Student Activities

Especially for Students @ASIST 2010

Student Activities Chair: Barbara Wildemuth

In addition to the technical, professional and social events at the Annual Meeting, students are especially invited to participate in one or more of these: 

1) Student Design Competition - New in 2010!

Attention all students!  The Student Design Competition Kick-off is scheduled for Sunday evening, 5-7pm, in Kings Garden South.  To participate in the competition, you must attend this meeting!

This year, for the first time, a Student Design Competition will be held during the course of the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Teams of students (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) in any discipline attending ASIST 2010 will be invited to participate in an onsite design competition.  

We will form cross-institution design teams at  the beginning of the meeting (Sunday afternoon or evening).  Team members will work together for the next few days to come up with a solution to the assigned design problem.  Their work will be presented at this special session and via posters.  Judging will be by industry and academic experts.  The winning team members will receive complimentary registrations to the 2011 Annual Meeting!

Winners will be announced at the Tuesday, 10:30am session.

2) ASIST Doctoral Session on Research and Career Development

The award winners of the two doctoral student awards will present their research publicly at the Student Award-Winning Papers session on Tuesday from 2:00-3:30pm.

Congratulations to the Winners:
ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation  Alberto Pepe
Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship Jaime Snyder
SIG III International Paper Contest Winner Dr. Angelina Totolo

          Doctoral Students who submit to: 
                    ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation 
                    Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation

The purpose of this session is to provide a forum in which doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates can discuss their research and career plans with more senior scholars. During the seminar, the junior scholars will become acquainted with more senior scholars working in related areas and will have the opportunity to interact with their peers.

Brief description: 
Doctoral students conducting their dissertation research will be invited to attend the session. An established researcher will be assigned as a mentor for each student. At the session, the students will have the opportunity for in-depth discussion of their current research and future career and research plans with their mentors and the other participants. 

Selection of student participants: 
Students submitting proposals for the Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship and dissertations for the ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award will be considered. The juries for those awards will be asked to rank the submissions so that those submitting the highest quality research papers will be selected for this workshop. The  organizers will work with the jury rankings to select the student participants. Up to ten participants will be invited to attend the seminar.

Selection of mentors: 
Mentors will be selected from the ASIST membership. Each mentor will be an established researcher in the field in which the assigned student is working. The assigned mentor will not be a current member of the student's dissertation committee.