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.)
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.