Student Activities

Especially for Students @ ASIS&T 2014

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:  Sanda Erdelez and Paul Marty

Each member of the winning design team will receive complimentary registration to the 2015 ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Click here for details!

Student Award-Winning Paper Presentations (Tuesday, 2:00pm)

Organizer:  Barbara Wildemuth

The award winners of the two doctoral student awards will present their research publicly at the Student Award-Winning Papers session (Tuesday, 2:00pm).


Thomson Reuters Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship:
Tiffany Chao, Methods Metadata: Curating Scientific Research Data for Reuse

ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award:  
Amelia Acker, Born Networked Records: A History of the Short Message Service Format, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014 

ASIS&T Doctoral Seminar on Research and Career Development (Tuesday, 4:00pm)

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. 

Ask Dr. Laura

As a part of ASIS&Tís increased efforts to reach and provide services to the membership through social media, we are proud to introduce a new service for doctoral student members that compliments the doctoral seminar and doctoral student-focused panels at the Annual Meeting. This new serviceóAsk Dr. Lauraóis a place where doctoral students can go to get answers to questions about a variety of issues related to surviving the doctoral program and preparing for a faculty or research position after graduation. We encourage doctoral students to send in your questions! The website is located at: Enjoy!