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21 February 2017
We need scientists to meet with legislators, speak at public events, and foster relationships with journalists. Will that be you?
31 January 2017
The Following Scientific Societies (Including the AGU and AMS) Just Signed A Letter Condemning the New Immigration Restrictions
The list of the 150+ scientific societies
22 December 2016
Your research can have an impact in someone’s life…even if you’re not a great tipper.
21 December 2016
One last cartoon from Miles Traer: “Inspired by the up-goer five comic from XKCD where I try to explain tsunami science using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language and the AGU Fall Meeting 2016 session NH51D: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science.”
20 December 2016
“Convergence” is defined as the integration of engineering, physical sciences, computation, and life sciences in order to bring about profound benefits for health, energy, and environment… It is time for the geosciences to embrace convergence, as our future depends upon it.
Event types from 2015 include tropical cyclones, extreme sunshine, nuisance tidal flooding, snowpack
drought, forest fires, and Arctic sea ice extent in addition to heat, cold, precipitation, and drought.
15 December 2016
Magma chamber meets the pantry.
Dry scientific descriptions can be so…terrifying!
Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell thanks scientists for all that we do, to stay the course, and to think about how to move forward with our communications
13 December 2016
Yes, it involves a tardis.
Prince Albert II of Monaco voiced his concerns about human impacts on the planet, but shared that it is not too late to act to save our global ocean and to generate planetary stability
If Shakespeare had written on the “Death of Darkness” and anthropocene light pollution.
The Stages of Dealing…with the Anthropocene
31 August 2016
“Just one meeting with your mentee during Fall Meeting… can make a big difference for a graduate student who doesn’t see an opportunity to do research *and* outreach”
5 July 2016
New research into the movements of dust around Jupiter’s four largest moons could help scientists searching for life in our solar system, according to a new study. This moon dust around Jupiter could give scientists clues about the composition of the surface of its satellites.
22 June 2016
This post details my journey as a member of the AGU Meetings Committee, capturing highlights of what we accomplished during our June 2016 meeting about meetings!
11 May 2016
Many organizations (dare I suggest all?) are going back and examining the value of membership and what that offers. Engaging students and the Millennials that make up the majority of the workforce (now surpassing Generation X) takes a different approach.
3 February 2016
Now that AGU is accepting nominations for this year’s awards (the deadline is March 15), I thought I’d throw out a pitch for the early career awards – and particularly the one that I’m most heavily involved in, the Science For Solutions Award.
1 February 2016
By Larry O’Hanlon A couple of weeks ago on this blog we shared some great student vlogging of AGU Fall Meeting experiences. At that time I noticed something peculiar about the vlogs of Portland State University undergraduate student Kimberly Gottschalk. In each new vlog post her appearance changed. She started with an almost a Victorian formality on the first day, and transformed gradually into what I suspect is her more …