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22 December 2021

2021: Your Support of AGU in Action

In spite of the global pandemic, AGU donors and members continued to support the professional development of aspiring Earth and space scientists. Your dedication has made the advancement of programs and projects possible.

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1 December 2021

Announcing the 2021 Bridge Program Partners

The AGU Bridge Program seeks to increase diversity in the geosciences by providing students from historically marginalized populations who are looking to pursue a master’s degree or Ph.D. with a network of peers, mentors and advisers to support and serve them before, during and after graduate school.

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30 September 2021

Mentoring365 adds partners to help fill gaps essential for a successful career within and beyond academia

These 10 organizations are focused on increasing student and early career researcher opportunities that may have been disrupted by COVID-19 through Mentoring365 program.

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16 December 2020

What to watch on the final day of #AGU20

We can’t believe it – tomorrow is the final day of #AGU20 live events.

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14 December 2020

What to watch at #AGU20 on Tuesday, Dec. 15

Full #AGU20 programming continues on Tuesday with two plenaries, another innovative session and regular oral, elightning and poster sessions.

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25 November 2020

Participate in AGU’s #GivingTuesday campaign to help future scientists

#GivingTuesday is 1 December, which is also the first day of #AGU20 and the kick-off of AGU’s 2020 year-end giving campaign. AGU’s donors make an important impact every day.

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28 September 2020

AGU receives NSF funding to launch a new diversity, equity and inclusion academy for the geosciences

We are excited to announce that we have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)* to launch a new initiative that will create and support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) champions. This new initiative — AGU LANDInG (American Geophysical Union Leadership Academy and Network for Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences) — will spark the culture shift needed to develop an equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment in geosciences, and …

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10 August 2020

Student Resources for #AGU20

As a part of our continued commitment to the next-generation and future of the Earth and space sciences community, #AGU20 will provide students a number of resources and opportunities.

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16 July 2020

#AGU20: Online Everywhere Experience

Fall Meeting is less than five months away. Our goal, with your input and counsel, is to co-create the most diverse, engaging and dynamic online experience to help advance your science and enhance your career.

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9 April 2020

Connecting with Fellows

By: Rana Fine, Chair, AGU College of Fellows As we navigate through these difficult times with unprecedented challenges, we recognize that students and early-career scientists may experience an outsized impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. With field work in jeopardy and limited access to campus labs and resources, the College of Fellows community is here to help graduate students, post-docs and early career scientists stay connected and energized about their education, research …

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31 January 2019

Contribute to a Mentoring Program for #ThankYourMentor Day

Every year, the Honors Banquet is a highlight for me at the AGU Fall Meeting. While I am always impressed with the descriptions of the honorees’ amazing contributions to the Earth and space sciences, what I enjoy most are the heartfelt thanks that the honorees offer to those who have helped them along the way. Their sincere acknowledgements of their mentors serve as a reminder that great science is rarely …

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4 December 2018

Volunteer Today through AGU’s Online Community

By Chris McEntee, Executive Director/CEO, AGU and Margaret Leinen, AGU Past President and Leadership Development/Governance Committee Chair When AGU Connect launched a little over a year ago, our goal was to provide an online community for Earth and space scientists to engage in discussions and build connections. Today, we’re very pleased to announce an exciting new feature: Volunteer Central. This easy-to-use tool is intended to make volunteering with AGU even easier. Volunteer …

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3 December 2018

Inspire the Next Generation of Earth and Space Scientists: Support the Austin Endowment for Student Travel

A new year is just around the corner. And with it comes the promise of new beginnings and opportunities for personal and professional growth. 2019 is also AGU’s Centennial year – a time for our community to celebrate the scientific advances made in Earth and space science over the past 100 years.  For me, the advent of Centennial leads me to consider how we can make sure that our science …

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11 October 2018

Mentoring365: New and Improved Mentoring Interface

By Eric A. Davidson, AGU President As AGU embarks upon its Centennial, both reflecting back on a century of discoveries, innovations, solutions, and collaborations and looking forward to the next century of exciting possibilities, it is clear that our mission to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity will soon rest in the hands of the next generation of scientists. What will that generation of scientists …

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Six Months of Voices for Science Successes

By Dana D. Rehm, AGU Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Digital Media; and Alexandra Shultz, AGU Vice President, Public Affairs “I thought AGU was just this thing we all go to. But now I see it as people leading a charge. It’s been a huge boost to my own ambitions to move forward [with science communication]. I’m more likely to do more because I know AGU has my back.” …

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27 July 2017

Announcing the College of Fellows: A Program to Collectively Support Members in Career Development and Promoting Excellence in the Earth and Space Sciences

Authors: Rana Fine (chair of the COF steering team – moving forward) and Ana Barros (chair of the COF Task Force – creation of the COF) First and foremost, we’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to this year’s newly announced 2017 Class of Fellows. This year, 61 AGU members joined a distinguished group, receiving an honor that is bestowed each year on an extremely select group (just 0.1 percent …

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11 July 2016

Why Building Diversity in the Earth and Space Sciences Matters

By Margaret Leinen, President, American Geophysical Union and Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union As an organization, AGU’s mission is to “promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.” Humanity is without boundaries. Humanity is inclusive. Humanity represents us all. We cannot live up to all that our mission promises if the Earth and space science community is not representative of humanity. Whether it’s race, gender, …

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11 October 2011

Filling, and Sustaining, the STEM Pipeline

24 May 2012 From providing the basic knowledge about why natural hazards put society at risk to building a technological foundation for our economic competitiveness, we know that the work Earth and space scientists do plays a critical role in ensuring a sustainable future for our global society. Given that important role, it is no surprise that recent studies by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal a 23% rise …

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