Support the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s GSO
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is composed of masters and PhD students across various disciplines, from stream ecology, to paleontology, to genetics of transposable elements, to name a few. While we are diverse in our fields of study, we are all united by a common interest in sharing our passion for science with non-academic and academic audiences. In order to carry out this objective, we must operate on a modest yearly budget. Your contributions would allow us to continue these activities and funds, serving to benefit the EEB graduate student body and communities in and around Lawrence. A list of some of these is included below:
- We are very proud of our efforts to communicate science with the public, which have been recognized by KU. These activities have impacted various groups, including local and regional high schools, Girl Scout troops, and the greater Lawrence community. For more information on our outreach efforts, please visit our outreach website https://outreachkueeb.wordpress.com/.
- As fledging professionals, networking and the dissemination of our findings to our community is vital for success. As such, conference travel is on every EEB graduate student’s annual calendar. In order to help defray some of the costs associated with travel and registration, which can often be prohibitive, the GSO manages a competitive fund that supports EEB graduate students. This year, three recipients will be awarded grants totaling up to 300 $.
- The GSO has the privilege to invite one well respected and emerging researcher to Lawrence to provide a public lecture on their cutting-edge research. Costs associated with travel and lodging for this person often amount to roughly 1000 $.
If you’d like to learn more about us, we’d encourage you to check us out on our website (https://eeb.ku.edu/gso), or on Twitter (@KU_EEB_GSO).