Subject: SMM Mid-Atlantic Student Chapter (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:41:21 -0400 (EDT)


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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 10:39:34 -0400
From: Vicki Portway <>
Subject: SMM Mid-Atlantic Student Chapter

SMM Mid-Atlantic Student Chapter, USA

A Mid-Atlantic Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy is
now forming.  This chapter will be open to undergraduate and graduate
students, as well as prospective graduate students in marine
mammal-related studies.   Because the Northeast US and Southeast US
student chapters have already formed, the Mid-Atlantic chapter will draw
members primarily from Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New
Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, members are also welcome from Ohio,
West Virginia and other areas convenient to the Mid-Atlantic region.

The purpose of the Mid-Atlantic student chapter is to create a regional
network for exchanging information on topics of interest to student that
study marine mammals.  The main goals of the chapter are to
1) facilitate communication among students
2) disseminate information about seminars,research,educational and
career opportunities in the region,
3) hold meetings to provide students the opportunity to present their
research, and
4) foster communication between students and professionals working in
the Mid-Atlantic region.

At this time, we would like to survey interest and potential membership
in order to plan chapter activities.  If you are interested in becoming
a member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter, or if you have questions, please
send an e-mail to either Vicki Portway ( or Dee
Allen (   Please include your full mailing
address, student status, and university/institution affiliation.

Vicki Portway
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560-0315 USA

Dee Allen
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC 20560 USA