The ASE Midsummer Conference is a chance for ASE interns to learn about science careers from professionals in the field and experience what a future career in each discipline might entail. Students also get the opportunity to build connections with fellow interns who share similar internships or interests. (This is a required event for all ASE interns.)
As part of MSC, each intern will take part in two workshops.
LaSells Stewart Center
875 SW 26th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
(located right across from Reser Stadium on OSU campus)
7 A.M. – Portland Student Registration and bus loading at University Place Conference Center in Downtown Portland (Parking at University Place Hotel)
7:30 A.M. – Eugene Student Registration and van loading in Eugene (location – TBA)
9 A.M. – Corvallis Student Registration at LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis (Parking at Reser Stadium)
6 P.M. – Conference ends; buses/vans depart
7 P.M. – Eugene students arrive back in Eugene*
8 P.M. – Portland students arrive back in Portland*
*Please note that travel may take a little longer to depending on traffic.
MSC will be a very full day, so ASE staff (and past interns) have a few suggestions to ensure that the day is successful:
- Dress neatly but casually. Several activities may take place outside, and workshops locations are throughout campus, so comfortable, closed-toe shoes are recommended.
- Remember to bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
- MSC includes two seminars, but is also a time to engage and connect with other interns. ASE staff- and the many presenters and volunteers who are giving their time- expect you to have a great experience, but to be attentive and respectful. Plan ahead to avoid disruptions, especially cell phones and schedule changes.
- A light breakfast, and a full lunch and dinner will be served at the conference. Breakfast: Continental breakfast of bagels, fruit and juice. Lunch: Boxed lunch with sandwich, fruit, chips, cookie and beverage. Dinner: A variety of pizza selections. *Students with Food Allergies: Lunch and dinner will have vegetarian options. Students with specific food allergies should come with their own meals as the caterers cannot guarantee the food doesn't contain other allergens.