The Ocean Sciences Meeting Student Mentoring Programs provides student attendees the opportunity to be matched with an experienced mentor from a diverse group of established scientists for an in-person mentoring experience.

Two Mentoring Programs to suit the diverse needs of OSM attendees:


1. CRAM Program:

The CRAM (Career and Research Advice Mentorship) Program allows students to sign up to meet one-on-one with a mentor for a 20-minute advisory session. The session is an informal discussion where students can prioritize the career and research advice they want to ask their mentor.

Student lounge.

Mentees: The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as post docs. A sign-up form will be available for mentees to select their time slot with a mentor in early December. Mentor selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must sign up online for a time slot with a mentor.

Mentors: Mentor applications will open in late October. Mentors are scheduled to spend 1–2 hours of time in the Student and Career Lounge. Students sign up to meet with mentors individually for 20-minute mentoring sessions. Potential topics of discussion include advice for applying to graduate school, program and/or advisor suggestions, and discussion of careers both within and outside of academia. Participants from all societies and organizations are encouraged to participate.

2. ASLO Multicultural Program:

ASLO Multicultural Program (ASLOMP) also takes place at the Ocean Sciences Meeting. ASLO will run its 28th annual ASLOMP at OSM, aimed at building diversity in the field. An important feature of ASLOMP is pairing students with meeting mentors. Mentors must be available to meet their mentees on Sunday, 11 February at 4:00 P.M.  Mentors will also meet with their students at least once every day of the meeting.  ASLOMP mentors must have a doctorate. Prospective mentors should send a 2-page CV to Dr. Ben Cuker at