Support clinical laboratory students entering the profession, assist graduate students and professionals conduct important research, and win some unique items. Participate in the Silent Auction on Monday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. during the Presidents' Reception. Proceeds from the auction help support the ASCLS Education & Research Fund and Foundation for Genetic Technology scholarship and grant programs.
Here is a sneak peek of some of the items you can bid on:
- Tea leaf jewelry and a myrtlewood clock, by Orgeon artists
- Jewelry from Idaho
- 10 sets of eight lab-themed magnets, each with a different CLS discipline theme
- A vintage hemacytometer
- Laboratorian Barbie
- Science-themed scarves from California
- A signed copy of Rabies: Clinical Considerations and Exposure Evaluations, by Pamela J. Wilson, Rodney E. Rohde, Ernest H. Oertli, and Rodney E. Willoughby
- Swarovski watch
- Three gift baskets with North Dakota food products, including Red River Valley (ND) potatoes covered with chocolate (Chippers) and a North Dakota coffee cup with chokecherry coffee
- A case of Spotted Cow Beer and more tasty treats from Wisconsin
- Wine from Georgia
New this year, crafters are asked to bring their original creations to auction from the Crafter's Table. “Craft for a Cause” donations include:
- Baby Rag Quilt
- Crocheted blanket
- Three paintings
- Canned jellies
- Back by popular demand after the CLEC2019 Silent Auction, Barbara Snyderman’s laboratory-themed greeting cards, including a limited-edition Halloween-themed card.
Attendees and exhibitors are welcome to submit additional items to be included in the bidding. Remember that winning bidders will have to pack their items for travel home, so no large pieces of instrumentation, please.
Last year the ASCLS Education & Research Fund awarded $13,000 in grants and $11,000 in scholarships. This annual event would not happen without the support of our generous members who donate items for auction. Thank you for your role in promoting our profession through grants and scholarships.