Student Awards

Dr. Pat McClellan-Green Student Travel Award

Four $600 Travel Awards will be granted for the 2020 SETAC NA Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. All application materials due to swarthoutrf@appstate.edu by September 21st. Awardees will be notified October 1st. 

The Dr. Pat McClellan-Green Student Travel Award is in honor of one of CSETAC's most influential members. She served as vice president and president of the Carolinas Regional Chapter of SETAC, and she served many years on the chapter's Board of Directors. She was a faculty member of the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, North Carolina State University and worked at NC State's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City, NC. Pat had a contagious enthusiasm for environmental science and education, coordinated the CMAST Undergraduate Summer Fellows Program, and frequently mentored undergraduate and graduate students from NC State, Duke University and many other colleges and universities Through her research and teaching Pat provided leadership and inspired both students and colleagues alike.  Following her untimely demise in May of 2014, the Dr. Pat McClellan-Green Student Travel Award was instituted in recognition of Pat's contributions to our regional society and as a tribute to her caring and supportive mentoring of student researchers. Each Year 2-4 monetary awards will be given to eligible student members to fund travel to the annual SETAC North America Meeting.

Eligible applicants must:

1)  currently be a CSETAC student membership in good standing.

2)  have an accepted abstract (poster or platform) to the SETAC NN annual meeting 3)  not be a past recipient of a Pat McClellan-Green Student Travel Award                    within your current degree (students are eligible for the awards once as a              Master’s and PhD student).

4)  not be a current recipient of a SETAC NA Student Travel Award for annual meeting.

Applications include the following: 

1)  an accepted abstract notification for the Sacramento meeting.

2)  a letter of support from your advising professor / supervisor.

3)  a current CV.

4)  a statement of whether you received a student presentation awards at the            most recent CSETAC annual meeting.

5)  one paragraph about how you would use the financial support and the                  importance of the SETAC conference to professional development and career          goals, participation in student focused workshops, student-mentor, and                  professional development workshops and/or events. 

All application documents are emailed to a CSETAC representative. Generally, application deadlines are mid-September, while awardee notification occurs early October.  

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