Please consider participating in the annual silent auction either as a bidder or by donating an item to the auction. Bids are placed during the symposium and all proceeds go to the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund which supports student travel scholarships and other student programs. To donate an item, simply bring it to the registration desk at the symposium.

Download the silent auction donation form.

A note from our Student Director:

NALMS student members are asking for your support! Each year at the annual NALMS symposium the student members organize a silent auction with items donated by NALMS members, companies, non-profit groups, individuals, etc. These donated items are offered to conference attendees via a silent auction, with items going to the highest bidders. Proceeds from the silent auction support NALMS students through travel grants, the Student Video Series, and activities at the symposium. Since 2005, we have supported more than 98 students to attend the annual symposium and become involved in NALMS. Additionally, this year we received 23 travel grant applications which can be attributed to the increasing participation of student members in NALMS.

To continue providing support to our student members we are asking for your help. Past items donated from exhibitors have included field and laboratory equipment, environmental test kits, water quality monitoring sondes, food items, and art made personally by members. For more information or to make a donation, please contact NALMS Student Director, Sarah Burnet (, or contact the NALMS office. Your donation will help support the future of the NALMS students, and thus the future of NALMS.

About the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund

NALMS founded the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund to honor the lives of Tom and Elinor Eberhardt. Tom and Elinor were proud supporters of NALMS, dedicated and dependable corporate members and good friends to all of us in the NALMS family.

The Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund supports NALMS’ student programs including travel grants for students to present the results of graduate-level research at NALMS’ International Symposium. Student presenters may use these grants to help cover the costs of Symposium registration fees, travel, and/or overnight accommodations.

We’ve included an option to donate to the Eberhardt Fund as part of the registration process. You may also donate to the Fund at the conference or by participating in our silent auction, all proceeds from which are added to the Eberhardt Fund.