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.

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.

The abstracts for the student pop-up sessions must be submitted through the Fall Meeting submission site. Students may submit an abstract for a Pop-Up session in addition to an abstract for any other section or focus group.  The deadline to submit an abstract was 6 August 2014.

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

Water Sciences Pop-Up Session

16 December 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Pacific H

Conveners:  Sheila M Saia, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Timothy H.M. van Emmerik, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

Check out the Water Sciences Pop-Up Session in the Scientific Program for abstract information.

This session provides students the opportunity to give a 5min TED-like presentation on their future vision of water sciences. We offer students a platform to share their ideas with fellow (young) scientists and the general public. Presentations should strive to go beyond a condensed form of one’s research to address broader issues like education and global water scarcity. Visit http://watersciences-popups.blogspot.com/ for notable examples and a detailed session description. Selections will be based on abstract and career stage, with the goal of having a diverse range of topics and backgrounds. A training workshop on effective presentation skills will follow the session. This session is restricted to students and those who submit can be first author on another abstract submission.

Teaching and Career Challenges in Geoscience Pop-Up Session

17 December 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Pacific H

Conveners: Gabrielle Tepp, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States;  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; Kasey Aderhold, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States

Check out the Teaching and Career Challlenges in Geoscience Pop-Up Session in the Scientific Program for abstract information.

In this session, students will give 5-minute pop-up talks that discuss teaching and learning in the geosciences, with respect to both themselves and others. The first half will focus on the challenges of reaching a broad audience and the methods the presenters have used to overcome those difficulties to teach non-scientists about the geosciences. The second half will shift to the methods that geoscientists use to overcome challenges throughout their careers as their own research interests and disciplines change and evolve. 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 or methods and tools for learning new disciplines. (Note: This session is a combination of the sessions “Keeping Geology Alive: Interactive Demonstrations in the Earth Sciences” and “The Challenges Faced and Strategies Used When Switching Disciplines”.)