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 5-minute “pop-up” talk about how their research impacts society, their vision of the future of geophysics, or their experience as a student of a particular continent, country, race, gender, etc.  Pop-Up Talks may not be a condensed version of a student’s research.

Smiling-audience-members-1-290x200Students 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.

Please note that “pop-up” talks are an AGU Student Program activity and are not citable to the official Fall Meeting scientific program, which is scheduled by the AGU Fall Meeting Program Committee.

We encourage you to support your fellow students by attending these sessions!

Note: The Water Sciences Pop-up, Social Dimensions of Geoscience, and Keeping Geology Alive sessions are no longer accepting submissions, but you can still attend!

Water Sciences Pop-Up Session: Innovations, Challenges and Future Directions in Hydrology

Monday 14 December, 2015
Moscone South – Room 101

Conveners: Tim H.M. van Emmerik, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands; Sheila M. Saia, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States; Lieke Anna Melsen, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands; Kevin R. Roche, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States.

In cooperation with the Young Hydrologic Society, this session provides early career scientists the opportunity to give 5 minute presentations on their future vision of water sciences. We offer a platform to share ideas with fellow scientists and the general public. Presentations should strive to go beyond one’s research to address broader issues. Looking for inspiration? Visit the Young Hydrologic Society’s YouTube page for examples from previous Pop-Up Sessions at AGU’s Fall Meeting and EGU’s General Assembly.  Or try answering following questions:

• How do you think we can solve global water security issues?
• How can we improve science communication with the public and policymakers?
• What can you do with $10 and what would you do with $10,000,000?
• Will we ever predict river discharge and chemistry well enough?

Convince the world of your idea, sell your research in a way that connects with the public, or point out important issues in hydrology! This Pop-Up Session is open to both students and early career scientists. Talk proposal selections will based on ensuring a diverse range of topics, backgrounds, and career levels.  Applications are no longer being accepted for this session. View the speaker lineup.

Social Dimensions of Geoscience Pop-Up Session

Tuesday 15 December, 2015
Moscone South – Room 101

Conveners: Sheila M. Saia, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States; Natasha Krell, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, United States; Adam N. Wlostowski, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States; Timothy H.M. van Emmerik, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.

Broader participation in the geosciences has the untapped potential to promote diversity and equality while tackling complex, contemporary issues. As constituents of the scientific community, it is our responsibility to initiate a discussion on social factors underlying our work. This session provides the forum for AGU members to share success stories, discuss challenges, and call for future directions related to the social dimensions of the geosciences in 5 minute pitches. Topics may include, but are not limited to, gender and racial equality, interdisciplinary research, use-inspired science, community participation, science communication, and environmental policy. This Pop-Up Session is open to both students and early career scientists. Talk proposal selections will based on ensuring a diverse range of topics, backgrounds, and career levels. View the speaker lineup.

Keeping Geology Alive Pop-Up Session: Interactive Demonstrations in the Earth Sciences

Wednesday 16 December, 2015
Moscone South – Room 101

Conveners: John Leeman, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States; Hannah S. Rabinowitz, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY, United States.

This session offers students an opportunity to give a 5 minute presentation focused on outreach and classroom activities and demonstrations related to the geosciences.  Presentations can cover classroom and public demonstrations, methods, or platforms for sharing geoscience research to students and/or the public  in an accessible and engaging way.  Inclusion of videos and other media is encouraged.  The goal of this session is to share ideas for engaging students and the public in geosciences research.  A blog will be maintained at http://keepinggeologyalive.blogspot.com and will include content that presenters wish to make public, including but not limited to, videos and instructions on how a demonstration was conducted.  This Pop-Up Session is limited to students only.