AETA Student Resources

AETA Student Membership

AETA student membership is FREE and open to individuals enrolled in academic programs at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Membership entitles the student to:

1) A deeply discounted annual conference registration fee (scientific sessions only).

2) Apply for the AETA Student Scholarship Program. Recipients recieve complimentary meeting registration and entry into the social events, reimbursement of hotel and travel expenses, recognition at the awards banquet, and the opportunity to write a piece for the newsletter: A Closer Look.

3) Free annual membership.

4) The opportunity to renew their annual membership at a deeply discounted rate in their first year following graduation.

5) Access to member exclusive benefits including: past convention proceedings and recordings, job postings,  member specific communications and updates, and more. 

To apply for AETA Student Membership, please fill out and complete the steps in this form.

Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Program

AETA is pleased to offer ten (10) scholarship awards to current student members to help cover expenses at an AETA & CETA/ACTE Joint Annual Convention. The scholarship recipients receive: 

  • Complimentary student registration
  • Attendance at one preconference seminar
  • Attendance at all scientific sessions, including the student-technician session
  • Access to the exhibit floor
  • One ticket to the preconference social
  • One ticket to the banquet (where scholarship recipients will be recognized!)
  • Entry to the breakfasts, lunches, and breaks
  • Reimbursement of hotel accommodations for three nights (maximum)
  • Reimbursement of round trip airfare for one

Applicants are required to fill out the applicaiton by the deadline posted to the convention page. 

All recipients are required to submit a post-convention essay.

Please visit the AETA & CETA/ACTE Joint Annual Convention page for full details.

Student Scholarship Recipients

Name University
Beth Bangert University of Illinois
Mary Jo Cody University of Wisconsin
Gabriela Lamberti Oklahoma State University
Cady McGehee University of Wisconsin
Lucas Melo Goncalves University of Georgia
Elizabeth Moore Iowa State University
Jessica Motta The Ohio State University
Curtis Patton Michigan State University
Damon Smith Texas A&M University
Katie Stenger Kansas State University

Name University
Austin Byrd
Texas Tech University
Emily Girka Louisiana State University
Megan Hoover Purdue University
Cole Liggett The Ohio State University
Nico Menjivar Colorado State University
Madeline Moen Iowa State University
Hannah Nelson Iowa State University
Brette Poliakiwski Texas A&M University
Masroor Sagheer University of Florida
Brittany Truax The Ohio State University

Name University
Josh Brown
University of Minnesota
David Hardesty University of Wisconsin
Sarah Harp The Ohio State University
Makayla Hawbaker University of Wisconsin
Russell Johnson Tuskegee University
Kaitlin Karl Michigan State University
Mariah Markle Louisiana State University
Hilary Seals Auburn University
Nicholas Shen Lincoln Memorial University
Michael Topper University of Pennsylvania

Name University
Nate Baribault
North Carolina State University
Michael Dupor University of Wisconsin
Ben Eilerts Iowa State University
Elizabeth Endres University of Wisconsin
Kaitlyn Farmer Colorado State University
Cameron Menard Iowa State University
Rachel O’Leary University of Wisconsin
Paul Riedel Lincoln Memorial University
Travis Roberts Ross University
Eric Zwiefelhofer University of Saskatchewan

Name University
Michael Campbell Oklahoma State University
Danielle Cucuzella Midwestern University
Jordan Fairman University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Frederick The Ohio State University
Meggan Freeland Michigan State University
Zane Gouker Colorado State University
Camille Ogletree Auburn University
Cole Ratzburg University of Wyoming
Cody Sacquitne Iowa State University
Travis Wilfong Lincoln Memorial University

Name University
David Allred
North Carolina State University
Jacob Calloway Texas A&M University
Zarah Deutsch Washington State University
Jacob Embry Oklahoma State University
Shelby Grubelnik Colorado State University
Karen Roberts University of Georgia
Emily Schendel University of Wisconsin
Robert Stenger Mississippi State University

Name University
Hayley Benham
Colorado State University
Fabian Diaz Louisiana State University
Nathan Geater Iowa State University
Ryan Giles Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Jon Logterman Iowa State University
Brady Myers University of Minnesota
Aaron Prososki UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Matt Snyder Texas A&M University


Name University
Jonathan Chachere
Texas A&M University
Amanda Folkmann Iowa State University
Nicole Hershberger Iowa State University
Elizabeth Kocab Oklahoma State University
Kevin Pettit Auburn University
Peter Schmitt Iowa State University


Name University
Patrick Brinson
North Carolina State University
Andrew Dietsche University of Wisconsin
Phillip Firth Washington State University
Gretchen Frost Oklahoma State University
Ashley Swenson University of Minnesota
Benjamin Winslow North Carolina State University


Name University
Joel Anderson
The Ohio State University
Jason Anton Oklahoma State University
Eric Rooker University of Wisconsin
Jason Zwilling University of Illinois

Name University
J. Oliver Irons
Auburn University
Lindsay Wallman Iowa State University


AETA Externships

Like an internship, an externship is a short-term professional learning experience. But instead of completing job tasks, externs shadow professionals to learn more about the field.

AETA has created an online system to facilitate communication between AETA members and prospective externs. If you are looking for an externship position and do not see one listed in your area, please check the Membership Directory and contact individual practitioners in your area directly.

AETA Mentorship

The goal of AETA mentorship is for a practitioner or professional working in embryo transfer industry to provide guidance to a student or individual just starting their career in ET. 

AETA has created an online system to facilitate communication between AETA members and prospective mentees. If you are seeking a mentor or just have questions about the ET industry, please look at this list and feel free to reach out to someone in your area.