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Early Career Committee

Who are we?

The Early Career Committee (ECC) represents and supports early career scientists within the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS), defined as SFS members within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree. An ad hoc committee was formed in 2016 and conducted a survey to assess the perceptions and needs of early career members within SFS. A PDF link to the SFS-ECC report can be found here.

Membership in ECC is open to all early career SFS members, regardless of employment in academia, government, non-profit, or private sectors. This is a newly formed committee and input from people with a variety of backgrounds is desirable for ensuring that the committee best represents and supports SFS early career members.

What do we do?

2019 Annual SFS Meeting - ECC Mixer - Wed., May 21 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • The ECC mixer this year will be hosted at the Green Pig Pub at 31 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT.

2019 Annual SFS Meeting - ECC Lunch Workshop - Mon., May 23 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Advancing Freshwater Science: A Discussion with the National Science Foundation," NSF panelists will continue with a Q&A-style discussion workshop focused on tips and advice for early career scientists wanting to learn how to apply for NSF funding and interact with program officers. Lunch is included.

How to join?

If you are an early career member of SFS and want to become for involved with this committee, or if you want to be kept updated with ECC activities and opportunities, email our current chair, Zacchaeus Compson (zacchaeus.greg.compson@gmail.com).

If you’re on social media, follow our hashtag! #SFS_EC

Early Career Ad Hoc Committee

  • Zacchaeus Compson (Chair)
  • Natalie Griffiths
  • Erin Hotchkiss
  • Meryl Mims
  • PJ Torres
  • Ashley Helton
  • Michael Hassett
  • Marc Peipoch
  • Pablo E. Gutiérrez Fonseca
  • Allison Veach
  • Erin Larson

Resources

Books

General career advice:

Targeted advice (writing papers and proposals):

For advisors (and useful for students):

For students/postdocs:

Science communication:

Blogs & Listservs

Online Resources

EC Outside of Academia