SCIENCE & EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

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Sunday


Student & Early Career Scientist Conference

Sunday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, Second Floor, Churchill B
Please note that this event is sold out. Join us for the 4th Annual Student & Early Career Scientist Conference  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.


Planetary Sciences & SPA Career Night Mixer

Sunday, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, Second Floor, Churchill C1, C2
Join notable scientists in planetary science and space physics at this mixer and find out about their careers in a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g., academics, industry, federal labs). Get a better understanding of what kinds of careers are available in planetary science and space physics and how to pursue them.


Monday


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.


Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) Student Experiences for Engagement and Development (SEED) Oral Union Session U13B

Monday, 1:40 P.M. to 3:40 P.M.
MCCNO, Second Floor, Room 252-254
OSPA winners from 2016 will be presenting brief, high-level, updates on their research. Enjoy some of the 2016 winning presentations and see the caliber required to be honored as an Outstanding Student Paper Awardee.


Student Mixer

Monday, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
MCCNO, First Floor, Exhibit Hall, Student Lounge
Head over to the Student Lounge during the Icebreaker Reception to enjoy a beverage station and food just for students! Hang out with old friends and make new ones. This is also a great opportunity to meet the student and early career scientist leadership of AGU and learn about important events and opportunities during the conference and beyond.


Tuesday


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.


Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) Student Experiences for Engagement and Development (SEED) eLightning Union Sessions I, II, III, and IV

Tuesday, times vary (see below)
MCCNO, First Floor, Poster Hall eLightning Area
OSPA winners from 2016 will be presenting brief, high-level, updates on their research. Enjoy some of the 2016 winning presentations and see the caliber required to be honored as an Outstanding Student Paper Awardee.
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.


Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition Winners’ Presentations

Tuesday, 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.
MCCNO, First Floor, Exhibit Hall, NASA Booth #1645
Come to the NASA booth in the Exhibition Hall to see presentations from this year’s Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition on the NASA Hyperwall.
Tuesday’s presenters:
Rebecca Lehman, Yale University
Yu Mo, University of Maryland
Jason West, University of Colorado


Beignets and Resumes

Tuesday, 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
MCCNO, First Floor, Exhibit Hall, Recruiters’ Row (next to Academic Showcase)
Talk to recruiters and AGU Pathfinder Career Services staff while enjoying some New Orleans staff during this recruitment and networking event. Bring your resume/C.V. and business cards!


Diversity and Inclusion Reception

Tuesday, 6:15 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, First Floor, Grand Ballroom – Suite CD
Help us celebrate all the aspects of 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. Light refreshments will be served. Co-located with event below.


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. Co-located with the event above.


Wednesday


Navigating the NSF System

Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
If you’re thinking about applying for NSF funding, this workshop is for you. It will be particularly helpful to graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty. 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.


Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition Winners’ Presentations

Wednesday, 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.
MCCNO, First Floor, Exhibit Hall, NASA Booth #1645
Come to the NASA booth in the Exhibition Hall to see presentations from this year’s Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition on the NASA Hyperwall.
Wednesday’s presenters:
Mahkameh Zarekarizi, Portland State University
Parker Hinton, University of Colorado
Andrea Albright, University of Houston


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.


Thursday


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.


Hydrology Town Hall and Pop-Up Talks: Upcoming Challenges within Our Community and Beyond

Thursday, 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 PM
MCCNO, Second Floor, Room 228-230
What challenges do you (fore)see with science in the next couple of years? What direction do you think we should be heading? Do you have an idea of improving the way we live and enjoy our science? How about quality of a life living with science? This session provides scientists the opportunity to give 5-minute presentations on their perception of the future of geosciences. Learn more about this session and submit your presentation abstract.


Student and Early Career Leaders Town Hall: Leadership Opportunities in New Orleans and in Your Local Community

Thursday, 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 PM
MCCNO, Second Floor, Room 255-257
This town hall will address developing and resourcing grassroots efforts, something on a larger scale than this year’s March for Science. AGU’s student and early career leadership hope to engage scientists and communities around the world and promote understanding of Earth and space science in conjunction with AGU”s 100th birthday.


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

Thursday, 6:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.
MCCNO, Second Floor, 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.  Learn more about this event including a list of panelists and conveners.