December 10, 2018

Sunday Funday R Workshop

On December 9th, 33 attendees (18 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students) from 4 universities (Rutgers, Rider, Stockton, and Monmouth) attended the ‘Introduction to R course’ taught by Joe Caracappa at Rutgers University. This 5-hour course was aimed to introduce students to a new programming language and gain the necessary tools to independently use this software. Additionally, there was an hour long mentoring match-up over lunch where graduate and undergraduate students were paired up.           This course gained some notice on social media as well! Both the Stockton University Subunit and other attending members highlighted their attendance on Twitter. Theses posts were both retweeted by a number…

November 27, 2018

Rutgers Subunit Members Help Ensure a Productive AFS Annual Meeting

The 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) took place in Atlantic City, NJ this past August (19th – 23rd). It isn’t often a meeting with international reach visits your home turf and the Rutgers Student Subunit of AFS took this opportunity to get involved with meeting planning and execution.   Over 1,800 participants attended the Annual Meeting in Atlantic City and roughly 490 were students, surpassing the previous record for most students attending an Annual Meeting. Subunit President, Jessica Valenti, led the charge for the student events at the meeting with the assistance of Subunit Vice President, Sarah Borsetti, and Associate Professor of Biology at Rider University,…

September 16, 2018

Fundraising Off to a Great Start

During the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, the Subunit hosted a Burger Night fundraiser at Tun Tavern Restaurant and Brewery in Atlantic City, NJ. Half of all burger sales were donated to the Subunit and participants also received $1 off handcrafted beers. Thanks to the many meeting attendees that came out to support the Subunit and helped make our first fundraiser a success!

May 6, 2018

Rutgers, Stockton, and MATES Subunit Get-Together a Success

The Subunits at Rutgers University, Stockton University, and The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (MATES) convened this past April to discuss student opportunities at the AFS Annual Meeting being held in Atlantic City in August and to encourage interaction and future collaboration between the Subunits. Pizza and drinks for this event were provided by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Subunit Funding Award (thank you!). While eating lunch, students heard from AFS Program Co-Chair, Daphne Munroe, and AFS Local Flavor Co-Chair and Skinner Raffle Chair, Roland Hagan, about why attending professional society meetings are beneficial to students and the different ways students can find funding to attend them. Additionally, each of the Subunits had…

April 15, 2018

Subunit Represents at Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting

At the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter held in Dover, Delaware, Rutgers Subunit Vice President, Sarah Borsetti, and Subunit member, Mike Acquafredda, won awards for the best student poster and oral presentations, respectively. Great job Sarah and Mike!