Students invited to hone job skills, meet others


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Posted: 1/13/2014


Graduate students across the Southeast studying natural resources sciences can share research and meet potential employers at an upcoming workshop.

The fourth annual Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium is set for March 5-7 at the Mississippi State University College of Forest Resources.

"We believe this symposium will fill an existing void for student connectivity and professional development in the Southeast, while providing an opportunity for students to hone their oral and poster presentation skills," said Ian Munn, associate dean of the MSU College of Forest Resources.

The symposium is open to any student conducting research in natural resources sciences. Interested individuals must register and submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations by Jan. 31. Cost is $50 for non-MSU students and $30 for MSU students. Travel grants are available.

Organizers welcome presentations from students studying wildlife ecology and management, forest products science and development, fisheries ecology and management, forest ecology and management, human dimensions of natural resources, environmental science and other natural resources sciences.

Workshop topics include implications of the Farm Bill for natural resource management; remote drug delivery for wildlife captures; and using technology to communicate science. Speakers include Wes Burger and Scott Rush of MSU, Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife Resources Inc., and Ben West of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Students also can participate in a round table discussion about advancing diversity in the natural resources sciences.

For more information, contact Eric Michel at

Deans Office