Diversity in Wetland Science
SWS Undergraduate Mentoring Program
In an effort to aid motivated students considering environmental careers, SWS proudly provides NSF-funded opportunities for undergraduate students from under-represented groups to participate in the SWS annual meeting. These opportunities are structured to maximize exposure to career options in wetland science, and include individual mentors paired with the students, career mini-workshops, and a luncheon. Spaces are also secured by the SWS Undergraduate Mentoring Program coordinator for students wishing to present papers or posters in the meeting's scientific agenda.
Funding for these awards is also provided by SWS regional chapters. In 2011, the initiatives of the SWS Undergraduate Mentoring Program were renewed for an additional four years through a new NSF program (TUBE: Transforming Undergraduate BIO Education). With this new funding, SWS Undergraduate Mentoring Program has expanded its mission to include not only undergraduate mentoring (8-11 students per year), but also support for past student awardees to return to the annual meeting and serve as mentors themselves. This grant also supports student interaction with the Ecological Society of America SEEDS program.
For interested Undergraduate Students and Mentors, select the Undergraduate Mentoring Awards page.
For more information about SWS Undergraduate Mentoring Program contact:
Recent Undergraduate Diversity Award Recipients