Kira Melton and Stephanie Williams students from State College of Florida attending the 2017 Spring Meeting.
You must be a full-time student and currently enrolled to apply for the FSEA Meeting Attendance Award. Eligible fields of study include: Environmental Science, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Marine Science, Limnology, Physics.
The mission of the Student Mentoring Program of the FSEA is to promote interest among young people in the environmental analytical industry, and to foster and encourage students pursuing degrees in science to actively seek membership and support of the FSEA by developing relationships with environmental and chemistry professors of accredited schools in Florida. These professors act as liaisons to nominate student candidates for the Meeting Attendance Award Program. It is also the program’s goal to facilitate the introduction of future environmental analysts to the environmental industry, including: regulatory agencies, municipality laboratories, private laboratories, instrument and equipment manufacturers and vendors, and environmental consultants and engineers.
What is the FSEA Meeting Attendance Award?
Twice each year, FSEA holds a 3-day conference for its members in order to keep them up-to-date on the latest topics in the environmental analytical industry. The FSEA Meeting Attendance Award is offered to high achieving students in the field of environmental analysis. This award is sponsored by FSEA and many of its exhibitors, thus assisting interested students in attending the conference at no charge. In addition, the Meeting Attendance Award automatically makes you an FSEA member for the current year so you can keep abreast of upcoming industry issues, instrumentation, and other meetings or functions.
How are you selected to receive the FSEA Meeting Attendance Award?
After you submit your application and letter of recommendation your submission will be reviewed by the FSEA Student Mentor Committee and the Executive Committee. Several students are selected to for each meeting by the committees.
What happens if you are selected to receive the FSEA Meeting Attendance Award?
If you are selected to receive the meeting attendance award you will be contacted by either the FSEA Contracted Manager or by the Student Mentor Coordinator. You will be asked to review your schedule and determine if you are available and interested in attending the conference as soon as possible. If you are unable or not interested in attending, your prompt response to FSEA will allow FSEA to offer the award to another deserving student. If you are interested and are able to attend the conference, you will be sent information regarding registration for the conference. You must complete your registration by the deadline. FSEA will cover all reasonable expenses including your hotel room, mileage to and from the conference and meals. You will be asked to provide an expense report at the conclusion of the conference.