Limited funds will be available to help students and young scientists in attending the 2006 Meeting by contributing toward travel and related expenses. Preference will be given to those presenting a paper. Interested parties should submit the application form before March 1, 2006. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed only if funds remain after the initial review. Due to the higher than usual cost of travel to this year's meeting in Hawaii, applicants who received travel grants in 2005 may also apply.
Students and Postdoctoral Housing
Student Housing: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel (Manor Wing) - $100 single or double, per night plus 11.41% tax per room
Postdoctoral Housing: Sheraton Princess Kaiulani - $130 single or double, triple $180, per night plus 11.41% tax per room
Since 1995 the ACA has sponsored a Mentor/Mentee Dinner to provide a relaxed atmosphere for young scientists to network and seek mentors within the crystallographic community.
On Monday July 24, young scientists will have the opportunity to discuss their science and career aspirations with the mentors present. While there is no obligation to maintain contacts made during this event, we hope that both Mentors and Mentees will find it a rewarding experience.
Mentees are usually considered students, post-docs, and early career teachers/scientists (i.e. non-tenured assistant professors) while Mentors are typically more experienced researchers, although assistant professors wishing to mentor are more than welcome to do so. Since the success of this event depends strongly on Mentees being able to interact individually with Mentors, this year we are hoping to have a equal number of Mentors and Mentees. Therefore, if you feel able to offer your time as a Mentor, it would be greatly appreciated by the Young Scientists.
The location of the dinner will be at an area restaurant within walking distance of the meeting site. Participation in the event is $20 per ticket for Mentees and $30 for Mentors. Tickets must be purchased by June 1.
The Young Scientist Mixer is one of the meeting's most popular events. The mixer provides a great opportunity for young scientists (students, postdocs, and early career scientists/teachers) to network and socialize. The 2006 Mixer is scheduled for Sunday, July 23 on the Diamond Head Lawn, beginning at 8:30pm. The mixer is enthusiastically supported largely by Nextal Biotechnologies, a Qiagen company. There will be no charge for registered students or postdocs but you must indicate on your registration form if you wish to attend. Tickets will be available for $12 for all others and guests.