Students-Walking-Talking-Candid-4-290x200AGU will host the second Student & Early Career Scientist Conference, which will be held the day before the Fall Meeting begins! The conference will provide opportunities for networking and workshops on sharpening your career skills. It will be followed by a happy hour so that students can discuss the day’s activities and practice their networking skills. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are sold out.

View the Student and Early Career Conference digital program book.

View the presentations from the conference.

Sunday, 13 December 2015
San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Room Golden Gate B
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Two Tracks:

Interdisciplinary Science Track

The topics in this track will interest attendees no matter what specialty. Topics include:

  • Remote sensing in geosciences
  • Challenges and best practices for field work
  • The California drought: current state and ways forward

Career Guidance and Professional Development Track

The topics in this track will interest attendees no matter what specialty. Topics include:

  • Paper writing & reviewing
  • Scientific ethics
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Community science and skill-building
  • Achieving work-life balance
  • Sharing science with non-scientific audiences
  • Crowdfunding your science

Keynote speaker–Alaina Levine, author of Networking for Nerds (John Wiley 2015)

American Geophysical Union - Fall Meting 2012Mixer at ThirstyBear – Adventures in the Field / Disasters in the Lab Storytelling Contest”
Anyone attending the evening mixer can take part in a fun event:
Caught in a landslide? Burned in a volcanic eruption? Chased off an outcrop by a local with a machete?! Share your best and craziest field and/or laboratory stories and win cool Rite in the Rain prizes! Narratives should be brief (< 2 min). Please bring a visual aid on portable media so that it can be uploaded ahead of time. Or you can email your materials before the conference to Esther.Posner at Please note that the mixer is a sold out, ticketed event.