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Join Us at Fall Meeting!

Welcome students, early-mid career professionals, and faculty! We have a variety of education events offered for everyone from high school participants to department chairs to develop professional skills and network with others in similar fields. The following AGU Education events will be held at Fall Meeting 2018.

K-12 Students

Bright STaRS Poster Session
The link to the session will be available from the scientific program in October.
Open to all

Bright STaRS Luncheon
Thursday, 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M.
Renaissance,  Grand South Room
This is an invitation only event for participants in the Bright STaRS Program.
Invitation only

K-12 Educators

Geophysical Information For Teachers Workshops
Monday, Tuesday, 7:00 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
Renaissance, Room 8-9
Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshops allow science teachers to hear about the latest geoscience research from the scientists making the discoveries, explore new classroom resources for their students, and visit exhibits and technical sessions of the AGU meeting for free.
Registration required*

Faculty

Heads and Chairs workshop
Sunday, 7:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (Reception from 4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.)
Renaissance, Room 8-9
This one-day workshop provides an opportunity for heads and chairs of Earth and Space Science departments to discuss issues and strategies for building a strong department, meet other heads and chairs, and learn more about current issues. See http://serc.carleton.edu/departments/heads-chairs17/index.html.
Invitation only

COAChing Strong Two-Year College Educators in Strategic Negotiations
Sunday, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Renaissance, Room 10-11
This workshop is designed to build an understanding of mutual interest based negotiations and problem-solving. The content will focus on both understanding the other party’s interests and asking for what you want or need to be successful. Participants will evaluate their personal conflict resolution styles. Cases reinforce the use of effective styles in negotiating and problem-solving and help define patterns of negotiations when choice and stress are factors. Participants practice their own cases and receive feedback. Several methods of responding to difficult tactics are demonstrated and discussed. Register and learn more.
Invitation only

Building Strong Geoscience Programs at Two-Year Colleges
Monday, 1:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
This workshop for educators from two-year colleges will provide an opportunity for participants to analyze strengths and opportunities of their program, discuss alignment of program goals with institutional goals, and explore approaches for investigating program initiatives using success and completion data. The workshop will also present strategies to develop a thriving community of students and faculty including approaches for attracting students to your program, instructional strategies that promote equity and support inclusion of all students, activities that prepare students for the professional workforce, and approaches for working with both full- and part-time faculty in your program. Register here.
Invitation only

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*

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*

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

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. This workshop is a partnership between AGU and the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), Geosciences Division.
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

Navigating the NSF System
Tuesday, 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

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. As a result of this session, participants will be able to identify: (1) different ways in which sexual and other types of harassment and bullying can manifest in research environments; (2) strategies for bystander intervention, and (3) resources to share with their home departments for cultural change. 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

Sustaining Cities Climate Action Social Innovations Through Education, Civic Engagement and Workforce Development
Wednesday, 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
The workshop will convene leaders and educational professionals working at city/sub-national scales to ensure Americans can reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks with a special focus on Washington D.C. and the region as a case study to explore (with transferable ideas/concepts/actions to other locales), and invite all who are interested in contributing to and learning from this discussion.
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

Students

Mentoring Program Welcome Reception
Sunday, 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Renaissance, Room 8-9
This is an invitation only event for participants in the Undergraduate Mentoring Program.
Invitation only

Mentoring Program Planning Meeting
Monday, 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room
This is an invitation only event for participants in the Undergraduate Mentoring Program.
Invitation only

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

Diversity and Inclusion Reception
Monday, 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Convention Center, Ballroom ABC Prefunction
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

Navigating the NSF System
Tuesday, 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.