Calling all AOS students — We want to recruit you as a member of the Student Affairs Committee!

This is a cheerful call for students interested in getting more involved in the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) within the AOS.

The SAC is a committee started by and run by student members of the AOS. We organize a multitude of popular events for the ornithological conferences each year, including the Silent Auction, student-led workshops and discussion panels, student-professional mixers, student-mentor lunches, and the popular Quiz Bowl. We create and lead these events to encourage mentorship opportunities, provide avenues for students to build their professional network, and improve the conference experience for members of all professional stages.

We can always use more membership and participation in the Student Affairs Committee and would love to get you involved. This can include remote tasks leading up to the conference as well as on-the-ground help during the conference itself. It’s a great way to get more involved in the ornithological community and contribute to ornithology in ways that go beyond your research!

Please send all inquiries to the Student Affairs Committee chair, Amelia J. Demery, at if you would like to learn more about what the Committee does and how you can participate. In the e-mail, please outline your interests in member participation and whether you plan to attend the 2019 AOS meeting in Anchorage, Alaska.