The SEEDS Program offers travel awards for undergraduate students and SEEDS alumni in graduate school. Travel awards defray expenses to attend the ESA Meeting including air travel, meals, lodging, and registration. Travel awards are funded through support of the National Science Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and ESA member donations.
The ESA is the nation’s leading professional society of ecologists, representing over 10,000 scientists, researchers, policy-makers and managers from the United States and over 50 other nations. The ESA Annual Meeting draws more than 3,500 professionals from around the world to participate in scientific presentations, symposia, workshops, field trips, and a trade show. It provides an excellent venue to engage students and faculty in one of the most important facets of science – communicating ideas and new knowledge with the scientific community. SEEDS specific events at the Annual Meeting include an orientation meeting and dinner, a mixer, and a breakfast for participants and mentors. Other highlighted events include a diversity luncheon and student events such as section meetings and mixers.
The 96th ESA Annual Meeting, "Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing, and Sustaining our Ecosystems", will be held in Portland, Oregon, August 5 - 10, 2012. For more information, visit www.esa.org/portland/.