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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 2017.

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.
Hilton Riverside, Second Floor, Churchill D
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, 7:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Camp
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.)
Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Camp
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

Hooking Undergraduates into Geophysics Data and Methods Through Societally Important Issues
Sunday, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Canal
This short course gives instructors hands-on experience with curricular modules that feature a variety of geophysics methods for better measuring the earth. Modules are firmly grounded in societal important reasons for learning geoscience and include relevant quantitative skill development. Modules can be found at http://serc.carleton.edu/getsi.
Invitation only

Establishing and Sustaining an Undergraduate Research Program
Monday, 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
The workshop will cover, and participants will receive materials on, funding opportunities (including National Science Foundation), integrating research into courses, research project selection and mentoring of undergraduates, and institutional support for undergraduate research.
Ticket required

Supporting the success of ALL students: Broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences
Tuesday, 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
MCCNO , Third Floor, Room 338-339
This workshop offers strategies for attracting a diverse population to geosciences and for strengthening support for all students, particularly those underrepresented in the sciences.  We will discuss questions related to the importance of diversity within the student population and the outwardly apparent lack of interest and high attrition for students from minority groups.
Ticket required

Sustainable solutions to societal issues: Teaching Earth literacy across the undergraduate curriculum
Tuesday, 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
MCCNO , Third Floor, Room 338-339
InTeGrate has developed a set of community-built modules that directly address Earth-related grand challenges through the use of engaging, data-rich activities that incorporate interdisciplinary problem solving. In this workshop, we will explore the InTeGrate materials, discuss the underlying design rubric, and work with participants to adapt the materials to their institutional and geographic setting.
Ticket required

Diversity and Inclusion Reception
Tuesday, 6:15 P.M.-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.
Open to all

Networking Reception for Early Career Female Scientists and Students
Tuesday, 6:15 P.M.-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.
Open to all

Navigating the NSF System
Wednesday, 9:00 A.M.-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.
Open to all

Space Physics and Aeronomy and Planetary Education and Public Outreach Committee Lunch
Wednesday, 12:00 P.M.-1:30 P.M.
Hilton Riverside , First Floor, Grand Salon -Suite B -Sec 12
This is an invitation only event for members of the Space Physics and Aeronomy and Planetary Education and Public Outreach Committee.
Invitation only

Strategies for Attracting and Advancing a Diverse Geoscience Workforce
Wednesday, 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
The goals of this workshop are to (1) identify elements from successful programs for attracting and advancing historically-underrepresented earth scientists at multiple career stages, and (2) identify strategies that AGU and its members can enact to broaden the participation of a diverse membership and geoscience workforce. A panel presentation will be followed by small break-out round-table discussions centered on topics related to various career stages and professional tracks of interest.
Open to all

Building Strategies for Cities to Address Climate Change with Climate Literacy Cross Sector Collaboration
Thursday, 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
This half-day workshop will examine and move forward a city level strategy for a climate literacy collaboration effort that enables cross sector collaboration at city/sub-national scales to ensure Americans can reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks.
Open to all

Students

Undergraduate Mentoring Program Welcome Reception
Sunday, 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Hilton Riverside, Third Floor, Camp
This is an invitation only event for participants in the Undergraduate Mentoring Program.
Invitation only

Undergraduate Mentoring Program Planning Meetings
Monday-Thursday, 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
This is an invitation only event for participants in the Undergraduate Mentoring Program.
Invitation only

Undergraduate Student Networking Workshop
Monday, 8:00 A.M.-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.
Open to all

Diversity and Inclusion Reception
Tuesday, 6:15 P.M.-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.
Open to all

Networking Reception for Early Career Female Scientists and Students
Tuesday, 6:15 P.M.-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.
Open to all

Navigating the NSF System
Wednesday, 9:00 A.M.-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.
Open to all

Opportunities Beyond Academia
Wednesday, 4:00 P.M.-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 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.-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.
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

Undergraduate Mentoring Program Near Peer Networking Session
Thursday, 5:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.
MCCNO, Third Floor, Room 338-339
This is an invitation only event for participants in the Undergraduate Mentoring Program.
Invitation only