LabAutomation2011 Student and Early Career Professionals Program
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Programs for Students and Early Career Professionals
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Tony B Academic Travel Award Program
Students, graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty members with fewer than four years in their first academic appointment can earn travel awards from SLAS for the annual LabAutomation conference. Applicants must be primary authors of submitted abstracts that are selected as poster or podium presentations. Winners receive airfare or a reimbursement for personal auto mileage, shared hotel accommodations, and waived conference fees.
This commitment to tomorrow's workforce reinforces SLAS's long-term vision for professional development. Since its debut in 1999, this program has enabled nearly 300 young professionals to actively participate and contribute to SLAS and the LabAutomation conference.
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Student Poster Competition
Once again, LabAutomation2011 will feature a student poster competition. SLAS selects the top student posters from around the world to be presented at LabAutomation2011. These selected posters automatically qualify for the competition, which offers a $1,000 cash award for most outstanding poster presentation, a $750 cash award for second place and $500 for third place. For more information on how to submit a poster, visit poster guidelines.
SLAS Mentorship Program
Returning for a second year to LabAutomation is the SLAS Mentorship Program. Meant to provide additional value and opportunity to students and early career professionals attending LabAutomation2011, this program connects young scientists with those established in their careers within the field of laboratory automation.
Whether you are a student considering a career in the laboratory automation sciences or you have just made the transition from your student life to your professional life, SLAS is here to help. Utilize the SLAS Mentorship Program to meet a mentor for lunch, take in a session or simply walk the exhibit floor.
Available Mentors: Visit the mentorship site to see a list of available mentors attending LabAutomation2011. Once you have identified a mentor you wish to connect with, contact SLAS Manager, Member and Administrative Services, to make a connection.
Interested in Becoming a Mentor? Submit a short biography to have your name added to the list of available mentors. Once you are identified by a student or early career professional attending LabAutomation2011, a request will be sent to you via email (or telephone) to connect you with that individual.
Questions? Contact SLAS Manager, Member and Administrative Servicesat firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life After Graduation & Your First Year on the Job: Presented by the American Chemical Society
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 8:00-11:00 a.m.
LabAutomation2011, Palm Springs, CA, USA
Returning to LabAutomation2011 is this established half-day program focused on the transition from the academic world to the business world dealing with such sensitive items as interviewing skills, appropriate attire, relocation, cultural impacts, and much, much more. Included again this year, is a section dedicated specifically to early career professionals and focusing on the first year on the job.
Breakfast will be served.
Instructor: Professor Daniel J. Eustace, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Connect With This Instructor: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-eustace/1/115/987
- Targeting the Job Market: Networking Conversations & Creating an Online Presence
- Resume and Cover Letter Preparation: Peer Reviews
- Interviewing: Mock Interviews
Student and Early Career Professionals Mixer at LabAutomation2011
Interested in becoming involved with SLAS? SLAS welcomes its student attendees and Academic Travel Award winners to LabAutomation2011 with this social event designed to help students connect with each other and with SLAS Volunteer Leaders at the start of the conference and exhibition. Drinks and snacks will be served.
Date/Time: Sunday, January 30, 2011; 5-6 pm
Location: LabAutomation2011 Exhibit Hall; SLAS Member Center
Full-time undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows may register for the LabAutomation2011 conference and short courses for a modest fee of $25 (each) to cover the cost of materials (travel and lodging not included.) Please note that there is limited availability for short courses.
Registration details will be available in June.
Student and Early Career Professionals Membership
SLAS provides full-time graduate and undergraduate students as well as early career professionals regular individual membership advantages at a significantly reduced rate. Membership registration for students is only available by fax or mail, and requires a copy of a valid student ID card and proof of full-time academic studies (for student memberships.)
By becoming a Student Member or Early Career Professional Member of the Association for Laboratory Automation, you are taking the first step towards advancing your career in the field of laboratory automation.
Some of the benefits you will enjoy as a Student Member and Early Career Professional Member are:
- Discounted registration for the LabAutomation Conference and Short Courses
- Subscription to JALA
- Access to JALA Online
- Full access to SLAS Career Connections
- Full access to the LabMan Blog
- Opportunity to join the SLAS Student and Early Career Professional's Committee
- Full access to the SLAS Membership Directory
- Opportunity to participate in SLAS Mentorship Program
Click here for more information on becoming a member of SLAS!