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24 April 2017

What now? Now we go to work.

By Shane M Hanlon I’m a scientist who teaches scientists how to talk to non-scientists. I recognized the need for this type of instruction years ago when I was still a graduate student. Even when I first got my position in the Sharing Science program here at AGU, scientists were increasingly aware of the need to be able to effectively communicate their science to broad audiences but many were still …

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23 April 2017

Thousands Stand Up for Mankind’s Greatest Invention- Science

Thousands of scientists from around the world did something that seemed unimaginable a few years ago. They stood up and made their voices heard in defense of science. Thousands of scientists braved a steady light rain and cool temperatures to gather on the Mall in Washington today and then marched toward the Capitol. The rain was not a surprise because the forecast for the day was nearly spot-on (thanks to …

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21 February 2017

Science communication needs you

We need scientists to meet with legislators, speak at public events, and foster relationships with journalists. Will that be you?

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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

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22 December 2016

Passing along gratitude

Your research can have an impact in someone’s life…even if you’re not a great tipper.

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21 December 2016

The hard ideas (science) of big fast waves (tsunamis) explained simply

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.”

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20 December 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Marcia McNutt and Convergence in the Geosciences

“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.

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Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Extreme climate events from 2015

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.

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15 December 2016

Cartoon: The Food Lover’s Guide to Volcanoes

Magma chamber meets the pantry.

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Cartoon: What I say vs. what they hear

Dry scientific descriptions can be so…terrifying!

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Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

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

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13 December 2016

Cartoon: Ancient Romans have invaded #AGU16

Yes, it involves a tardis.

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Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Prince Albert II of Monaco

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

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12 December 2016

Cartoon: Sharing science — aggressively

Sharing science is good.

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Cartoon: If Shakespeare had written about light pollution

If Shakespeare had written on the “Death of Darkness” and anthropocene light pollution.

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Cartoon: Stages of Dealing…with the Anthropocene

The Stages of Dealing…with the Anthropocene

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31 August 2016

Mentors wanted for AGU Sharing Science Mentoring Program

“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”

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5 July 2016

Odd behavior of Jovian moon dust could inform future space missions, search for life

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.

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22 June 2016

June 2016 AGU Meetings Committee

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!

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11 May 2016

Does membership in an organization “matter” anymore?

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.

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