We are proud to announce that SCCM-2015 will feature an Early Career and Student Symposium, to be held on Sunday, 14th June, just before the start of the main meeting. The symposium will feature a full-day scientific program, including talks and posters from graduate students, post-docs and early career researchers. There will also be a networking lunch, which will be attended by invited researchers from the national labs and academia (lunch provided), as well as an informal evening social outing to allow the younger members of SCCM to meet each other in a casual setting (attendees will be responsible for their own costs for this event). Applications for the student and early career symposium will continue to be accepted through Thursday, February 12th
A limited number of Travel Awards are available to cover the cost of conference registration and partial travel costs. Up to $750 will be awarded per person, as funding permits. To apply, participants should fill out an application and request a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. Both may be sent to Dylan Spaulding (dylanspaulding AT fas.harvard.edu) with the subject line “SCCM Travel + Your Name”. Applications for travel support will be accepted through Thursday, February 12th.
The SCCM Early Career Award will be given to recognize outstanding work by either a current graduate student or researcher within two years of completing their PhD. Nominations for the award are invited from the entire community and should include at least two letters of support and an example of recent work (publication, recent conference proceedings, poster or abstract). The recipient will be recognized at the conference and will give an oral presentation on their work. Nominations should be sent to David Moore (moored AT lanl.gov) with the subject line “SCCM Early Career Award Nomination”. The deadline for the SCCM early Career Award Nominations has been extended to Thursday, February 12th
Participants in the Early Career Symposium who are willing to share rooms may request up to two nights of accommodation in the conference hotel free of charge. A number of double-accommodation rooms are available to help offset travel costs, and will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to those who request it as availability permits. If you would like to be considered, please indicate this in your symposium application.