The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Multicultural Mentoring Program 
(SWaMMP) announces the availability of undergraduate student awards for 
travel to attend the SWS annual meeting in San Juan, PR from June 5-8, 
2017. In order to meet our goal of increasing diversity in wetland 
science fields, the Society brings the students to our national meeting 
and matches them with mentors for the duration of the meeting. 

Undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are 
encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity. We will cover all 
travel expenses associated with the meeting. Participants must be 
citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. 
Spring 2017 graduates are eligible. Participants are selected based on 
academic promise, interest in exploring a career in the natural 
sciences, potential for serving as a mentor, and demonstrated commitment 
to increasing opportunities for underrepresented students.

Additional information is available from Dr. Vanessa Lougheed, 
University of Texas at El Paso ( and on the program’s 
web page (
mentoring-program-swammp.html). Application deadline is November 4, 

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