March 6, 2018

Subject: Threads Submission Reminder

Fellow Stamps Scholars and Program Leads,

We hope you’ve had success brainstorming potential Stamps Conference threads! Remember that the submission deadline for SSNC19 thread abstracts is next Monday, March 12th, 2018. The abstracts, ranked in order of preference, should be submitted to ssnc@stampsscholars.org by the Program Lead.

 Be sure to direct any questions about the process to ssnc@stampsscholars.org or viets@gatech.edu.

 We look forward to receiving your abstracts soon!

 Best Regards,
Ethan Wetherington
SSNC19 Communications Vice-Chair

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February 27, 2018

Subject: SSNC19 Threads Application Information

Note: Please excuse us if you are receiving this email for the second time. Unfortunately, the first time it was sent out it did not reach all of the Stamps Scholars and program leads. As a result, the updated deadline will be Monday, March 12th!

 Dear Stamps Community,

 Planning for the Stamps Scholars National Convention 2019 is underway, and we need your help! Similar to past conventions, threads will serve as one of the core aspects of SSNC19. The 2019 threads will offer the opportunity for Scholars to delve into specific topics impacting our world by allowing participants to hear from prestigious guest speakers and engage in thought-provoking activities and discussions. Past threads have featured many notable topics, ranging from “Living in an Energy Crisis” to “The Intersection of Art, Music, and Society.”

 Based on feedback from SSNC17, each of the eight (8) threads for SSNC19 will be owned and planned by a different Stamps partner school! Assisted by logistics coordinators at Georgia Tech, selected schools will design their own thread from scratch. To begin the process to apply to create and to run a thread at SSNC19, please follow the instructions below.

 The proposal for leading a thread is a two-part process. The first round requires that you and your fellow Scholars create a one paragraph abstract outlining the topic, vision and goals for your thread. To avoid duplication, each requesting partner school should submit two unique abstracts for threadsranked in order of preference. A selection committee will review the submissions and reach out to request more concrete proposals for one of the submitted topics. Again, a total of eight schools will be selected to run threads.

 The first portion of the application is due March 12, 2018, to ssnc@stampsscholars.org and must be submitted by your school’s program lead. Any questions regarding the process should be directed to ssnc@stampsscholars.org or viets@gatech.edu.

 We look forward to receiving your abstracts soon!    

Best Regards,
The SSNC19 Co-Chairs
Sam Costley
Keyes Gilmer
Chandler Woods 

The SSNC19 Threads Vice-Chairs
Kate Ferencsik
Will Epperson

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February 13, 2018

Subject: SSNC19 Threads Application Information

Fellow Stamps Scholars and Program Leads,

Planning for the Stamps Scholars National Convention 2019 is underway, and we need your help! Similar to past conventions, threads will serve as one of the core aspects of SSNC19. The 2019 threads will offer the opportunity for Scholars to delve into specific topics impacting our world by allowing participants to hear from prestigious guest speakers and engage in thought-provoking activities and discussions. Past threads have featured many notable topics, ranging from “Living in an Energy Crisis” to “The Intersection of Art, Music, and Society.”

Based on feedback from SSNC17, each thread for SSNC19 will be owned and planned by a different Stamps partner school! Assisted by logistics coordinators at Georgia Tech, selected schools will design their own thread from scratch. To begin the process to create and run a thread at SSNC19, please follow the instructions below.

The proposal for leading a thread is a two-part process. The first round requires that you and your fellow Scholars create a one paragraph abstract outlining the topic, vision and goals for your thread. To avoid duplication, each requesting partner school should submit two unique abstracts for threadsranked in order of preference. A selection committee will review the submissions and reach out to request more concrete proposals for one of the submitted topics.

The first portion of the application is due March 2, 2018 to ssnc@stampsscholars.org and must be submitted by your school’s program lead. Any questions regarding the process should be directed to ssnc@stampsscholars.org or viets@gatech.edu.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts soon!

 Best Regards,
The SSNC19 Co-Chairs
Sam Costley
Keyes Gilmer
Chandler Woods

 The SSNC19 Threads Vice-Chairs
Will Epperson
Kate Ferencsik

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February 6, 2018

Subject: SSNC19 Introduction

Dear Stamps Scholars community,

While it seems like SSNC17 was just yesterday, the time has come to begin planning another Stamps Scholars National Convention!  For those of you who attended SSNC17, we want to sincerely thank you for your constructive feedback.  Your thoughts have been very helpful in beginning to plan the next convention.  We are pleased to share that April 5th-7th, 2019 has been selected as the date of the Stamps Scholars National Convention 2019!  

The Stamps Scholars community is truly one of excellent students and burgeoning leaders.  We all aspire for a convention that showcases our community’s accomplishments, motivates our aspirations and dreams, and even inspires new ones!  Who better to rely on for a successful SSNC19 than those who are to participate in it?  That is where you all, as Stamps Scholars partner schools, come in.  Your school’s unique contributions to a successful SSNC19 are truly invaluable.  Thus, all of our SSNC19 Threads will be spearheaded by Stamps Scholars partner schools nationwide.

Designing and running a Thread at this convention is a wonderful opportunity to showcase an area of expertise from your institution to Stamps Scholars across the country.  In contrast with previous conventions, each Thread will be designed entirely by one Stamps partner school and supported logistically by Georgia Tech.  We won’t go into too much detail now, but we encourage you to be on the lookout for a future email containing information on this newest rendition of Threads and your much-desired participation!

Again, we want to express our immense excitement for what we believe will be a valuable, insightful, and as always, entertaining Stamps Scholars National Convention 2019.  We will be in communication soon regarding more specific aspects of SSNC19.  For now, bundle up and stay warm (unless, of course, you’re in Florida or California).  We’ll be in touch!

Best Regards,

The SSNC19 Co-Chairs
Sam Costley
Keyes Gilmer
Chandler Woods
ssnc@stampsscholars.org

Chaffee W. Viets
Director | Stamps President’s Scholars Program
viets@gatech.edu