ABRC 2014 Schedule

Dear ABRC presenters,

Please find attached the final agenda for this year’s ABRC in San Antonio, TX.  I accommodated every special request to fit your presentations with your travel schedules.  If you need to change or cancel your presentation for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible.

Registration for the meeting will take place on Friday, 10 January, from 8:00am to 9:00am in the La Joya Ballroom.  Since this is a small meeting, we will NOT have printed receipts for your payment.  But I will make sure to have hand written receipts at hand, and we can also send you a copy of a receipt via email after the conference is over.  Our treasurer will not be able to attend the meeting, so we will be short handed as far as the bookkeeping logistics goes, so please bare that in mind, and we thank you for your understanding.  We will also have new/renewal membership forms for you to pay the $15 fee as well if you want.

At the registration table we will also have a Mac laptop and a PC laptop so that you can upload your talks, so please bring your flash drive with the talk, or email it to me by Thursday, 9 January at 5pm.

I need VOLUNTEERS to moderate the sessions, which are separated by breaks, so please let me know if you would like to moderate a session. You simply need to keep track of time, help upload the talks,  and introduce the speakers.

I am very excited to be seeing you all in San Antonio this weekend.  Please let me know if you need anything else.  My cell phone number is 919-599-8424 in case you need to reach me.

Safe travels and see you soon!
Sincerely,
Juliana Rangel
Vice President
AAPA

Dr. Juliana Rangel
Assistant Professor of Apiculture
Department of Entomology
Texas A&M University
315 Minnie Belle Heep, 2475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475
Tel. 979.845.1074; Fax 979.845.6305
jrangel@tamu.edu
http://honeybeelab.tamu.edu

Schedule was updated 1/8/2014 and uploaded by Zach

AAPA Scholarship

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF AAPA STUDENT AWARDS

 The American Association of Professional Apiculturists announces the following awards for the year 2014.

 AAPA STUDENT RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

               This scholarship is given to recognize and promote outstanding research by students in the field of apiculture. The scholarship will consist of a $1000 stipend for research.

                Undergraduates or graduate students working in North America with Apis are eligible. Nominees must be students of active AAPA members to be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship will be ineligible for future AAPA Student Research Scholarships.

                Proposals  Each research scholarship proposal must include a curriculum vitae of the nominee, one letter of recommendation, and a summary of the research problem not to exceed three pages double-spaced. The summary must include objectives, significance and methods. Nominees may also include up to three publication reprints, submitted manuscripts or abstracts of theses or dissertations. The submissions should be electronically sent in PDF files.

                Submitting Proposals:  Please send your proposal electronically as PDF to:

                              Ann W. Harman

                              1214 North Poes Road

                              Flint Hill, VA 22627

                              540-364-4660

                                             e-mail: ahworkerb@aol.com

                Submission Deadline:  Deadline November 1, 2013

STUDENT PAPER AWARD

               This award is offered for the best student paper presented at the American Bee Research Conference (ABRC). The recipient will receive $100 and a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

                Both graduate students and undergraduates are eligible for this award. The paper must involve the genus Apis. Students do not have to be members of AAPA, nor do their advisors need to be members.

                The presenter should specify that he/she is a student participating in the competition when the title is submitted. Only one paper may be designated as participating in the competition.

                Papers will be evaluated by a 3-judge panel for:

  • ·        presentation (not including responses to questions)  (70 points)
  • ·        quality of research (30 points)

Comments from the judges will be returned to competitors to help strengthen their presentation skills.

 Details of evaluation criteria may be obtained from Ann Harman at the above address.