Students: Call for Student Representative Nominations

Contributed by aneely on Apr 21, 2020 - 02:37 PM

Please consider applying and encouraging others to apply to be a SEB Student Representative. Even if you just want to get more involved, we would love to hear from you as we utilize a small group of students to provide advice and direction.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – SEB STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ELECT


POSITION Society for Economic Botany – Student Representative-elect
LENGTH OF TERM June 2020 – June/July 2022


ABOUT THE POSITION
The Student Representative-elect serves a two-year term for the Society for Economic Botany, first as the Vice President of the Student Committee and then as the President of SEB Student Committee and as a voting member on the SEB Council. This position is responsible for spearheading initiatives of the Student Committee, and promoting student outreach. The Student Representative holds voting rights on the SEB Council just as other SEB Council members. At the annual meeting, they are also responsible for organizing a student social event, and for presenting a summary of the student council’s activities during their term. The Senior Student Representative will fill one of the at-large SEB Council positions and will hold voting rights just as any other Council member. The Senior Representative will take the primary leadership role, but the interaction is expected to be collaborative with contributions from both the Senior Representative and the Representative Elect. For more information please contact current Student Representative Aja Grande (grande@mit.edu [1]) or Student Representative-elect Karsten Fatur (karsten.fatur@gmail.com [2])


ABOUT THE SOCIETY
Established in 1959, The Society of Economic Botany is an international organization dedicated to research and outreach activities related to plant resources. It is principally interested in the relationship between plants and people, and ensuring the results of such research are accessible to both the scientific community and the public. Currently, the society draws members from over 60 countries, who are concerned with botanical, phytochemical and ethnological studies of plants known to be useful or those which may have potential uses so far undeveloped.

APPLICATION
This position is open to Masters and PhD-candidates who are currently enrolled. Please send a one-page resume as well as cover letter that speaks to your qualifications for this position and what you hope to achieve as the Student Representative. Submissions should be sent to both Aja Grande (grande@mit.edu [3]) and Student Representative-elect Karsten Fatur (karsten.fatur@gmail.com [4])


The deadline for this application is 30 April 2020.

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Links
  1. http://www.econbot.org/mailto:grande@mit.edu
  2. http://www.econbot.org/mailto:karsten.fatur@gmail.com
  3. http://www.econbot.org/news/display/2019/9/6/student-election/