Undergraduate grants for Botany 2004 Conference

Jeffrey M. Osborn josborn at truman.edu
Thu Apr 29 21:27:53 EST 2004


The Botanical Society of America (BSA) is pleased to announce the second
year of a program entitled "Increasing diversity at the annual Botanical
Society of America meeting," This program is supported by the National
Science Foundation (Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology
(UMEB) Program) and will provide financial and professional assistance
for 10 minority (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native
Americans/Alaskan Natives and persons with disabilities) undergraduate
research students to attend the 2004 BSA meeting.  Through a supportive
mentoring network and sufficient orientation activities, the students
will be integrated into professional and social activities of the Botany
2004 conference (http://www.botanyconference.org/).  If you know of an
eligible and deserving undergraduate who would benefit from this
experience or if you would like to serve as a mentor, please contact
Karen Renzaglia (mailto:renzaglia at plant.siu.edu) or Jeff Osborn
(mailto:josborn at truman.edu).  A call for applications and application
guidelines are available at
(http://www.botanyconference.org/newsite/financial/FinalCallforUMEBApplicants.php).
The deadline for applications is June 1, 2004.  The conference will be
held in Snowbird, Utah from July 31 to August 5, 2004.  This program is
an important step towards strengthening the science workforce by
utilizing the full range of intellectual talent from diverse ethnic and
minority populations.  We encourage and welcome your participation. 

In addition to the scientific meeting, the Botany 2004 Conference will
include a special Forum on Botanical Education and Outreach.  Additional
information about the Forum is available on the conference web site.  If
you are interested in presenting a session, topics are still being
accepted.  Please contact Jeff Osborn (mailto:josborn at truman.edu).--

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Jeffrey M. Osborn
Division of Science
Truman State University
100 E. Normal Street
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221, USA

Tele:  (660) 785-4017
Fax:  (660) 785-4045
E-mail:  josborn at truman.edu
Internet: http://www2.truman.edu/~josborn/
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