Application for Student Support to attend Society for Integrative and

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                                           Application for Student Support to attend:
                             Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Conference
                                             January 3-7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA

The STEM grant will be sponsoring several students and faculty members to attend the annual Society for Integrative
and Comparative Biology (SICB) Conference in San Francisco from January 3rd through January 7th. This professional
conference has special programs for undergraduate students, career symposia, and numerous talks and poster sessions
highlighting the latest bioscience research from diverse biological science fields. This is an exciting opportunity to
interact with scientists from around the world and learn more about scientific research!

Professor Liubicich (LMC Biology) will be attending the entire conference and is happy to meet LMC students at the
conference each morning to provide guidance as to how to make the most of the meeting. She will introduce LMC
students to various faculty and students from other institutions with whom she is still in contact and will help students

If you are interested in attending one day or the entire conference, please complete the form below and return it
electronically to by 5pm on November 27th.

From the SICB website

“The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) is one of the largest and most prestigious professional associations of its kind.
Formed as the American Society of Zoologists through a 1902 merger of two societies, the Central Naturalists and the American Morphological
Society, its focus has remained to integrate the many fields of specialization which occur in the broad field of biology. Throughout most of its
history the society was known as the American Society of Zoologists and changed its name to the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
in 1996 to reflect the scientific breadth, integrative approaches, and interests of its membership across all disciplines of biology. The SICB is
organized around disciplinary divisions, each relevant to a major segment of biology. The Society is dedicated to promoting the pursuit and public
dissemination of important information relating to biology. Research is presented in numerous symposia during the SICB Annual Meeting, as well
as in the publication of its journal, Integrative and Comparative Biology (ICB) (formerly: American Zoologist). The SICB takes pride in the fact that
one of the Society's focal points is to support its student members, and that the organization is fundamentally committed to the advancement and
development of the field of biology through its members.”
                                     Application for Student Support to attend:
                       Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Conference
                                       January 3-7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
General information:

Name:                                                                Email:
Major:                                                               Current GPA:
Name and email of one faculty reference:

Would like to attend (choose one option): 1) single day: Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
                                          2) entire conferenceplus student in training membership

If round trip BART tickets (to/from Pittsburg) are available, would you like one for the conference? Yes / No

Application Questions:

1. List all college level STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) courses completed and grades earned:
          (please include any Bio20-21 grades if available)

2. List any previous STEM internship, volunteer, or service experience:(no prior experience is necessary to apply)

3. In one page or less, please briefly describe how attending this conference will help your future STEM studies or
career path.

    Please complete this form by 5pm November 27th and submit by email to:
                 Applicants will be notified by November 30th regarding funding availability.
     ** We will do our best to support as many students as possible depending on level of interest, however please
                               understand that all applicants may not receive funding. **

If you receive funding, you will be asked to submit all registration information by December 3rd(see SICB
registration PDF) and must agree to share what you learn with others at LMC.

Conference Report:

After the conference, students who attended will be asked to present the following information at an informal
seminar to share their experience with others at LMC:

       a summary of your favorite scientific talk/poster
       3 interesting things you learned about being a scientist
       any information about future opportunities and careers that they gained at the conference

Students will be asked to submit a brief written report (1-2 pages) of the above topics which we may post on our
STEM website as well as any information/links obtained at the conference that could be helpful to other students.
We may also provide you a future survey to see if or how this experience may have influenced your future studies
and career decisions.

We hope this is a wonderfully positive experience for you, and that you will be happy to share what you have
learned with others at LMC!

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