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Early Career Members

Are you a motivated Early Career Member?

The Early Career Members Committee (ECMC) serves members beginning their careers - new professionals and graduate students in agronomy, crop, soil, and environmental sciences. The ECMC consists of members from each of the three societies who serve three-year terms.

ECMC Official Policy

The Early Career Member Committee (ECMC) serves many functions:

1.) A voice for Early Career Member's (ECM's) within the ACS societies and on federal policy topics.

2.) Develop programming for ECM's at the ACS annual meetings.

3.) Serve as the selection committee for the Early Career Professional Awards.

4.) Prepare an article for the CSA News on a monthly basis on topics relevant to ECM's.

5.) Obtain input and develop recommendations on ways to better serve Early Career Members 
      beyond the activities at the annual meetings.
 

Early Career Programs at the Annual Meetings in Tampa, FL

Early Career Survial Session

 

Read about benefits of attending the annual meetings the planned ECM activities in this article.

 

Early Career Discount

At this year's 2017 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Early Career Members (7 years since terminal degree) qualify for a discounted registration rate. This is just one of the many benefits of membership in the Societies.

 

 

Links of interest:

Membership benefits
ACS committee opportunities
➝ Career opportunities
➝ Board of Directors meeting minutes: ASA, CSSA, SSSA

Science Policy Congressional Fellowship Program
U.S. National Committee for Soil Science
➝ Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program - link

 



 


Early Career Award Winners

2016 ASA Early Career Professional Award - Patricio Grassini, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2016 CSSA Young Crop Scientist Award - James Brosnan, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2016 SSSA Early Career Professional Award - Michael Castellano, Iowa State University

2015 ASA Early Career Professional Award - Jason de Koff, Tennessee State University
2015 CSSA Young Crop Scientist Award - Robert Stupar, University of Minnesota
2015 SSSA Early Career Professional Award - Mark Reiter, Virginia Tech

2014 ASA Early Career Professional Award - D. Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State University
2014 CSSA Young Crop Scientist Award - Seth Murray, Texas A&M University
2014 SSSA Early Career Professional Award - Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Kansas State University

2013 ASA Early Career Professional Award - Maria Guadalupe Salas-Fernandez, Iowa State University
2013 CSSA Young Crop Scientist Award - Rajeev Varshney, ICRISAT
2013 SSSA Early Career Professional Award - Joshua Heitman, North Carolina State University

2012 ASA Early Career Professional Award - Robert Stupar, University of Minnesota
2012 CSSA Young Crop Scientist Award - Twain Butler, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
2012 SSSA Early Career Professional Award - Jason Warren, Oklahoma State University

Early Career Professional Award Winners (award started in 2006)
before 2012, there was one award for all three Societies, starting in 2012, the Societies decided to recognize one idividual from each Society.

2011 - Chad Godsey, Oklahoma State University (profile)
2010 - Jianming Yu, Kansas State University (profile)
2009 - Todd Campbell, USDA-ARS Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center
2008 - Palle Pedersen, Iowa State University
2007 - Jeff Edwards, Oklahoma State University
2006 - Joel Pedersen, University of Wisconsin-Madison