Meeting April 21 4:30-6:00 pm

Our next meeting will be Thurs, April 21 4:30-6:00 pm in Room 1810 Litton-Reaves.  If you are interested in serving as a chapter officer next year, please fill out the google form.  We hope all of you interested in running can plan to attend and speak briefly about your goals for the chapter.  Officer and committee roles are listed in the pdf document on the sidebar to the right.  We look forward to working with you.   We will also be discussing some upcoming events and professional development opportunities for next year. Please mark your calendars and keep your eyes out for a trip to see baby farm animals on the morning of Saturday April 30th!

First Meeting Tuesday 28 Sept 4:30-6 pm Cheatham Lounge

Please join us this Tuesday 28 September 2021 to learn more about our organization and how we can help YOU achieve your professional and personal goals this semester.  This will be a welcome to MANRRS event with pizza and an opportunity to talk with officers, advisors, and other members and to let us know your goals for the year.  Come share pizza, add to our vision board, and win a prize!  Do you want to

  • network with diverse professionals and students in the field?
  • learn how to participate in research opportunities or recruit research assistants?
  • explore career opportunities?
  • prepare for internship and job searches and interviews?
  • apply microinterventions to respond to microaggressions?
  • learn skills such as money-management, negotiating, informational interviewing?
  • build your leadership experience and add to your resume?
  • participate in hikes and field trips in the surrounding area?
  • enjoy food, prizes, and socializing?

We are part of a national and regional organization that can help you do all those things and more!  Please drop by our welcome meeting on Tuesday afternoon.  UPDATE: We will be in the first floor student lounge area and in front of Cheatham Hall.   We encourage you to bring a friend and spread the word!

Welcome back for fall 2021 Sept 4 and 9th!

Welcome!  We hope that our chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences can be a home and a place to build connections.  After a year of being virtual, we’re looking forward to seeing folks in person again!  Please join us on the Drillfield for Gobblerfest on Sept 4 (2-5 pm) and make sure to sign up for our listserve if you haven’t already.

UPDATE!  We are postponing our first General Body Meeting of the semester so we can instead table at the CALS Welcome event on Sept 8 and the CNRE Welcome event on Sept 9 from 5-7 pm.  Please join us there, even if you’re not in either college!  We’ll post more details soon.  We’ll have prizes and free packaged snacks at Gobblerfest and next weeks events so come out and see us!

We look forward to sharing our experiences with MANRRS and learning what everyone wants to focus on this semester.  We are still in the planning phases so check back for more details later this week, but we are organizing a welcome event with food on campus in September. Questions? Contact Dr. Haas or Dr. Thorpe.  See the About This Site tab for contact information and details on how to join the listserve. (Make sure to join to get notified about our upcoming hike/field trip and other events!)


GBM Thurs 25 March 2021

Please mark your calendars for our next General Body Meeting, being planned for 6 pm Thursday 25 March 2021. Click here for the registration link for the zoom meeting soon.  The topic will be on professional development tips to address concerns about lining up good summer jobs and internships, or getting into graduate school.  Our panel of e-board members will discuss leadership skills, documenting service and working for social change on your resume, networking and making connections, where to look find opportunities, an international perspective, and negotiating salaries and offers.  Please plan to join us!

Join our conversation with Dr. Mamie Parker

Please make sure to pre-register for this event here so you can get the zoom link.  Let us know if you have particular questions that you want Dr. Parker to address.  She will be introduced by 2020 VT alum Andrew Bartee, and joined by current VT MANRRS President Brooke Johnson in a conversation about dealing with discrimination in outdoor based STEM fields.  Please spread the word!

November Events

We’re working on getting fliers for publicity but wanted to give folks a heads up so you can mark your calendars!  We’ll be collaborating with the Wildlife Disease Association of Virginia Tech on an event November 2nd at 7 pm.

On Thursday November 12th at 6 pm, we’ll be hosting a Zoom presentation by Dr. Mamie Parker. Dr. Mamie Parker is the former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation at the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  Prior to this position, she was the first African American to be appointed as FWS Regional Director of the 13 Northeastern states.

Learn to give a great presentation at GBM 13 November

Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered at the regional cluster meeting!   Hope everyone had a great time!  Our meeting this week will be an opportunity to improve your presentation skills.  Graduate advisor, Jasmine Scott, is an award-winning speaker and she will be sharing tips.  Please note that we are in a different room than usual in Pamplin this week, Room 3001! (Click on image below to enlarge.)

General Body Meeting with Pizza 18 Sept

Please join us this week for our first general body meeting of the year.  Getting involved in MANRRS is a great way to make new friends, build your network across disciplines, develop professional skills, add to your resume, and learn about awesome opportunities!  Come enjoy pizza with us! Our meeting is Wednesday 18 September 2019 in Room 32 Pamplin, from 7:30-8:30 pm.