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20 December 2021

Thank you, AGU Staff, for Fall Meeting 2021

My first blog post from the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting is dedicated to the AGU staff for their incredible preparation and effort into planning and carrying out the first/largest hybrid conference – paving the way for new ideas and models of connection and collaboration among the global science community

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28 December 2020

Community (citizen) science – latest from NASA and iSeeChange

ISeeChange and the NASA Citizen Science portfolio of programs are excellent for faculty to think about utilizing as a way to engage students in their local environments, especially during remote/online instruction, and can serve as a foundation for undergraduate research efforts.

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27 December 2020

Share with students your sticky notes and storyboards

I encourage all researchers and research mentors to post more about the process of science – the stages of research, the tools we use, how we prepare to disseminate results, etc. All of these are important for students to see and connect with, especially with students doing work during this time of the pandemic away from research labs and face-to-face research communities.

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1 January 2020

A New Year’s resolution: answer Dr. Lubchenco’s call for a renewed social contract

The new Contract should extend well beyond research and training activities. Some of the most pressing needs include communicating the certainties and uncertainties and seriousness of different environmental or social problems, providing alternatives to address them, and educating citizens about the issues. In parallel to initiating new research, strong efforts should be launched to better communicate scientific information already in hand. — Lubchenco (1998), Science

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31 December 2019

Dr. G’s #AGU19 Spotlight – The Future of Lunar and Mars Exploration

NASA Chief Scientist Dr. James Green spoke on the Inspire Stage in Centennial Central on The Future of Lunar and Mars Exploration. Sessions like this, where one doesn’t have to be a space scientist at an Earth and space conference to understand, are an excellent example of science communication at its best.

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10 December 2019

Dr. G’s #AGU19 Spotlight – Invisible Rules in the Classroom

Enter the idea of “invisible rules”. We all thought we knew the boundaries of the task at hand, of the assignment in front of us… yet we were mistaken. If this is what we as experienced instructors think, imagine what our students think.

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9 December 2019

Dr. G’s #AGU19 Spotlight – Scientist Spotlights and Profiles Online

As Scientist Spotlights require very little class time and complement existing curricula, they represent a promising tool for enhancing science identity, shifting stereotypes, and connecting content to issues of equity and diversity in a broad range of STEM classrooms.

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12 December 2018

Dr. G’s #AGU18 Spotlight – Thriving Earth Exchange Story Slam

“AGUs Thriving Earth Exchange is when scientific knowledge and community wisdom come together, where scientists do not stand for people but stand along side them. This is new – this is a movement.”

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Dr. G’s #AGU18 Spotlight – A Giant of Tectonophysics: Marie Tharp

When you look at the color, shading, label placement, etc., in ocean maps, think of Marie Tharp and her legacy in marine cartography and cartographic design work.

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11 December 2018

Dr. G’s #AGU18 Spotlight – The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is a once in a career (once in a lifetime) opportunity. The decade will not be successful if we have 20,000 individual science papers – we need to think of the big picture, to define the core opportunities, and to deliver the results.

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6 December 2018

Guest Post: First Timer’s Guide to the AGU Fall Meeting

What started as a tweet became a community guide for (not just) first-timers attending the AGU Fall Meeting. Check out the compilation by Laura Haynes, PhD candidate at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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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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13 December 2016

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

AGU 16: live stream of the first landslide session on Wednesday

The first landslide session at the AGU 16 meeting in San Francisco will be streamed live on Wednesday morning. You can register for free.

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24 December 2015

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – Mentoring at the Fall Meeting

AGU piloted two new mentoring programs at the 2015 Fall Meeting – one for undergraduate students, one for those interested in science communication. I had the opportunity to participate as a mentor in both programs, and I encourage others t consider doing the same at AGU 2015 (and all year-round!).

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17 December 2015

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – [email protected]

“An evening of insightful and entertaining five-minute presentations by Earth and space scientists!”

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15 December 2015

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – XPRIZE for hydrography

HUGE announcement at #AGU15 today – the XPRIZE leaders announced their latest challenge, and it relates to mapping our ocean floor!

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14 December 2015

Dr. G’s #AGU15 Spotlight – Heads and Chairs Workshop

My first post from #AGU15 – a day at the Heads and Chairs Workshop (and what I learned, even though I’m not yet a department chair)

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