Early-Career Scientist and Faculty Workshops

2015 AGU Fall Meeting. Games Arcade

The following workshops target early-career scientists and faculty at the 2018 Fall Meeting:

Career planning and networking workshop for students
Monday, 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
Get career planning tips and learn networking strategies that you can put into action right away. Get tips from experts who will share their advice and provide hands-on tools. Topics covered will include identifying your skills and values, and learning strategies for networking, finding mentors, and setting up informational interviews. This workshop will also serve to provide students a chance to meet peers at the conference.
Open to all

Engaging Environmental Justice in Geoscience Courses
Monday, 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
Many of the topics we teach in undergraduate geoscience courses address issues where environmental justice is an important challenge. Engaging the relationship between geoscience and environmental justice can strengthen students’ interest in geoscience and build their ability to work on complex societal issues in their geoscience careers. This workshop will focus on two strategies for incorporating environmental justice in undergraduate courses: case studies and service learning, as well as provide a discussion of the challenges of incorporating social issues in our courses.
Ticket required*

Diversity and Inclusion Reception
Monday, 7:15 P.M.-8:45 P.M.
Convention Center, South Pre-Function Foyer (3rd Floor)
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.
Open to all

Bringing geoscience practices into the classroom: developing students’ skills
Tuesday, 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
The ways in which geoscientists think and learn about the Earth are skills that we want students to gain in our geoscience courses along with content knowledge. This workshop will focus on enhancing our teaching to engage students at all levels—from introductory to advanced—in developing the critical skills of geoscience: learning from observation, thinking across temporal and spatial scales, and working with complex systems.
Ticket required*

Establishing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program
Tuesday, 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
This workshop is designed for new and future geosciences faculty, including graduate students and postdocs preparing to enter academic positions, who are interested in developing an undergraduate research program, as well as faculty interested in expanding their research programs to include undergraduates. The workshop will cover funding opportunities, integrating research into courses, research project selection and mentoring of undergraduates, and institutional support for undergraduate research. Facilitators will work with the participants to develop their own strategy for developing a research program involving undergraduates.
Ticket Required*

Measuring Water Resources with GPS, Gravity, and Traditional Methods: Undergraduate Teaching Module
Tuesday, 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
Want to incorporate new ways of measuring water resources into your instruction? This short course will give you the teaching materials and knowledge to include vertical and reflection GPS and satellite gravity, as well as traditional data sets, into your undergraduate classes. Appropriate for hydrogeology, environmental science, and more. Apply by November 1.
Invitation only

Strategies for Responding to Hostile Work Climates
Tuesday, 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
This interactive session will describe academic practices and institutional structures that allow for harassment, bullying and other hostile behaviors to persist, discuss initiatives to address harassment as research misconduct, and provide training in personal intervention strategies to protect and support targets of harassment.  Led by members of the ADVANCEGeo Team with support from the Earth Science Women’s Network, Association of Women Geoscientists, and AGU.
Open to All

Navigating the NSF System
Wednesday, 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
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.
Open to all

Opportunities Beyond Academia
Wednesday, 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
Thinking about a career outside of academia? It can often be difficult to get help finding a job in a non-profit 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.
Open to all

Are you a passive or active bystander? Bystander Intervention Training
Thursday, 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
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.
We will cover the Bystander Effect, the 5 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.
Open to all


* To attend this event, please register for it in the AGU Fall Meeting 2018 registration portal.