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Student Activities 

Especially for Students @ ASIS&T 2011

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

1) Student Design Competition

Organizer:  Stephanie Haas

Attention all students!  The Student Design Competition Kick-Off is scheduled for Sunday evening, 8pm. To participate in the competition, you must attend this meeting!

Again this year, 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 ASIS&T 2011 will be invited to participate in an onsite design competition.  

Cross-institution design teams will be formed at the beginning of the meeting (Sunday 8pm).  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 a special session on Tuesday at 10:30am.  Judging will be by industry and academic experts.  The winning team members will receive complimentary registration to the ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting!

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

2) Student Award-Winning Papers

Organizer:  Barbara Wildemuth

The award winners of the two doctoral student awards and the Pratt-Severn Research Paper Award will present their research publicly at the Student Award-Winning Papers session on Tuesday from 1:30-3:30pm.


Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award:  Brooks J. Breece, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Local Government Use of Web GIS in North Carolina

Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship: Amber Cushing, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Possession and Self-extension in Digital Environments: Implications for Maintaining Personal Information

ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation:  Shelagh k. Genuis, University of Alberta, Making Sense of Evolving Health Information: Navigating Uncertainty in Everyday Life

3) ASIS&T Doctoral Seminar on Research and Career Development

Organizer:  Barbara Wildemuth

This session is by invitation only; the top candidates from the pool of applicants for the ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award and the Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship will be invited to attend.

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 ASIS&T 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.