SWS encourages students to become active in the field of wetland science by actively recruiting undergraduates from under represented populations through the NSF-sponsored Undergraduate Mentoring Program, and by providing many benefits and resources for student members. In addition to a significantly reduced membership rate of $25, SWS provides students the following resources:
- Opportunities to share your research in our Student Thesis section
- Student Research Grants
- Wetland Ambassadors Graduate Research Fellowship
- Networking with other wetland professionals at the SWS annual meeting or via the membership discussion forum
SWS Student Associations
SWS Student Associations give students the opportunity to connect with other wetland enthusiasts at their school by organizing local events, networking and furthering the mission of promoting the understanding, conservation, management and sustainable use of wetlands. All associations are guided by a faculty advisor who is a member of SWS. Take a look at what SWS Student Associations have been up to this year.
Here is a list of current SWS Student Associations (below). Please click the links if there is one, or check in with your University, for contact info and to get involved.
- Bangor University WetSoc
- Duke University Student Association Wetland Scientists (SAWS)
- Louisiana State University
- Michigan Technological University
- Mid-Atlantic Chapter Student Group
- Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
- Southern California Student Association
- University of Alabama
- University of Florida
- University of Michigan
- University of Rhode Island
SWS Student Theses
SWS student members are invited to post their Ph.D., master's and bachelor's/senior wetland theses to share their research with the public and wetland community.