SCIENCE & EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS


Student & Early Career Scientist Conference

Sunday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
AGU will host the 4th Student & Early Career Scientist Conference, which will be held the day before Fall Meeting begins, Sunday, 10 December. The conference will explore pressing Earth and space science topics and provide opportunities for networking and sharpening your career skills. Learn more about this event.


Student Pop-Up Talks

Pop-up sessions are exciting sessions organized entirely by students. The goal is for students to develop an interdisciplinary session featuring 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. More information on sessions and abstract submissions to come soon. 


Student Breakfast

Tuesday, 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.
Hilton Riverside, First Floor, Grand Ballroom – Suite B
Bookmark Tuesday, 12 December for the student breakfast! Wake up bright and early to enjoy breakfast with AGU section and focus group leaders. All Fall Meeting student attendees are welcome to attend, but student seating is limited to 400 on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and network with scientific leaders.


Undergraduate Student Networking Workshop

Monday, 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
Interested in learning strategies and tips on how to network, and want to expand your professional connections right away? Get tips and strategies on networking and hear from experts who will share their advice and experience at this workshop.


Diversity and Inclusion Reception

Tuesday, 6:15 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, First Floor, Grand Ballroom – Suite CD
A reception to celebrate all the aspects of our diversity (race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, cultural identity, disability, or socioeconomic status) in the Earth and space sciences. Join us as we collectively celebrate our accomplishments in promoting diversity and inclusion in the Earth and space sciences. Light refreshments will be served.


Networking Reception for Early Career Female Scientists and Students

Tuesday, 6:15 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, First Floor, Grand Ballroom – Suite CD
Network with successful women scientists, share stories, and learn best practices for addressing professional challenges. This event is especially designed for the benefit of student and early career female scientists. Come, relax, meet your colleagues, and enjoy light refreshments.


Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) Student Experiences for Engagement and Development (SEED) Union Sessions

OSPA Union Student Engagement to Enhance Development (SEED) Oral Session (U13B)
Monday, 1:40 P.M. to 3:40 P.M.
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – 252-254

OSPA Union Student Engagement to Enhance Development (SEED) eLightning Sessions I, II, III, and IV
Tuesday, times vary (see below)
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Poster Hall eLightning Area
U21B – 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
U22B – 10:20 A.M. to 12:20 P.M.
U23B – 1:40 P.M. to 3:40 P.M.
U24B – 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.


Navigating the NSF System

Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
This workshop is open to all AGU Fall Meeting attendees and will be particularly helpful to graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for NSF funding. Critique sample text from past NSF proposals, meet in groups with program officers to know what they are looking for, and learn how to ask the right questions, give the right answers, and get funded.


Opportunities Beyond Academia

Wednesday, 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
Thinking about a career outside of academia? It can often be difficult to get help finding a job in a nonprofit or government agency, within industry, or as a consultant. A panel of scientists with experience outside of academia will share their “lessons learned” and answer your questions about how to find and apply for jobs in policy, federal research labs, state agencies, NGOs, industry, and private enterprise.


Are you a passive or active bystander? Bystander Intervention Training

Thursday, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
This program will give you the skills, confidence, and motivation to move from being a passive bystander to an active bystander, to step up and intervene in workplace climate issues.

We will cover the Bystander Effect, the five stages necessary to move from being a passive to being an active bystander, factors that affect action, and how to create a culture of respect, accountability, and shared responsibility.


College of Fellows Town Hall: Publish or Perish? Publishing for Promotion

Thursday, 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.
MCCNO, Room 280-282
Each year the recently formed College of Fellows will host a town hall to address important issues in scientific research. This year’s panel will feature AGU journal editors and AGU Fellows, and address the manuscript publication process.