AGU’s Fall Meeting offers a wide variety of activities and events for students to network, interact with famous scientists, present their work and receive career path advice!


Student Breakfast

All students registered for the meeting are welcome to attend this complimentary breakfast. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet AGU leadership and staff and learn about the future course of the Union and its programs. Meet fellow students and future colleagues. Seating is strictly limited to 400 on a first-come, first-served basis.


Student Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for students planning to attend Fall Meeting. This program provides financial assistance to U.S. and international young scientists and students who have little or no support from research contracts or grants, and who are presenting for the first time an oral/poster presentation as first author at the meeting. The 2012 Student Travel Grants application process has ended.  Recipients will be announced 5 October, 2012.  Information can be found here.


Student Mixer

The AGU Fall Meeting can be daunting for first-time attendees, the majority of whom are students. The  AGU established the inaugural Student Mixer at Fall Meeting 2011 as an event to facilitate networking and camaraderie between the student attendees with music, food, and beer!  Ticket cost is $5, which can be paid online when registering for the conference or at the door.


Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA)

The Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) are awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences.  Each year, sections and focus groups recruit judges to assess and score student presentations.  Typically the top 3-5% of presenters in each section/focus group are awarded an OSPA.  Students requested to be considered during the abstract submission stage and cannot be added after the abstract submission deadline.  More information here.


Career Center

Take advantage of the world’s top talented Earth and space scientists in one location – interview your ideal new employee while at the Meeting or find the job that fits you perfectly! Hear from Earth and space science professionals about their careers in the Informal Talks series in the Career Lounge. Need some advice? The Career Center will also have career guidance workshops, career counseling sessions, and other networking opportunities.  More information here.