Graduate students pursuing a toxicology-related degree are encouraged to join SOT.
SOT membership facilitates the scientific and professional development of graduate students through networking, scientific programs, and other SOT activities. In addition, students can become actively involved in the Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC), which coordinates activities for graduate students. These include the development of blogs, webinars, and other communications; hosting the Student/Postdoctoral Mixer at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo; the organization of mentoring activities, such as Chat with an Expert; and other programs.
Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC)
Student membership resources and activities are developed and led by the GSLC, which is comprised of elected officers and the student representatives from the SOT Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections. The GSLC members also serve as members of three GSLC Subcommittees: Communications, Professional Development, and Programming. All members of the GSLC must serve on one of the Subcommittees.
The GSLC Subcommittees plans and hosts Student membership activities throughout the year.
Each SOT Component Group (Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups, and Specialty Sections) elects one Student Representative to their leadership team—each group individually determines its officers, bylaws, and methods of operations, including how to select the Student Representative, what the terms of service will be, and the expected duties. All Student Representatives serve on the GSLC. If you are interested in becoming a Student Representative, please contact your Regional Chapter, Special Interest Group, or Specialty Section leadership for more information.
Student Representative Travel Funding for SOT Annual Meeting
Each GSLC Student Representative is eligible for travel funding to support attendance at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. Each SOT Component Group provides $350 that SOT matches to its Student Representative to travel to the meeting, providing a total of up to $700 to each representative. The GSLC Chair and Subcommittee Chairs on the Executive Board will receive $700 travel funding directly from SOT.