SRC Workshop
Sunday, June 4 from 11:30am-4:00pm

The Student Resource Committee is joining forces with the City of Raleigh and Stormwater Volunteers to do a stream clean-up. The workshop will be held on Sunday, June 4 and is FREE to participate in (food and drinks not included). The schedule is for the workshop is below. Please sign up for the workshop when you register for the SFS 2017 conference and contact Lauren Koenig (, Kait Farrell ( or Andrea Fitzgibbon ( with any questions!

11:30 am: Official start of the event. Meet next to registration desk, Raleigh Convention Center. We will walk to Rocky Branch - site of stream cleanup.
12:00 pm: Begin cleanup
2:00 pm: End cleanup. Walk to brewery.
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Crank Arm brewery

Undergraduate Awards
Undergraduates play an important role in the SFS-SRC, and we are excited to offer up to 6, $600 travel awards to help fund undergraduate attendance at the SFS meeting in Raleigh. We hope faculty and graduate students will encourage their mentees to apply for these awards, and that undergraduate attendees take advantage of all the SRC has to offer them at Raleigh and beyond! Applications are due January 31st! For eligibility and to apply, please visit: Please contact Sophia Bonjour ( with any questions.

Silent Book Auction
We are now accepting book donations for the Silent Book Auction. Consider donating a newly published book written by your favorite scientist, a regional aquatic book, or a classic freshwater science text. For contributions, please contact us via email or bring the book by the Silent Book Auction table the first day of the conference. Information and donation contact Martha Dee ( And don't forget to bid on books during the conference to support the endowment awards!

Live Auction
Monday, June 5th from 7:30-10:30pm

Don't miss out on participating in the Live Auction this year! We are looking for unique and creative donations from SFS members. Donations can be anything from artwork to pottery to beer-themed bird feeders (see Fall 2013 newsletter). All of the funds raised from the live auction go to the SFS endowment awards, which supports SFS student research and travel awards. We look forward to being entertained by our auctioneer Nick Aumen as well as a few karaoke stars! Please contact the live auction coordinator for more information, Brittany Hanrahan (

Student-mentor mixer
Monday, June 5th from 5:15pm-7:00pm

The student-mentor mixer is designed to facilitate interactions between students and experienced professionals. Mentors may include aquatic science professors, research associates, post-doctoral researchers, government employees, and private consultants. This mixer provides students a great opportunity to network and engage in lively conversation with mentors and peers in a relaxed environment. Each student (over age 21 of course) gets a free drink ticket! Please check the box and fill out the associated info for this event during registration, so that we can match students with mentors based on shared interests. Contact Andrew Sanders ( with any questions.

Raleigh merchandise! This year we will be selling SFS 2017 stickers ($4), Klean Kanteen Steel Cups ($12), Koozies ($5.50), logo t-shirts ($16) and long sleeve shirts ($22). Pre-order your merchandise during registration and pick up your item(s) onsite at the SRC merchandise table for best availability. Items will also be available to purchase during the meeting. Don't miss out! Support SFS students by purchasing your conference gear from the SRC!