December 20, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Citizen Science

Dr. G's #AGU14 Spotlight - Citizen Science

The AGU Fall Meeting called attention to the growing opportunities and benefits of citizen science – especially work at the global level. Read about high altitude citizen science and the work of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.

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December 19, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Union lunchtime forums

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Union lunchtime forums

For some, lunchtime is focused on food. For many at the AGU Fall Meeting, lunchtime is spent feeding ourselves with inspiring and innovative ideas presented during the Union General Sessions.

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December 17, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

To support our undergraduate student researchers and presenters, the AGU Fall Meeting offers sessions on best mentoring practices for faculty

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December 15, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – The MAVEN Mission to Mars

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – The MAVEN Mission to Mars

The AGU 2014 Fall Meeting Public Lecture focused on the NASA MAVEN Mission to Mars. Learn more about the information shared from the earliest stages of this atmospheric-detection mission.

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December 14, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Field Trip to Muir Woods

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Field Trip to Muir Woods

Not even record rainfall could stop this group of AGU members from trekking to Muir Woods National Monument!

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December 11, 2014

Dr. G’s AGU14 Spotlight – The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic

Dr. G's AGU14 Spotlight - The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic

Comic books, the science classroom, and #AGU14 – see the connection? Read this post to find out how you can begin your incredible plate tectonics journey in San Francisco at the conference!

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December 9, 2014

Time for the fall meeting… and is it time for a new conference format?

Time for the fall meeting... and is it time for a new conference format?

15-minute talks, hour-long plenaries, and half-day poster sessions… is it time to rethink how we can better use technology to create a more effective conference?

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December 3, 2014

‘Tis the season… for Earth science hashtags

'Tis the season... for Earth science hashtags

If you have a cause or a mission you want to call attention to, odds are there’s a hashtag for that! See how many of these geoscience-themed ones you are familiar with.

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November 26, 2014

SoundCloud as an audio creation & dissemination tool

SoundCloud as an audio creation & dissemination tool

We focus so much on the reading and writing skills of our students, but what about their listening skills? The online platform SoundCloud allows for audio content creation, dissemination, and the listening of audio files from science organizations.

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November 19, 2014

Teaching Professional Skills… what exactly is a “Doctor of Philosophy”?

Teaching Professional Skills... what exactly is a "Doctor of Philosophy"?

True story… student walks in to a faculty member’s office, sees the diploma hanging above her desks and comments, “Wow! For someone that has a degree in philosophy, you certainly know oceanography really well!” What can we learn from this and teach students when they see our diplomas that state we have a “Doctor of Philosophy”?

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