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SAS Student Members are
vital to the future of the society!



This blog post from NatureJobs describes all the reasons you should get more involved with SAS.  There are current openings on many committees at the national and local level. Contact Bonnie Saylor  or Ellen Miseo for information.


Coblentz and Fateley student Awards - Call for Nominations

Coblentz Society is seeking nominations of outstanding students pursuing studies in vibrational spectroscopy for the 2017 Coblentz Student Awards and for the Fateley award that includes an oral presentation at SciX 2017, a plaque, and a prize of $1000. Nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2017 to Prof. Christian Pellerin: c.pellerin@umontreal.ca. Requirements: complete CV, biographical statement, letter of nomination from the advisor (must be a Coblentz Society member), one additional letter of recommendation, and an abstract for SciX 2017. For all details: www.coblentz.org/awards/coblentz-student-awards


During SciX 2016 at O'DONOVAN'S PUB

Date: Monday September 19, 2016

TIME: 8:00pm-11:00pm

LOCATION: 700 North 1st Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Pittcon 2016 Student Mixer!

Monday March 7th 8:00pm-11:00pm

Join us for food, drinks, and games!

Sidebar Atlanta 79 Poplar Street Northwest


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Are you ready to enhance your CV while serving your professional organization and fellow SAS student members? 
SAS needs excited and motivated student members to run for the position of SAS Student Representative!


The term of your current student representative to the SAS Executive Committee and Board of Governors, Chad Atkins, is up at the end of this year. As such we are going to be conducting a student-only election for this representative who serves as a student voice in the Society.


The student elected will serve a two-year term and will be required to attend the Executive Committee and Governing Board meetings at both PITTCON and SciX in 2016 and 2017 (we will also be requesting your presence at the 2015 SciX meeting in Providence, RI for transition purposes). Travel expenses, except meeting registration, will be reimbursed at a set rate for the time that the elected student is required to be at the meeting for SAS purposes. Generally this will cover most travel costs, but not all depending on how you budget for the trip. The student representative is responsible for coordinating student-related activities at SciX and PITTCON and for generating new ideas related to student needs and issues.


In order to qualify for this position you must be a member in good standing of the Society and you must maintain that status throughout your term. You must be a student for at least one of the two years that you will serve in this position. You must be able to attend the above stated meetings. You must have an interest in Society activities.


We will be accepting your self-nominations for this position until June 15. Elections will be held shortly thereafter. To nominate yourself, please email the following information and question answers toexdir@s-a-s.org 






Years remaining as a student


Please answer the following questions:


1. What are the top issues facing students of spectroscopy and how can SAS help?


2.   How does being a student member of SAS help in your career preparation?


3.   What ideas do you have for recruiting and retaining student members?


If you have any questions please contact us at 301-694-8122. We look forward to hearing from you.



 Resources for students:

  • Online Employment BureauAn excellent place to for job searches and posting your resume.
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Student Awards: Recognizing the outstanding science and work of our SAS student members.
  • Student Travel Grants and Student Ambassador Program: These programs help support our SAS Student members by providing funding to travel to spectroscopy meetings.


SAS Student Chapters

SAS Student Section

SAS has a network of Student Chapters. If your university already has a chapter, we encourage you to become an active member. If your school does not yet have a chapter, we invite you to consider establishing one. SAS Student Chapters receive many benefits including: activity and travel grants, guest lecture resources, networking opportunities, and much more!



Last Modified: Feb 6, 2017