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June 28, 2018

Travel Funding 101: How to Apply for Funding to Attend the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting!

As a student or early-career professional, you’re probably on a tight budget, and attending a conference can present a significant financial burden. However, sharing your valuable contributions to science must go on! We at AGU are well aware of this conundrum, so every year we provide hundreds of travel grants to students to attend the largest gathering in the world of Earth and space scientists! There are several travel grants …


March 26, 2018

Building a Resilient Scientific Community: A Recap of the 2017 AGU Student & Early Career Scientist Conference

The Student and Early Career Scientist Conference at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, on 10 2017, brought together 150 young scientists and professionals from 22 AGU sections. Attendees shared stories and exchanged ideas surrounding the conference theme, “Becoming a Resilient Scientific Community”  through plenaries, breakout sessions, and a gallery walk. Presentations at the conference addressed how to effectively conduct research across various spatial and temporal …


December 15, 2017

It’s Never Too Early: Starting on your 2018 Fall Meeting Abstract

Now is the time to start preparing for the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, which will be held in Washington DC, 10-14 December. What’s that?  You’ve barely gotten home from the 2017 meeting, and haven’t even unpacked your suitcase?  Great! The best time to start planning for next year’s meeting is when you are energized by all the great things you learned at this year’s meeting, and have all sorts of …


December 9, 2017

No matter where you are in your career path, be sure to visit the Career Center at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

Fall Meeting: it’s a time for scientists to come together and share their research.  While it might feel like the science is only being shared in technical sessions, it’s happening all around.  Technical sessions are just one medium to communicate with your fellow scientists; another way that we share our work at Fall Meeting is networking. Networking can take many forms.  It might be a social event or a casual …


December 5, 2017

Your Tuesday Top 5: Five Resources for Creating Your Scientific Poster

Conference posters are one of the most effective ways to communicate your work quickly to an audience, and poster presentations are on the rise. Posters can come in many forms and designs, but the most successful posters are simple and to-the point. Many of us here at AGU will create or review posters in New Orleans next week. If you are interacting with posters next week or in the future, …


November 29, 2017

Fall Meeting Career Center Workshop: First Impressions Count!

As the geoscience community grows ever more global, we are aware of the skill needed in navigating the diversity of our research community. This year at Fall Meeting the Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee is hosting a practical workshop on introductions and opening conversations. Participants are provided with strategies for forging respectful professional relationships. The workshop will be held on at the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting on Monday, December 11th at …


November 22, 2017

Fall Meeting Career Center Workshops: What next?!! Keeping motivation and an optimistic outlook

You are invited to attend a workshop at Fall Meeting on maintaining your cool while navigating your academic career Stress levels are quite high in graduate students and are not just related to their current research. The uncertainty of a future beyond graduate studies can be uncomfortable. This workshop brings a panel of people with experience with different career tracks in academia together that can address some of the questions …


November 7, 2017

Fall Meeting workshop on successful partnerships between academia, industry and government

Calling all scientists interested in building successful interdisciplinary partnerships and students curious about non-academic career paths! The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee is hosting a workshop entitled, “Forging successful partnerships between academia, industry, and government: the student’s guide to gaining experience in the non-academic realm.” This workshop will be held at the AGU 2017 Fall Meeting on Tuesday, December 12th in the AGU Career Workshop Room, room …


October 2, 2017

2017 Student and Early Career Scientist Conference: Becoming a Resilient Scientific Community

Are you a student or early career scientist attending the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans in December?  You should consider arriving a day early to not only enjoy some of that famous New Orleans cuisine, but to attend the 2017 AGU Student and Early Career Scientist (SECS) Conference! The 2017 SECS conference will build off previous iterations of the conferences that been associated with the AGU Fall Meeting …


August 31, 2017

Planning for Serendipity: Successfully networking at Fall Meeting (or other conferences)

Conferences are a great place to grow your professional network, and with some careful planning and flexibility, you can maximize your chances of making valuable connections.  Though the abstract deadline for Fall Meeting has come and gone, it’s not too late (or too early) to start developing your networking action plan. Summer (4-6 months): Submit Your Abstract and Book  Accommodations Submit Your Abstract Start your networking well before the meeting.  Distribute …