Student Representative Responsibilities

  1. Qualifications for nomination as Student Representative:
    1. Current ASB student member
    2. Attendance at a minimum of one previous ASB Annual Meeting with or without an accepted abstract
    3. Retain student status for entire duration of term
    4. Provide a brief background statement, within the word limit provided,  for publication on the ASB website
  1. Status:
    1. Serve as a voting participant at meetings of the Executive Board
    2. Serve as a member of the Education Committee, collaborating with the Education Chair. If the Student Representative submits a Grant-In-Aid application, then the Student Representative is not permitted to review the Grant-In-Aid applications for that year.
    3. Obtain approval for modifications to any existing activities as well as implementation of new activities from the Education Chair or the Executive Board
    4. Obtain approval for modifications to the Student Representative responsibilities from the Executive Board
  1. Objectives:
    1. Facilitate student involvement in the Society
    2. Inform the Executive Board about all pertinent information from students
    3. Encourage student interaction as well as establish contacts among students for jobs and educational opportunities
    4. Interact with other students and receive feedback about activities at the annual meeting
    5. Encourage student involvement at the annual meeting by promoting interaction and discussion among the students and, as applicable, students with mentors
    6. Increase student participation for awards
    7. Collaborate with both the Executive Board and the Education Committee to further the interests of the Society
  2. Duties:
    1. Communicate with the Education Chair and previous Student Representative to discuss operating procedures, transfer of materials, and objectives to attain
    2. Serve as a channel of communication with the Executive Board for the students
    3. Organize the student mentoring program for the annual meeting
    4. Collaborate with the Program and Meeting Chairs to schedule a student activity during the annual meeting
    5. Chair student activity at annual meeting
    6. Serve as a representative to the Diversity Committee and present their reports to the Executive Board
    7. Revise and update the Student Representative responsibilities
    8. Provide the Newsletter Editor with information to print in all newsletters
    9. Obtain student nominations for the Student Representative position
    10. Communicate with new Student Representative and Education Chair to ensure smooth transition of duties
  1. Meeting Attendance:
    1. Attend annual business meeting. (1) Ask the President to introduce the new Student  Representative to the Society during this meeting, if applicable. (2) Provide reports of the student activities held during this meeting to membership at the business meeting
    2. Attend Executive Board meetings. (1) Report student activities planned at the meeting prior to the annual meeting. (2) Report student activities held at the meeting after annual meeting. (3) Report on tasks completed since the previous annual meeting and on plans for the upcoming annual meeting at the mid-year meeting


Past ASB Student Representatives

  • 2014-2016   Amy Lenz, Michigan State University
  • 2012-2014   Jennifer Bagwell, University of Southern California
  • 2010-2012   Meghan Vidt, Virginia Tech – Wake Forest
  • 2008-2010   Becky Fellin, University of Delaware
  • 2006-2008   Katie Bieryla, Virginia Tech
  • 2004-2006   Melissa Scott-Pandorf, University of Houston
  • 2002-2004   Max J. Kurz, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2001-2002   Ugo H. Buzzi, University of Michigan
  • 2000-2001   Jeremy J. Houser, University of Houston
  • 1999-2000   Kathleen E. Costa, University of Southern California
  • 1998-1999   Eadric Bressel, University of Northern Colorado
  • 1997-1998   Todd Royer, Arizona State University
  • 1996-1997   Sheila Stevens
  • 1995-1996   Peter Vint, Arizona State University
  • 1994-1995   Michael Torry, Southern Illinois University
  • 1993-1994   Timothy Koh
  • 1992-1993   Rosemary Spears
  • 1991-1992   Norman Murphy