Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Group (ASIG)

The Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Group (ASIG) is a collaborative organization for graduate, professional, and undergraduate students studying aging in programs across the University. ASIG is student led and promotes the development of critical engagement across disciplines and explores diverse approaches to knowledge and inquiry related to aging education and research.

Together we:

  • Encourage thoughtful discussions about approaching issues around aging,
  • Explore different theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, and changing conceptualizations of knowledge in aging,
  • Provide concrete opportunities for students to hone professional skills,
  • Focus on theoretical and pragmatic aspects of gerontology, and
  • Foster interdisciplinary communication and collaboration.
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Connect with ASIG

Follow us on Twitter @asigumn and Instagram @asigumn. Join our Google Group which provides timeline updates of relevant opportunities for students by emailing

Networking & Social Events

ASIG members can be a part of a number of different networking and social events. View the 2020 – 2021 schedule.

Monthly ASIG convenes around emerging and important topics related to aging policy, practice, and research that impact the lives of older adults and caregivers.

At least once each semester ASIG hosts a discussion on a book or movie related to aging and older adults. We do not have any scheduled book/movie club events for the rest of the spring semester 2021. Please check back in Fall 2021 for updates. 

ASIG hosts events to bring members together to have fun outside of an academic setting.

Members can participate in bimonthly meetings to discuss topics related to geriatric and gerontological research.

Leadership & Volunteer Opportunities

Students at the University can participate in ASIG activities as a member. Members are invited to volunteer to organize or host an event or support ASIG in other ways. Members also have opportunities to lead the organization. Interested students should contact the current Co-Chairs of ASIG.

Each Spring Executive Board positions (Executive Co-Chairs, Secretary/Parliamentarian, Events, and Marketing/Communications Chair) are open for election. For Fall 2021 and future, Chief of Staff will be combined into the Secretary/Parliamentarian Chair. 

Throughout the year Ad Hoc Committee Chair positions are open for appointment.

2021 – 2022 Executive Board

Kayla Murphy, Co-Chair
Dina Belhasan, Co-Chair
Ariel Ruper, Marketing & Communications Chair
Janette Romero Saenz, Parliamentarian
Marissa Soares, Events Chair

Past Co-Chairs

2020 – 2021: Devon Sauerer, MPH (2021) & Kristi Oeding, PhD (2021)

Voices of Aging Podcasts Now Available!

The ASIG podcast services, Voices of Aging, is now available and regularly updates!
You can find the podcasts here:

Apple Podcasts


iHeart Radio

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