Connecting Communities and Ecosystems
in Restoration Practice
October 11th to 13th, 2018
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Student Opportunities

We encourage student attendance at the 2018 conference and offer the following resources to support student participation.


Poster presentations

Students are encouraged to show posters as part of an early evening “poster pub,” held Friday Oct 12th, which enables interaction between poster presenters and the other conference attendees. No talks will be held during the poster session.  To show a poster, submit an abstract by September 15th.


Student Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the top student poster and presenter, selected by judges for the oral presentations and by a people’s choice award for posters.


Conference Volunteering

Volunteering is an opportunity to interact with the conference organizers and attendees. Working as a volunteer is also one of two ways that students can qualify for a registration fee waiver grant. There are a number of positions available for student volunteers such as registering attendees, assisting session moderators, or setting up rooms. Contact Jenn Anziano if you are interested in volunteering.



The Chapter is offering a limited number of student grants to help defray the cost of attending the 2018 SER-NE regional conference. There are two categories of grants: registration fee waiver grants and travel grants.  Eligible students may apply for and receive both grants. To be eligible, an applicant must be: (1) a full-time undergraduate or graduate student; (2) a student member of SER (contact Denise Burchsted if membership poses a financial hardship); and (3) contributing to the conference by presenting a talk/poster or by volunteering.

Many colleges and universities also provide funding for their students to attend conferences, especially if presenting a talk or poster.  We encourage students to explore this additional avenue of support.

Check back soon for more information and to apply for one or both grants. The grant application will be posted by July 20, 2018.



If you have further questions on student involvement at the conference, please contact Denise Burchsted.