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Stand Alone Conference of the American Society of Naturalists

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, 5-9 January 2018


Awards


Graduate Student Travel Grant—To facilitate graduate students attending the conference, ASN will award a small number of travel grants to randomly selected graduate students. When registering, current graduate students may choose to be considered for a travel grant.


In addition to the regular annual ASN awards to be presented at the summer meeting, three awards will be presented at the Asilomar conference:

Ed Ricketts Award will be given for the outstanding student oral presentation. In honor of the naturalist and zoologist Ed Ricketts (the model for ‘Doc’ in John Steinbeck’s book Cannery Row), the ASN will present the winning student with a plaque and $400 award. When registering a talk, current undergraduate, masters, or PhD students may choose to be considered for this award.

Ruth Patrick Student Poster Award will be given for the outstanding student poster. The winning presenter will receive a plaque and $400 award. When registering a poster, current undergraduate, masters, or PhD students may choose to be considered for this award. This award honors Ruth Patrick, a prominent botanist and limnologist who won the 1996 National Medal of Science.

Don Abbott Postdoctoral Research Award will be given for the outstanding contributed presentation (talk or poster) by a current postdoc. The award commemorates Don Abbott, a professor at Stanford University and Hopkins Marine Station, an outstanding teacher and marine invertebrate researcher. The winning presenter will receive a plaque and a $400 award. When registering a talk, current postdoctoral researchers may choose to be considered for this award.