News and Announcements

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8 February 2016The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 37, Number 1, February 2016) is now available online.
31 July 2015The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 36, Number 2, July 2015) is now available online.
10 February 2015The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 36, Number 1, February 2015) is now online.
9 September 2014The minutes of the 2014 Annual Business Meeting (.doc) are now online.
4 August 2014The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 35, Number 2, August 2014) is now online
16 July 2014A number of documents have been added to the website. There is a roadmap to those documents here. Two funding requests have been made of the EdSec, one for the Undergraduate Travel Award and one for the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. Lastly, there are some proposed changes to the bylaws of the EdSec. Those proposed changes can be found here.
24 March 2014The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 35, Number 1, March 2014) is now online
10 March 2014The announcement for the 2014 Young Professional Travel Award.
21 February 2014Information about the 2014 Best Student Presentation/Poster can be found on the Best Student Presentation page
12 November 2013The minutes of the 2013 Annual Business Meeting are now online
21 March 2013The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 34, Number 2, July 2013) is now online
21 March 2013Information about the finalists for the 2013 Best Student Presentation/Poster can be found on the Best Student Presentation page
18 March 2013Information about the 2013 Young Professional Travel Award can be found here.
19 February 2013The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 34, Number 1, February 2013) is now online
6 July 2012The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 33, Number 2, July 2012) is now online
30 March 2012Information about the 2012 Young Professional Travel Award can be found here.
7 February 2012The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 33, Number 1, January 2012) is now online
18 August 2011The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 32, Number 2, August 2011) is now online
24 January 2011The application for the Young Professional Travel Award can be found here.
24 January 2011The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 32, Number 1, January 2011) is now online
29 September 2010The Minutes of the 2010 Education Section business meeting have now been posted.
21 January 2010The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 31, Number 2, August 2010) is now online
24 August 2009The 2009 Annual Business Meeting will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, August 30th at 5 PM in the Belmont Three Room, Renaissance Hotel
24 August 2009View the Minutes of the 2008 Annual Business Meeting
1 July 2009The latest edition of the AFS Education Section Newsletter (Volume 30, Number 1, July 2009) is now online
29 September 2008Survey Results: Assessing AFS Student Needs and Desires
31 March 2008The Incredible Skinner Challenge: An Investment in our Future

The American Fisheries Society and fisheries students seek your help in bolstering our AFS John E. Skinner Memorial Fund. The Skinner Award provides travel support for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the annual AFS parent society meeting. The Fund and Award are administered by the Education Section, but it is an AFS society award. In recent years, we have been granting awards to 8-10 outstanding students (up to $800), depending on the yield from the endowment fund. The Skinner is among the most prestigious, popular, and competitive student awards.The Education Section recently passed a motion to augment the Skinner Endowment by $25,000 with Section Funds. We further voted to initiate a matching cost-challenge to all other AFS units to further enhance the fund.*The Education Section will match all contributions to the Skinner Fund up to a total of $25,000!Click for more information
26 July 2008View the Minutes of the 2007 Annual Business Meeting
20 November 2007View the revision of the process for judging student presentations at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Sutton, T.M., D.L. Parrish, and J.R. Jackson. 2007. Time for a change: revision of the process for judging student presentations at the annual meeting. Fisheries 32(1):42-43.