The ROOT & SHOOT RCN has funds to support two student/early career scientists to attend the 2024 AISES National Conference Oct. 3-5, 2024 in San Antonio, TX.

We ask that these volunteers spend time staffing the ROOT & SHOOT booth, answering questions about the RCN, the affiliated professional societies, and sharing opportunities to get involved. You can learn more about ROOT & SHOOT’s previous exhibit booth on our blog.

The exhibit hall will be open on Friday, October 4. Volunteers should plan to spend 1-2 hours at the booth during set-up on Thursday and staff at the booth from open to close on Friday (approximately 9am-4pm).

ROOT & SHOOT will cover travel, lodging, meals, and other allowable expenses affiliated with attending the conference, as well as provide a stipend for the volunteer’s time. Two things to note:

  • ROOT & SHOOT will cover two nights of hotel (Thursday – Saturday). Additional hotel nights will be at the participant’s expense.
  • We will also cover an exhibitor registration, which is limited to the exhibition hall. You’re welcome to attend the full conference, however if you’d like to upgrade from an exhibitor registration to a full registration, we will only cover up to the value of the exhibitor pass.

All funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis. If booking a flight, we require that all volunteers use Direct Travel (instructions will be sent upon notification). Volunteers must also stay within the conference room block.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is Friday, August 9, 2024. We will inform participants if they are selected the week of August 12. Please use this link to apply: 

If you have any questions, please contact Marcia Puig-Lluch, Program Facilitator, at

We will have a similar opportunity available for the MANRRS39 Annual Training Conference and Career Expo April 2-6, 2024 in Memphis, TN. Applications for this conference will open early next year.


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