists.

The Leadership Meeting was an extension of the SEEDS Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and since 2007 grew to include invited SEEDS chapter leaders and other students recognized for their leadership potential.  ESA Governing Board members have joined us as guest speakers and since 2008, we have been delighted to have the participation and support of ESA Presidents who have graciously set time in their busy schedules to join the students.


SEEDS Leadership Meetings are made possible with the generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Mitsubishi Foundation, and ESA member donations.