Fall Meeting attendees are eligible to participate in several special workshops that offer professional development activities related to education, teaching, and research in the Earth and space sciences. Current workshops include: "Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations," "Space Science and Astronomy Teaching Excellence Workshop for College Faculty," "Grant Proposal Writing for Minority and Minority-Serving Scientists," "How to Get a Research Program Started at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution," and "Scientific Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom".
More information about these workshops and how to register for them can be found at Professional Development Workshops.
Are you looking for a place to continue an engaging discussion prompted by an Education Session? Or trying to find a comfortable chair to read brochures from the Academic Showcase, or chat with fellow job-seekers about career alternatives? Are you a student or recent graduate interested in getting informal advice from program managers about how the federal funding system works? Visit this special lounge, located adjacent to the Career Center in the 3rd floor lobby of Moscone Center West and available to meeting attendees from 0830h - 1700h daily. Look for the schedule of daily special events and bring-your-own brownbag lunch-time talks on specific topics, posted at the lounge entrance.
Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop
|Employer Booth Rental|
|One Half Day||0830h-1230h or 1300h-1700h||$75|
|One Full Day||0830h-1700h||$150|
|Entire Week||Monday to Friday, 0830h-1700h||$500|
The Fall Meeting brings together top employers from academe, industry and government. The AGU Career Center provides a full range of job opportunities in the geosciences as well as post-doctoral opportunities, fellowships, and other valuable career information and services. All job candidates must bring 5 copies of their resume for consideration and be registered for the meeting to participate. There is no charge for job candidates to use the Career Center services.
To request additional information or reserve interview booth space, please contact AGU Career Services, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 504; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail: email@example.com.
Many graduate students in the Earth and space sciences are interested
in faculty positions. What is it like being a professor at a community
college? A liberal arts college? A research university? How do
teaching, research, and life balance in different academic settings?
This session will include an interactive panel discussion featuring
faculty from different types of academic institutions followed by a
brief reception. To request additional information, please contact AGU
Career Services, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel:
800-966-2481, ext. 504; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail:
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The MARGINS Program offers a $1000 prize for the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation or Poster on MARGINS-related science at the 2004 AGU Fall Meeting. The prize is open to students from any country presenting a MARGINS-related talk or poster at the conference for which they are the first author.
MARGINS is an NSF-funded program that seeks to facilitate outstanding interdisciplinary research, with foci on rupture of continental lithosphere, the (subduction) seismogenic zone, (passive margin) source-to-sink sedimentation, and the subduction factory. This prize highlights the important role of student research in accomplishing MARGINS science goals, and encourages cross-disciplinary input to the MARGINS Program.
Entries must include a brief statement of how the research relates to some aspect of MARGINS Science. This statement will be used for pre-screening of entries for relevance, and may be considered in the final choice of winner. The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified after the conference, and will be recognized within the MARGINS website and newsletter.
Please direct email inquiries to the MARGINS Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic institutions offering Earth and space science degrees and programs will be showcased in this dedicated exhibition area. Up to 30 departments searching for graduate students or postdoctoral candidates, trying to fill open positions, or simply advertising their institutions and their programs will be participating. The Showcase offers a valuable opportunity for students to explore their graduate school and academic employment options. See the Exhibits section of the meeting web site for department registration information and a list of participating institutions.
A complimentary breakfast will be held in honor of all graduate and undergraduate students registered for the meeting. Students will have the opportunity to hear an overview of AGU programs that serve its student members, meet with AGU leadership and representatives from ExxonMobil, and network with other students and future colleagues attending the meeting.
Judges from most of the Sections and Focus
Groups will be circulating throughout the meeting, in order to identify the
best presentations by first-author students at the meeting. Judges will consider
the scientific content of the work, but will place significant emphasis on the
quality of the presentation delivery and graphics and the knowledge and poise
of the student presenter. Winners (notified by the end of January 2005) will
receive a formal certificate and have their names published in Eos later
in the spring.