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Student Registration Fee Waivers

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Registration awards are available to cover the $30 student registration fee for graduate and undergraduate students attending the 2021 SFS Virtual Annual Meeting. This award is not merit based, meaning that selection of applicants is not based on student achievement. We hope to be able to use this award opportunity to increase the diversity of our student community. Demographic information will be used to assist us in that process, but providing this information is optional, and individual responses will be kept strictly confidential.

SFS Council of Underrepresented Voices: Call for Nominations

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Nominations are now being accepted by SFS’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for members of the newly formed SFS Council of Underrepresented Voices (CUV). The CUV will enhance the efforts of the JEDI Task Force by establishing a dedicated forum for representative members of underrepresented groups to convene and provide perspective and guidance on SFS goals, operations, and initiatives. The CUV will provide a safe space where all ideas and opinions are welcomed and cherished, and will play a key role in SFS’ path to become a truly diverse and inclusive Society.

Give the Gift of SFS Student Membership

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Want to help your students during this difficult year? How about giving them the gift of SFS?

It's been a tough year for all of us, including student researchers everywhere. Students are important stakeholders in SFS, and their hard work has made our Society what it is today and will help shape its future. This year, while renewing your membership, consider also giving your student the gift of an SFS student membership.

Check out the first Making Waves in Spanish!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Español: En este episodio tendremos la oportunidad de escuchar parte de las transformaciones que la Sociedad busca, donde la inclusión y diversidad también dan espacio para comunicarnos en español. El episodio 48 de Making Waves se presenta en español, así como en inglés. Este es un proyecto que nace desde las iniciativas en español, uno de los proyectos de la Fuerza de Tareas JEDI.

2021 Annual Meeting - LRPC Funds Available

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

To support the first goal of the 2020-2025 strategic plan during the challenges of COVID-19, the Board of Directors has approved allocating a portion of strategic funds to group activities around the 2021 Virtual Meeting. This year, funds will be available for any chapter or group who aims to reach members within a geographic area through an in-person gathering or other innovative activity so long as it is inclusive to any SFS member and follows the local guidance for gathering during the pandemic.

Diatom Taxonomic Certification Committee expands the Diatom Web Academy series

Monday, May 4, 2020

Diatom Taxonomic Certification Committee expands the Diatom Web Academy series
Sarah Spaulding, Sylvia Lee, Meredith Tyree

The Diatom Taxonomic Certification Committee (TCC) has been meeting over the past year and a half, developing the Level 1 Diatom Taxonomic Certification exam. The exam is in place and the Diatom TCC is continuing to contribute to goals in the SFS strategic plan to diversify membership, support professional development of members, and increase the number of certified taxonomists.


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