Calling all students! The Student Committee is soliciting self-nominations from the membership to join the Student Committee for the 2019 and 2020 meetings.


To self-nominate, please complete the Self-nomination survey by September 30, 2018.


Appointees will be notified by October 19, 2018.



The Student Committee (SC) supports conference success. We work together to execute events, both in the planning stages of development as well as during the conference itself, working closely with the Secretariat and Executive Committee. We also facilitate communication between WSN student members, WSN non-student members, and the Executive Committee.


We organize the:

  • Student Workshop
  • Student Symposium
  • Merchandise (to raise money for student travel awards)
  • Gala
  • Auction
  • Social media


We currently consist of six committee members:

  • Representative of different institutions and educational levels (i.e. PhD, MS, and BS)
  • 5 grad students: two-year positions
    • Preferably at least 1 student from the same institution as the Secretariat
  • 1 undergraduate liason: one-year position preferably from hosting institution
  • 3 new members each year
    • Formatted this way to ensure that institutional knowledge is passed on through the student committee



  • Must be an enrolled student (full-time or part-time) for the full 2 years of service
  • Have previously attended one WSN conference
  • Able to work remotely & stay connected with committee (via email and video calls)
  • Passionate for the conference & want to help it succeed


Why join us?

  • Great professional service
  • Network with colleagues from different institutions
  • Gain experience in long-term project management
  • Complimentary registration & lodging



  • Will attend monthly meetings (video calls in Google Hangouts)
  • Will attend entire conference (Th – Sun) and be available to assist with Student Committee events


Selection Process

  • Survey responses will be reviewed by current members of the Student Committee. New representatives will then be nominated by the Student Committee and ratified by the WSN general membership at the 2018 business meeting.