ASIH Workshops:

ASIH Graduate Student Speed Networking Workshop
Friday, July 14, 2017    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Salon/Ballroom B

Title: “How do you become a great teacher while maintaining a high standard and level of research throughout your scientific career?”

Scientific meetings offer great opportunities to (re)-establish professional contacts and to network amongst fellow attendees. Younger members may find few opportunities to interface with more senior members of a society.

To remedy this, the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) is again offering an “ASIH Graduate Student Speed Networking Workshop” at the upcoming 2017 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Austin.

The workshop will be conducted as follows: 1 professional (working in state or federal agencies, at museums or universities) will be seated at a table in the room. Two students will sit with each professional for ~5 minutes of dialogue, then rotate to the next table when 5 minutes expire. Over the course of an hour, students will visit 11 tables (= 11 professionals), after which all attendees will gather for a mixer (pizza and limited drinks provided).

To participate in this networking event, you must be an ASIH student member in good standing (i.e., paid dues for 2017 ASIH membership) and be registered for the 2017 JMIH meetings.

Please note that this event usually fills quickly, so we recommend you decide soon. You can register on the JMIH meeting registration form. If space is full, you can have your name added to a waiting list. Also, if you are signed-up for the event but later on decide not to participate, please let us know immediately so another student has the opportunity to attend. Each year about 1/3 of registered students do not show up for the event. This is not only unprofessional but also unfair to fellow graduate students.

By participating in this workshop, you will hopefully acquire numerous professional contacts with whom you (and your colleagues) can interact during this and future meetings.

Questions? Contact Dr. Marlis Douglas.


ASIH Graduate Student Workshop
Friday, July 14, 2017    Noon – 1:30 PM

Organizer, Savannah Michaelsen

Lunch provided

HL Workshops

HL Graduate Student Workshop
Saturday, July 15, 2017    8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Organizer, Jared Pruett

Continental Breakfast

Title – Peer Review: Tips and Tricks to Publishing and Reviewing Articles

The integrity of science relies in part on the peer review process, and communicating manuscripts with journals and providing thoughtful reviews are essential skills for professional scientists. While graduate students often receive assistance in preparing manuscripts, guidance for communicating with journals and providing reviews may be missing in their training as scientists.

This workshop is designed to help graduate students develop skills in both aspects of publishing. Our panel of experts will provide tips on each step of the publication process from writing cover letters to corresponding with editors and responding to reviews. The workshop will also provide training in the assessment of manuscripts submitted for publication, such as assessing potential problems with data analyses and spotting fatal flaws in experimental design.

To participate in this workshop, you must be a Herpetologists’ League (HL) student member in good standing (i.e., paid HL dues for 2017) and be registered for the 2017 Joint Meeting for Societies of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

Note: Registration for workshop is required.

SSAR Workshops

SSAR Graduate Student Workshop