Attending Fall Meeting as an undergraduate student can be overwhelming. The Undergraduate Mentoring Program (UMP) pairs selected undergraduate students with more experienced attendees to provide guidance throughout the week. UMP mentors and mentees will meet daily throughout the meeting, fostering a strong mentoring relationship. This program is modeled after similar programs at other scientific society meetings (e.g. ESA’s SEEDS Program). The deadline to apply was Tuesday, 14 November.
UMP Mentors: Mentors can range from early-career scientists to senior scientists including AGU awardees or honorees. The most important requirements are that the mentor has attended at least one Fall Meeting before, shares the students’ research/scientific interests, and has knowledge and experience that will be useful to the student. UMP mentor applications will open in September for the 2017 Fall Meeting. Learn more here.
UMP Mentees: The 2017 UMP program at Fall Meeting will accept a limited number of undergraduate students. Applications will be judged based on students’ interest in the program. Applicants will also be reviewed to foster gender, racial, ethnic, and institutional diversity among student mentees. Accepted students will then select a single mentor from a provided list, which allows students to review mentors’ personal interests and career accomplishments. UMP mentee applications will open in September for the 2017 Fall Meeting. Learn more here.