March 1, 2021

What’s really behind impostor syndrome

What is impostor syndrome really about? Typically defined as the result of being treated like an impostor by people you deal with every day – but this misdiagnosis doesn’t clearly address the impact of individuals facing systemic bias and toxic work environments.


February 25, 2021

Pronouns in the classroom… to ask, or not to ask, and how to ask

In our efforts to create an inclusive classroom by asking students for their gender pronouns, are we instead creating a situation and setting that makes them feel excluded?


February 18, 2021

Ten Years of [email protected]

One special part of [email protected] 2020 were the messages of thanks to the science community for the past, present, and future of our work – such a collection of inspiring messages from leaders in the earth and space sciences


January 26, 2021

Teaching tips for the Second Gentleman

Dr. Guertin conducting a virtual class

Second Gentleman Emhoff, you are going to be exhausted (yes, from teaching) – but you’ll also find it one of the most rewarding opportunities in your lifetime. Allow us at AGU to serve as your gravity assist that you can pay forward to your students!


January 14, 2021

My journey with AGU’s Voices for Science program

The training, the mentoring, the community… all are key components of the AGU Voices for Science advocacy program that allow you to succeed in sharing science and making a difference


In 2021, create community engagement as a science activator

Laura Guertin engaging in public outreach

Would you call yourself an advocate, and activist, or an activator? All of these classifications and actions under them can make a difference for science and the present and future of Planet Earth.


December 31, 2020

Top Science Stories of 2020 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2020, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?


December 29, 2020

Storytelling + Comedy + Science = LabX Hidden Expert

For storytelling, comedy, and science, the National Academy of Sciences LabX Hidden Expert events have the winning formula for an engaging guessing game along with learning about inspiring science research.


December 28, 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.


December 27, 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.