It's time to vote for the new logo that will represent the ESA Student Section on our website, Facebook group, newsletters and various other items! The ESA Student Section board has narrowed down the numerous submissions to five finalists. Please see below for the logos and their descriptions. Also, some of the logos are working drafts so we may make some slight changes to them before they become our official logo.
To vote, copy the email of the candidate whose logo you think will best represent our section. Open your email program and send an email to that email address with the subject "VOTE YES". There is no need to write anything else within the email.
Only members of the ESA Student Section can vote on the logo
Each ESA Student Section member can only vote for one logo. Multiple submissions by a member will not be counted.
The deadline is Saturday, 5th January, 5 pm EST. All votes received after that time will not be counted.
Your vote is confidential. These e-mail addresses are NOT accessible by the candidates and your vote cannot be viewed by the candidates. At the end of the voting period, the current Student Section officers will tally the number of e-mails sent to the e-mail address for each candidate to determine the winner. If you have any questions about the elections or voting process, please e-mail Rob Salguero-Gomez (salguero(at)sas.upenn.edu).
Description: This logo highlights how students are one part of the whole, but an important part. Spine-like (plant or animal!), students support the whole ESA structure. Support comes by facilitating, engaging, inquiring, and interacting. Students are an important part of the annual meeting, the ones to ask questions that get the juice flowing, and to look at things in a new way.
Description: The main goal of this logo design is simplicity. It's meant to capture the discrete position which students hold within the general ESA community. While many of our goals are identical to those of other members, we acknowledge that as students we often have a distinct set of priorities and aspirations from the larger community. The proverbial arrows around the outer circles are simply an ecological adornment meant to give a nod to those of us who study directional biological relationships, whether it be energy flow, net effects, food webs, or life history theory.
Description: The tree is rooted in students as progress is rooted in the next generation. The giraffe, mushroom, frog, aquatic plant, snail, coral, fish, iguana, butterfly, bird, and tree are representative of mammals, fungi, amphibians, etc. The hiding fish is prey weighing cost of feeding, iguana is foraging predator & the nest is mating and resource allocation/use. The "Join the Network" is there because I was thinking of food webs and phylogenetic networks as well as the student section's purpose of making connections to senior members of ESA.
Description: This logo is a stylized version of the iconic American ecology flag, published in Look magazine (1970). It combined a green and white U.S.-style flag (representing pure air, green land, and environmental action) with a 1969 cartoon of the Greek letter, theta, as an ecological symbol superimposing the letters e and o from the words "environment" and "organism." The twenty stripes, which are updatable, represent the twenty ESA sections. The flag harkens to the roots of student environmental activism, emphasizes student interaction and communication with professional ecologists, and alludes to the relevancy of professional ecological science in a pop-culture-conscious world.
Description: The purpose of the Student Section of ESA is to enhance and direct all manner of communication among students and between students and the rest of ESA. The honey bee waggle dance is the quintessential example of visual communication in animals. In this logo, the "student" bee closest to the "student section" hive is waggling in the direction of ESA, communicating to the other student bees to head for the society and bring back experiences to share.