JSM Mentoring Session

ENVR JSM 2018 Mentoring Session 

The Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) Board is pleased to announce a graduate student mentoring opportunity. ENVR will host a roundtable Mentoring Session at JSM 2018. The mentoring session is designed to encourage diverse participation and engage students who may not normally have access to or interaction with more senior, advanced-career members of the ENVR community. ENVR Mentors have experience across academics, industry, and government.

The ENVR mentoring session will provide an opportunity for an informal "meet and greet" between ENVR mentors and mentees, as well as organized mentor/mentee activities. Activities include a small group face-to-face time, a discussion of career opportunities, as well as general advice about being a junior ENVR researcher.

The ENVR Mentors include Peter Craigmile, The Ohio State University; Elizabeth Mannshardt, Environmental Protection Agency and North Carolina State University; and Erin Schliep, University of Missouri.


Students can apply to participate in the ENVR JSM 2018 Mentoring Session by submitting a short statement (400 word limit) about their career interests, research areas, and goals for the mentoring session. Any graduate student in Fall 2018 (Masters or PhD) who is a member of ASA/ENVR attending JSM 2018 is eligible. A brief supporting letter from a faculty member should also be provided, which should also confirm the student’s enrollment status for Fall 2018. Materials can be submitted to the ENVR JSM 2018 Program Chair Elect, Alexandra M. Schmidt: alexandra.schmidt@mcgill.ca. Selected applicants will need to confirm their spot in the session and provide proof of JSM registration. ENVR will pay the roundtable fee on the students’ behalf.

Note: there is no additional funding provided for JSM travel or expenses. Roundtables are limited to 10 total participants including mentors and mentees. Due to limited space, consideration will be limited to the first 30 student applications. Applications will be accepted through June 15th, space permitting.