Graduate Student Poster Sponsor

Graduate Student Poster Sponsor

Brief History of GPS:

In an attempt to further advance the interaction between the livebearer hobbyists and academic researchers in the livebearer field, Rich Serva, in conjunction with Gil Rosenthal, spawned this concept of hosting a graduate level poster session at the 2010 ALA Convention.   Pat Hartman volunteered to assist Rich with this effort.  Patrick Miller joined the committee in 2016.  The name for this ALA Committee is the Graduated Student Poster Session (GPS) This activity is totally separate from the ALA Vern Parish Fund, although obviously some of the posters may overlap with the VPF research proposals.

A total of 24 Students have presented Posters over the past 10 ALA Conventions.

Funding the GPS:

The GPS Committee strives to have sufficient funds in the account from the previous year in order to offer students Travel Stipends up front, without relying on obtaining contributions before we can recruit potential presenters.

However, the funds are now low and we are actively soliciting contribution to support the GPS efforts for multiple presenters this year, next year, and the years to follow.  Please consider making your contribution today.

Take A student To Dinner

Sponsor a Student at the banquet.  The ALA pays for the banquet for each of the students that are presenting at the convention.  If you sponsor a student we will make every effort to have you sit with the student at the banquet.   Your sponsorship will help offset the cost and will ensure that we can keep providing this for the future. 

Hats

The GPS is selling a limited # of these embroidered hats.  To reserve your hat before the convention you can order it here for $35.  Any left will be sold at the convention for $25.

Towels

The GPS is selling a limited # of these embroidered fish room towels.  To reserve your towel before the convention you can order it here for $25.  Any left will be sold at the convention for $20.

$50.00