AGU Fall Meeting Undergraduate Mentoring Program

Attending Fall Meeting as an undergraduate student can be overwhelming. The Undergraduate Mentoring Program (UMP) pairs 50 undergraduate students with more experienced attendees to provide guidance throughout the week. UMP mentors and mentees will meet daily throughout the course of the meeting, fostering a strong mentor-mentee relationship. This program is modeled after similar programs at other scientific society meetings (e.g. ESA’s SEEDS Program).


FM 15 Career Opportunities Networking LunchUMP Mentors: Mentors can range from early-career scientists to senior scientists and AGU awardees/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 for the 2016 Fall Meeting are now closed. Learn more

UMP Mentees: The 2016 program at Fall Meeting will accept 50 undergraduate students. Applications will be judged based on students’ statements of interest in the program and will also be reviewed to foster gender, racial, ethnic, and institutional diversity amongst the student mentees and ensure that one school does not dominate the program. Accepted students will then select a single mentor from a provided list, which allows students to take into account their personal interests and career goals. UMP mentee applications for the 2016 Fall Meeting are now closed. Learn more