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.

ESA SEEDS leadership workshop. ESA SEEDS leadership workshop.
SWS mentoring program student presenting poster at SWS annual meeting. SWS mentoring program student Carolina Mendez with her award winning best student poster at the Washington, DC SWS meeting.

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:
Dr. Frank P. Day
Old Dominion University

Recent Undergraduate Diversity Award Recipients
2013 Undergraduate Diversity Award Recipients
Anita ArenasCerritos CollegeProgram participants at the 2013 meeting in
Duluth, MN
Dayvis BlasiniNortheastern Illinois University
Sharon CarterUniversity of Central Florida
Denzell CrossNorfolk State University
Ivahna EvansVirginia State University
Mitchell HintonTulane University
Shaza HusseinUniversity of South Florida
Mauriya MajadaMartin University
Walter MalloryVirginia State University
David RieraFlorida International University
Isa ValdezUniversity of Texas, El Paso
2012 Undergraduate Diversity Award Recipients
Rachel AugustineSUNY SyracuseProgram participants at the 2012 meeting in
Orlando, Florida
Lindsey CallierSouth Carolina State University
Mario FlunoryStony Brook University
Jahuan JarrettMartin University
Edwige LautureStony Brook University
Philip PetersonMartin University
Chris SanchezUniversity of Miami
Katherine StewartNortheastern State University
Sierra TaliaferroBethune-Cookman University
Angelique TaylorFlorida A&M University
James TottonNorth Carolina A&T University
2011 Undergraduate Diversity Award Recipients
David HernandezUniversity of Texas-El PasoProgram participants at the 2011 meeting in
Prague, Czech Republic
Elizabeth McIntyreBuena Vista University
Shauna-kay RainfordCornell University
Jeff RandallUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha
Frankie ReyesUniversity of Texas-El Paso
Laren RobinsonVirginia State University
Niegel RozetUniversity of Hawaii-Hilo
Vicky Ortiz-SantiagoUniversity of Hawaii-Hilo
Jessica Sahu TeliBemidji State University
Jasmine WashingtonFlorida State University
Cynthia WrightTexas A&M University
2010 Undergraduate Diversity Award Recipients
Charmaine ReynoldsOld Dominion UniversityProgram participants at the
2010 Salt Lake City, Utah meeting.
Luz Castro-MoralesCentral Florida University
Sheldon WatkinsVirginia State University
Sidney KouriVirginia State University
Eva ArndtOregon State University
2009 Undergraduate Diversity Award Recipients
Freddy HerreraEast Carolina UniversityProgram participants at the
2009 Madison, WI meeting.
Kellen GillespieChicago State University
Janelle WilliamsUniversity of Hawaii-Hilo
Jennifer MiddletonFisk University
Chelsea CervantesUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Jasmine PenalesOld Dominion University
Jenaidy BenitezUniversity of Turabo, Puerto Rico
Nakoa GooUniversity of Hawaii-Hilo

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