SEB student committee needs you!
By John de la Parra
The SEB Student Committee is happy to announce a call for nominations for the SEB Student Committee Member Positions. This is a great opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to network with established members of the SEB community, develop projects with the support of the SEB Council, and develop leadership experience.
We are seeking candidates for:
2 At-large (Graduate or Undergraduate) Student Committee Member Positions
1 Undergraduate Student Committee Member Position
1 Student Committee Representative Position
We have a great group of students currently working together – as we can attest, this is a really fun way to meet and collaborate with peers that face similar questions and challenges about pursuing research and study in ethnobotany!
What do the positions consist of?
Student Committee Member Positions: Student Committee Members will serve two-year terms and collaboratively interact to produce new student initiatives and maintain existing initiatives (SEB Website Student Pages, SEB Student Blog, SEB Student Facebook Group, administration of Charles B. Heiser, Jr. Mentor Award). In addition, the Student Committee typically works with Trish Flaster to write and submit various articles of interest to the Spring and Fall Newsletters. We hope that different Committees, with different members, interests, and skill sets, will propose and orchestrate new initiatives.
Student Committee Representative Position: The two Representatives will have staggered two-year terms, similar to the SEB President/President-Elect system in order to ensure continuity in Student Committee goals and activities. The Senior Representative (John de la Parra for the 2015-2016 year) will take the primary leadership role, although it is expected that the interaction will be collaborative with contributions from both the Senior Representative and the Representative-Elect. The Senior Representative will be a voting member of the SEB Council. Representatives are expected to be present at the annual SEB meeting and council meeting unless pressing academic/fieldwork demands or financial hardship makes them unable to do so. To support the Representatives to be present at the annual meeting and to recognize the planning effort they contribute to conference design, the possibility exists for subsidization of their conference and travel fees.
Don’t let the details scare you off! These are fun positions and a really great way to tap into the financial and experiential resources of the Society for Economic Botany to do cool things with student members.
If you’re interested in being a candidate, please submit: a photograph, a few sentences expressing your interest in the field of ethnobotany, and a few sentences telling us why you’d like to be on the Student Committee. This information will go out on the formal SEB Council ballot. Please email this to John (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 13th!
John de la Parra