Student Activities

Especially for Students @ ASIS&T 2013

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.

Student Design Competition

Organizers:  Candy Schwartz, Michelle Kazmer and Rong Tang

Each member of the winning design team will receive complimentary registration to the 2014 ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Click here for details!

Student Award-Winning Papers (Tuesday, 1:30pm)

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 (Tuesday, 1:30pm).

Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award: 
Hilary Zelko
, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Reasoning About Relevance
Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship:  
Kaitlin Costello
, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , Investigating Information Seeking and Disclosure in Online Support Groups for Chronic Kidney Disease 

ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award:  
Sebastian Boell, School of Information Systems, Technology, and Management, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Theorizing Information and Information Systems

ASIS&T Doctoral Seminar on Research and Career Development (Tuesday, 3:30pm)

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.

Click here for Agenda and More Information

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.