Pop-Up Talks are exciting sessions organized entirely by students and early career scientists. The goal is for students and early career scientists to give a five-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. Learn more about the sessions below!
Abstract Submission Opens: 12 September 2018
Abstract Submission Closes: Abstract Submissions have closed.
Pop-Up abstracts do not have a fee and do not count against an attendee’s Fall Meeting scientific program abstract allotment, as pop-up talks are not part of the official scientific program.
The Role of a Scientist in the 21st Century: Big Ideas for the Next 100 Years and How to Get There (Monday, 10 December)
Conveners: Megan R.M. Brown; Sina Khatami
The scientific community continues to grow with technology and innovation breakthroughs. Research is increasingly interdisciplinary and will continue to become more so. Scientists have moved forward to become better collaborators with other scientists and key players in the public sphere. As such, interest in evolving to be better educators, more inclusive and diverse, and impactful communicators in the geosciences is higher than ever. As AGU celebrates its centennial, we look forward to the next 100 years. We invite AGU members and scientists of all levels to give a short 5-minute pitch of the next big idea and a few thoughts on how to move forward. We encourage talks on any topic related to the geosciences including but not limited to: scientific research; science applications; science technology; geoscience education; science communication; student/early career representation; and/or expanding our scientific community. This is a session to share and brainstorm big ideas. Pop-up abstract selections will be based on ensuring a diverse range of topics, backgrounds, and career levels.
Frontiers in Hydrology: Paths Toward the Next Century in Water Research (Tuesday, 11 December)
Conveners: Frederick Cheng, Qina Yan, Sina Khatami
Although humans have studied and managed water resources for millennia, hydrology has evolved immensely in the last century. The field continues to grow more integrated, while tackling complex issues across wide spatial and temporal scales. Big data, cross-disciplinary collaborations, novel data collection and analytical methods can help address the major questions of our time in the face of increasing uncertainties, such as: How do we manage the Food-Water-Energy nexus under climate change? Can we find a unifying framework for our knowledge across wide spatiotemporal scales? How will increasing anthropogenic stressors affect our water resources? We invite members of all experience levels to share their vision on where hydrology is heading and how we can tackle the issues of the 21st century in the form of 5-minute lightning pitches. Presentations should attempt to go beyond one’s research to address broader issues of an interdisciplinary nature.
Hydrology for Public Good: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Community Engagement (Tuesday, 11 December)
Conveners: Anna Hermes, Megan Brown
Hydrology as a research field is inherently linked to solving real world problems in water resources management. Even when addressing the most fundamental research questions, results are highly relevant to a wide variety of stakeholders. Yet, often hydrologic studies go unnoticed, even if studies are in a community’s own “backyard.” How does a hydrologist start and maintain connections to community members or organizations? What does the process look like? What are examples of successful hydrology engagement? This pop-up session of short (5-10 min) talks, in coordination with AGU Thriving Earth Exchange and AGU’s Sharing Science Program, invites abstracts that outline best practices and lessons learned from doing hydrology for the public good.
Discussion (Wednesday, 12 December)
Building Communities Through Shared Experiences: Social Dimensions in AGU (Thursday, 13 December)
Conveners: Caitlyn Hall, Sina Khatami
Every scientist’s journey is scattered with unique obstacles, detours, and seemingly dead ends—yet we all share a common thread. Each has a story of triumphs and failures that help them become stronger scientists, and eventually build a stronger community. These learning moments are of transdisciplinary nature, that is they can happen anywhere, from the lab to passion projects. AGU celebrates diversity and growth, and we invite you to continue that tradition. We ask you to share these lessons learned to address challenges in our scientific community and help us turn them into opportunities. We want to hear, in short 5-minute pitches, your best ideas based on your own experiences for enhancing the AGU community. Examples of submissions may include, but are not limited to, collaborating with cross-disciplinary groups, outcomes of collaborative side projects, and efforts engaging non-scientist communities to address burning challenges. AGU members of all experience levels are welcome to submit to this pop-up session; we want to hear about your successes and be inspired by your vision for the future.
Bridging Science and Policy for Change: Best Practices (Thursday, 13 December)
Conveners: Caitlyn Hall, Sina Khatami, Sam Illingworth, Tim van Emmerik, Heidi Roop
Policy and scientific communities are not isolated and the actions of both have significant influence on the other. Because of these complex interactions, it is crucial for the benefit of society that these two groups work well together and have effective communication lines. However, it is not always clear how to do this at an individual or group level, and the learning curves can be steep. We invite scientist and non-scientist AGU members to briefly discuss their successes, obstacles, and best practices when affecting change on the science policy stage in the form of 5-minute pitches to be followed with discussion. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, engagement activities, community needs-driven research projects, and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders with local, state, or federal level policy organizations. Pop-up submissions will be selected to ensure a diverse range of topics, backgrounds, and career levels.
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