High school, undergraduate, and graduate students can present at the AGU Fall Meeting and receive valuable feedback from experts in their field. The exposure to emerging science and the opportunity to network and learn about career paths are what makes the AGU Fall Meeting worth attending—whether you’re presenting or not!

Water Sciences PopupStudent & Early Career Scientist Conference

Join us on Sunday, 14 December for AGU’s first Student & Early Career Scientist Conference!  Network with your fellow students and early career scientists while gaining valuable insight into the job market and sharpening your communication skills!

There will be two tracks: one focusing on young Hydrologists and another open to all student and early career scientists.  More information.

Roommate Board

Looking to share hotel costs at Fall Meeting?  Find other students to room with by posting on AGU’s Roommate Board!  More information.

San Francisco City Tours and Student Trips

All members arriving before the Fall Meeting are invited to join AGU staff on tours of San Francisco sights, including Muir Woods, Sausalito, and the Exploratorium.  Trips are planned for Saturday, 13 December; the evening of Tuesday, 16 December; and the evening of Thursday, 18 December.  Details here.

Student “Pop-Up” Talks

Pop-Up sessions are exciting new sessions entirely created by and organized by students!  The goal is for students to develop an interdisciplinary session that will feature students giving a five minute “pop-up” talk about how their research impacts society, vision of the future of geophysics, or experience as a student of a particular continent, country, race, gender, etc.

Students at an early career stage can gain practice communicating their research to other scientists and the general public.  Students will be encouraged to submit an additional media component, of their own work, highlighting the theme of their abstract. Examples of media include, video (up to 1 minute long), photo, mural, or other creative art form.

There will be two Pop-Up Sessions at the Fall Meeting:  Water Sciences Pop-Ups and Teaching and Career Challenges in Geoscience Pop-Ups

Student Lounge

American Geophysical Union - Fall Meting 2012Come to the Student Lounge in Moscone South Poster Hall to take a break in between sessions, network with other students, and meet your section or focus group’s student representative!  Recharge your batteries . . . or your cell phone or laptop batteries!  Various other activities and interactive meetings will be planned throughout the week!

Don’t dine alone!  Come to the Student Lounge at 5:30 P.M. Monday – Friday to meet fellow students, pick up menus and walking maps.

Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) Program

Gain valuable feedback about your presentation skills and scientific research by participating in the OSPA program!  Students are evaluated by anonymous judges while explaining their poster or presenting orally and scores are shared with you to help you in improve your communication skills.   See video below for presentation tips and find more information here or check out past winners in the OSPA Winners Circle.

Students must confirm participation by 31 October in the online system.


Student Volunteer Program

Earn free Fall Meeting registration while gaining a behind-the-scenes look at the largest geophysical conference!  More information.

2014 Student T-Shirt Contest Winner


Congratulations to Kasey Aderhold for her winning t-shirt design, titled “Geoscience Haiku.”our golden gate bridge lines become earth water wind knowledge awaits you. Kasey will receive free Fall Meeting registration and this stylish t-shirt will be sold at the Fall Meeting and online after the meeting.  Proceeds will benefit the student travel grant fund!

 2014 Student Video Contest Winners

Hayley Keen, Frazer Matthews-Bird, William Gosling, and Encarni Montoya submitted this fantastic entry to the 2014 Student Video Contest!

Their video, titled “Past Environmental Change in the Amazon Basin,” is a video diary recorded while conducting PhD fieldwork in Ecuador. It gives the viewer a feel for what it is like to be a geoscientist and provides a unique, informal perspective of a field expedition. The video introduces some of the fundamental principles of earth sciences; including geological time, environmental and climate change, whilst retaining the sense of excitement and adventure of fieldwork. Presenting scientists in an informal light can become a great platform for public engagement in cutting edge research.

Student Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for students planning to attend Fall Meeting.  More information.