Join us! Become a Student Committee Member

Hello Everyone,

It’s hard to believe that we are just one month away from our annual conference in Bragança, Portugal! Our Student Committee has been hard at work planning events for junior members of our Society. We hope to see you there! Are you a student and would you like to join our team for serving the committee in 2017-2019?

Submit your application before May 28


56th Annual Meeting “Global vision on Indigenous Plants and Economic Botany”: Botanist Rupert Koopman was guiding conference members to a local nursery, South Africa 2015

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 prior student committees, 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

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!

Alexander O’Neill (on the right), the incoming chair of the SEB student committee

What do the positions consist of?
Student Committee Member Positions: Student Committee Members will serve two-year terms (2017-2019) and collaboratively interact to produce new student initiatives and maintain existing initiatives (SEB Website Student Pages, SEB Student Blog, SEB Student Facebook Group, Twitter and Instagram accounts, administration of Charles B. Heiser Jr. Mentor Award and more). In addition, the Student Committee typically works with Trish Flaster, the editor of Plants and People, to write and submit various articles of interest to the Spring and Fall Newsletters.

Don’t let the details scare you off! These are great positions and a really special way to tap into the financial and experiential resources of the Society for Economic Botany. You can make a difference and help the economic botany student society to grow!  We hope that different Committees, with different members, interests, and skill sets, will propose and orchestrate new initiatives.

If you’re interested in being a candidate, please submit: (1) a photograph, (2) a few sentences expressing your interest in the field of ethnobotany, and (3) a few sentences telling us why you’d like to be on the Student Committee. Please email this to Sandra ( and Alexander (

DEADLINE, May 28th, 2017

Join, share, and invite!  We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you in June!

Thank you,
The SEB Student Committee

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Society for Economic Botany
4475 Castleman Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Ph. 314-577-9566, Fx 314-577-9515
Mission: To foster and encourage scientific research, education, and related activities on the past, present, and future uses of plants, and the relationship between plants and people, and to make the results of such research available to the scientific community and the general public through meetings and publications.

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