Help your students put down roots - provide them with membership in ASPB!
Have you thought about sponsoring your students' or postdocs' ASPB membership? If you submit their membership application with your membership fee (if you are not already renewed for 2015), you will get a $5 discount on the membership fee for each student you sponsor. All you have to do is fill out the forms and send them to us with payment. We have also created a certificate you can give your students to let them know you have given them the gift of ASPB membership. Please be aware that when ASPB processes the memberships, the students will receive an automated email with their invoice; you may want to let your students know about your gift to them and give them the certificate prior to sending us the forms.
Why provide ASPB membership to your student?
Students are the future of plant biology; if we get them involved now, they are more likely to stay involved throughout their career.
Membership offers many benefits to your students
- The online Career Center, which provides students with information about jobs in the field, the member-only ability to post their resume, and links to other career resources
- Online networking tools through the ASPB website
- Free online access to two world-class journals: The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology
- Reduced registration rates for the annual meeting, where students can gain experience by presenting their work, take workshops that will help them as they become professional scientists, and network with other students and scientists from around the world
- Access to travel grants to support attendance at the annual meeting
- The bimonthly newsletter, ASPB News, and monthly Member Chatter email, which keep members up-to-date on Society happenings
- Opportunities to volunteer in the Society
Membership is as important to students as it is to professional scientists. In the words of one of ASPB's student ambassadors http://my.aspb.org/ambassadors
ASPB gives a wonderful opportunity to better understand the different aspects of plant science and cutting-edge technologies through its publications–The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology. It also provides extraordinary support from the plant science community in the form of forums and blogs. [For] a PhD student, it is very important to become aware of the nature of current work in relation to plant science by sharing experiences and information and by networking. For all of these, ASPB is the most suitable platform. –Prateek Tripathi, South Dakota State University
Give Your Students Roots so they can grow to become an integral part of the plant biology community.