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August 7, 2019

The Benefits of Attending Conferences

Although young researchers might feel intimidated by conferences and presenting research for the first time, conferences provide a significant amount of professional and personal development, which makes them an extremely valuable experience. Communicating research in a concise and engaging way can be challenging, especially for less experienced researchers. Presenting at a conference allows young researchers to refine their communication skills. Researchers can practice presenting to an audience and receive immediate feedback …

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August 1, 2019

Announcing a New AGU Scholarship Program: Paros Scholarships in Geophysical Instrumentation

Beginning in 2020, AGU’s Seismology, Atmospheric Sciences, and Ocean Sciences Sections are proud to offer Paros Scholarships in Geophysical Instrumentation in the amount of $5,000 to recognize outstanding graduate students demonstrating interest in geophysical instrumentation and precision field measurements. AGU is incredibly grateful for the establishment of this scholarship program, which has been made possible through a generous donation by Jerome M. Paros. “Good science comes from good observers running …

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June 1, 2019

Do’s and Don’ts of Research Abroad

Researching or studying abroad can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Here are some important tips to think about when navigating a new experience abroad: Be grateful for your experience. This is a limited opportunity and if you are selected over the many others who would have been overjoyed to have your spot. Don’t waste your time with negativity or complaints about this new experience. Be mindful of your …

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May 14, 2019

Getting Ahead Online: AGU’s Virtual Poster Showcase

It is undeniable that conferences offer a plethora of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to network, learn, and receive crucial feedback on their research from peers and subject matter experts in their field. As exciting and beneficial as conferences are, some students miss out on these career-building opportunities. For this reason, AGU holds a Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) in which undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe can …

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April 30, 2019

Spring 2019 Virtual Poster Showcase: Announcing the Winners!

The 2019 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase brought students from high school to graduate school, and from near and far! We had excellent presenters from countries around the world showcasing their hard work and contribution to the fields of earth and space science. Presenters were able to learn about their peers’ research while also strengthening and/or gaining new skills such as presenting, communicating, critically-thinking, and the ability to peer-review scientific work! …

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December 20, 2018

Internships in the U.S. Capital

Washington, D. C. (Internship) Universe: Policy Positions and Beyond in the U.S. Capital I’ve heard that you can be an intern in Washington, D. C., on a virtually indefinite basis. After 6 months working in the U.S. capital city, my preliminary findings so far confirm the idea. In my time in Washington, I’ve held two internships. My first internship was at the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) working in geoscience policy, …

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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 …

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May 14, 2018

Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase: Announcing the Winners!

The 2018 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase brought students from high school to graduate school, and from near and far! We had 67 excellent presenters from countries around the world showcasing their hard work and contribution to the fields of earth and space science. Presenters were able to learn about their peers’ research while also strengthening and/or gaining new skills such as presenting, communicating, critically-thinking, and the ability to peer-review scientific …

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