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December 9, 2011

Bright Futures

This morning, the annual Bright Students Training as Research Scientists (Bright STaRS) poster session took place, followed by a luncheon for the Bright STaRS students with Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science (MS PHD’S) students and AGU Fellows. This afternoon, Bright STaRS students partnered with Fellows to visit scientific […]

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Geoscientific Tinkerers Unite!

Imagine scientists working in dark basements, to euphorically run out with a new thought provoking insight or world improving device. I couldn’t help but think of this classical stereotype when I descended into Moscones Centre underground poster hall at this year’s AGU Fall Meeting. We are scientists gathering in basements, although the basement is quite […]

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December 7, 2011

Communicating with Congress: Learn the do’s and don’ts at this luncheon event on Thursday

Are you interested in science policy, and curious about how you can use your expertise to help inform policymakers?  Learn how you can better inform legislators at a luncheon event on Thursday, 8 December, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballroom A-B, titled, “Communicating with Congress.” This luncheon workshop will emphasize that […]

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AGU Task Force on Scientific Ethics

The AGU Task Force on Scientific Ethics held a Town Hall Session to report on their official charge and activities, and to officially open the discussion to interested members. Moderated by task force chair, Dr. Peter Gleick, the session covered the proposed components of a Code of Conduct, what conditions constitute misconduct, the process for […]

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GIFT: Getting the Latest Research into the Classroom

For the past two days, the AGU NESTA 2011 Geophysical Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop has been taking place at the Marriott Marquis. This year, the annual event was attended by about 40 K-12 formal and informal educators. The unique format of the workshop consisted of five teams of scientists and education specialists who presented an […]

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December 6, 2011

Improve Your Skills in Networking and Navigating the NSF system

Join the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) tomorrow for two free workshops: one on navigating the NSF system in the morning (0900h-1200h) and one on networking in the afternoon (1400h-1700h). Both will take place in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Golden Gate A room. They are open to all Fall Meeting registrants, not just women. […]

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AGU Announces New Science Policy Conference

Are you interested in science policy and curious about how you can use your expertise to help inform policymakers?  If so, then please save the dates of Monday, 30 April – Thursday, 3 May 2012 for AGU’s first Science Policy Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. Scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders will be present […]

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December 5, 2011

Learn About AGU’s Congressional Science and Mass Media Fellowships

Have you ever considered spending the summer as a science reporter in a mass media outlet? Or taking one year to work for a Member of Congress on Capitol Hill? AGU gives you the opportunity to do both through our Mass Media Fellowship and Congressional Science Fellowship. Come learn about these exciting fellowship programs at […]

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Ice Breaker marks the start of the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting

Hundreds of geoscientists packed into Moscone North Sunday evening for the Ice Breaker Reception. They reconnected with old friends and colleagues, tasted some area brews and celebrated the start the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting. And while it was a little overwhelming for some first-time meeting attendees, others welcomed the start of what one seismologist likened […]

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The S Factor video workshop is tomorrow night!

For all the budding filmmakers out there—don’t forget to come to The S Factor video workshop tomorrow night in Moscone South, Room 300! Three Hollywood filmmakers will critique 10 videos created and submitted by AGU scientists and talk about the secrets behind successful video storytelling. Leading the workshop is oceanographer-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson, writer and director […]

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December 4, 2011

I Blogged #AGU11

Attention all social-media-savvy Earth and space scientists – you’re invited to mingle with other Facebook fans, geotweeps (and spacetweeps!) and bloggers at our Social Media Soiree! We’ll provide the appetizers and (FREE!) beer, just come ready to chat about your favorite blogs, new social media platforms, the proper ratio of hashtag to tweet, and much […]

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December 3, 2011

Earth and Space Science (Free) for All

The 2011 Fall Meeting hasn’t even officially started yet, but we’re kicking things off with a bang tomorrow during our free public events. This year’s public lecture has something special to offer kids and adults, scientists and non-scientists alike: a talk by astronaut Andrew Feustel on what it’s like to start out as a geophysicist […]

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