Friday, October 21, 2016

SWS Multicultural Mentoring Program (SWaMMP)
Applications Now Open
The Society of Wetland Scientists hosts an annual, internationally attended conference to which we have available travel awards for undergraduate students. The mission of the Society of Wetland Scientists is to promote understanding, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands. Our society is a voice in Washington DC on matters of wetland science and policy through affiliation with the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). SWS offers benefits such as:
  • An active awards program that recognizes outstanding wetland scientists, outstanding service to the profession, and outstanding student papers at our annual meeting, and
  • A means of formal and informal outreach to wetland colleagues around the world
This program is over 10 years old and has been well-received by students who have participated. The award represents a great opportunity to participate in a professional meeting and to benefit from a formal mentoring program. We provide various activities related to career development that are valuable experiences for all students. 
If you have further questions, please contact:
Vanessa Lougheed, Ph.D.
University of Texas, El Paso