We all live in a watershed – NC Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ Student Poster Contest Winners

NC Soil & Water Conservation Districts across NC host poster contests for students every year. Enjoy this presentation that includes several of the winning posters from the 2020-2021 contest.

WRRI values students and seeks to create special opportunities for engagement of students and young professionals during the conference. This year, we offer the following virtual opportunities to engage. While geared to students, recent graduates, and young professionals, all attendees are welcome to attend and we are certain that the content will be beneficial to all who participate.

Student Oriented Sessions

Each WRRI conference features special sessions to meet common needs of students and young professionals for information about water resources and hands-on opportunities to build skills that will benefit a career in water resources or other science-related field. Past sessions have included science communication and career panels. See the agenda page for more information about student-oriented sessions.

Student Lightning Talk Competition

All university (undergraduate and graduate) students were eligible to submit abstracts for a chance to participate in the Student Lightning Talk Competition during the 2021 conference. Participants are automatically entered into the competition and will be judged by the attending audience with the winner receiving an award. Space is limited. Abstract submission closed Feb. 26. Please plan to watch these live talks!

Networking Event for Students & Water Resource Professionals

Would you like interaction and guidance from experienced professionals? Do you need insight into career choices and pathways? Previously held in 2021, a similar opportunity to connect with water resource practitioners and ask your questions may be offered again in 2022.  This optional program is a great way to network and gain insight into a variety of water resource careers. Find a list of past panelists and opportunities by following the link!