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ATTENTION SAS STUDENTSAre you ready to enhance your CV while serving your professional organization and fellow SAS student members?
SAS needs excited and motivated student members to run for the position of SAS Student Representative!
The term of your current student representative to the SAS Executive Committee and Board of Governors, Chad Atkins, is up at the end of this year. As such we are going to be conducting a student-only election for this representative who serves as a student voice in the Society.
The student elected will serve a two-year term and will be required to attend the Executive Committee and Governing Board meetings at both PITTCON and SciX in 2016 and 2017 (we will also be requesting your presence at the 2015 SciX meeting in Providence, RI for transition purposes). Travel expenses, except meeting registration, will be reimbursed at a set rate for the time that the elected student is required to be at the meeting for SAS purposes. Generally this will cover most travel costs, but not all depending on how you budget for the trip. The student representative is responsible for coordinating student-related activities at SciX and PITTCON and for generating new ideas related to student needs and issues.
In order to qualify for this position you must be a member in good standing of the Society and you must maintain that status throughout your term. You must be a student for at least one of the two years that you will serve in this position. You must be able to attend the above stated meetings. You must have an interest in Society activities.
We will be accepting your self-nominations for this position until firstname.lastname@example.org. Elections will be held shortly thereafter. To nominate yourself, please email the following information and question answers to
Years remaining as a student
Please answer the following questions:
1. What are the top issues facing students of spectroscopy and how can SAS help?
2. How does being a student member of SAS help in your career preparation?
3. What ideas do you have for recruiting and retaining student members?
If you have any questions please contact us at 301-694-8122. We look forward to hearing from you.
Resources for students:
- Online Employment Bureau: An excellent place to for job searches and posting your resume.
- Graduate and Undergraduate Student Awards: Recognizing the outstanding science and work of our SAS student members.
- Student Travel Grants and Student Ambassador Program: These programs help support our SAS Student members by providing funding to travel to spectroscopy meetings.
SAS Student Chapters
SAS has a network of Student Chapters. If your university already has a chapter, we encourage you to become an active member. If your school does not yet have a chapter, we invite you to consider establishing one. SAS Student Chapters receive many benefits including: activity and travel grants, guest lecture resources, networking opportunities, and much more!