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From Student Volunteer at SC Conference to Pursuing a Ph.D.: Ather Sharif Shares his Perspective
Student Volunteer Applications Due Wednesday, June 1
Bring SC16 to Your Exhibitor Booth!

From Student Volunteer at SC Conference to Pursuing a Ph.D.: Ather Sharif Shares his Perspective

Ather Sharif (center front) and his fellow SC15 Student Volunteers assemble for the traditional group photo.When Ather Sharif begins his Ph.D. work at the University of Washington in September, he can look back at his experience as a Student Volunteer at the SC13 and SC15 conferences as one of the drivers convincing him to enter the program.

“It’s a great experience, and a way for me, as a quadriplegic, to feel more involved in the community,” Sharif said. “It’s important to have a lot of diversity, which goes both ways. For those who aren’t disabled, they can get more perspectives and broaden their horizons.”

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Student Volunteer Applications Due Wednesday, June 1
Applications for the SC16 Student Volunteers program are due Wednesday, June 1, and all undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. For SC16, the Student Volunteer program is being expanded both in the number of volunteer participants and the quality of the student programs in which the volunteers will have access. Student Volunteers play a key role in supporting the overall conference and conference attendees.

Applications deadline: Wednesday, June 1
Email contact:
Web submissions:

Click here for more information about the Student Volunteers program

Bring SC16 to Your Exhibitor Booth!
The Students@SC program will be hosting the Scavenger Hunt at this year's conference and exhibitors are invited to participate by signing up as a destination for the event. This is a good way to engage participants and inform them about your organization. The hundreds of scavenger hunt participants are challenged to find booths based on clues provided and the winners will be awarded prizes. 

We are seeking exhibitors to participate in this activity in two ways:

  1. Be a destination in the scavenger hunt, and/or
  2. Sponsor a prize for the scavenger hunt winners.

Contact: Sally Ellingson at:

The deadline for submitting clues is Friday, September 2, 2016. We look forward to hearing from you!


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