Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop: Earthquakes And Tsunamis
Wednesday and Thursday
In December 2006, more than 13,000 Earth and space scientists from around the world will convene in San Francisco to attend the Fall Meeting and you can benefit from this scientific gathering!
The Fall 2006 GIFT Workshop is free for participating teachers who register by Friday, 24 November 2006. Space is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to register early. The Workshop will include hands-on classroom activities directly aligned with the National Science Content Standards. More information about the detailed program can be obtained by contacting Dr. Inés Cifuentes, AGU Education and Career Services Manager.
To register for the workshop, please complete the GIFT Workshop online registration form.
Workshop for Earth Science Teachers: Hands-on, Inquiry-Based Classroom and Laboratory Assignments: Bringing Research in Earth–Surface Processes and Hydrology to K-12 and Undergraduate Students
Friday, 15 December
Are you interested in integrating hands-on activities and inquiry into your classroom?
Are you looking for new hands-on exercises to add to your instructional program?
Would you like the opportunity to talk with scientists and educators who have developed hands-on exercises from current Earth Science research?
This workshop is convened by Dr. Kate Pound, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, and Karen Campbell, Education Director, National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics (NCED), St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota. Mr. Lee Schmitt, Professional Development Coordinator, Center for Global Environmental Education, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota will facilitate the workshop.
To register for the workshop ($20 FULLY REFUNDABLE, deadline is December 4th) go to http://www.nced.umn.edu/handson.html, Participants must register for the AGU Meeting ($40 one day on-site); see http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm06/?content=registration.
Friday, 15 December
In the Student EXPloration of Research in the Earth and Space Sciences (EXPRESS) program, middle school student groups are invited to visit the AGU Exhibit Hall with their classes to learn more about research and careers in the Earth and space science, meet scientists, view demonstrations, and take home fun activities! Volunteers are sought to help provide demonstrations for this event and to escort groups.
AGU members interested in volunteering should contact Ines Cifuentes, AGU:
Tel: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 508
Monday through Friday
AGU continues its acclaimed and successful Career Center, a valuable source for employment positions, current career information, and the latest data on employment trends in the geosciences.
Post Employment Opportunities at $75 for 1–3 positions and $100 for more than 3 positions.
With the Fall Meeting attracting some of the most talented and promising geoscientists, the AGU Career Center is your ideal choice to recruit for positions, meet and interview candidates and access our extensive resume database. All employers must be registered to attend the meeting to participate in this activity.
An updated list of Employment Opportunities will be available shortly.
Interview Booth Rental
Interview booth space is available for rental at these rates:
To request additional information or reserve interview booth space, please contact:
AGU Career Services, AGU
A public listing of Employment Opportunities is now available.
The Fall Meeting brings together top employers from academe, industry and government. The AGU Career Center provides a full range of employment opportunities in the geosciences as well as post-doctoral opportunities, fellowships, and other valuable career information and services. All prospective employees must bring 5 copies of their resume for consideration and be registered for the meeting to participate. There is no charge for prospective employees to use the Career Center services.
Prospective employees who are registered for the meeting my submit their resume online for employer review.
Upload Your Resume Now.
Career Planning Workshop: Career Path Alternatives
This event has been cancelled.
Student Travel Grants
The deadline for receipt of the Student travel grant application has past.
Annual MARGINS Prize for Outstanding Student Presentation
Apply Online by 24 November 2006.
The MARGINS Program offers a $1000 prize for the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation or Poster on MARGINS-related science at the 2006 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:
Monday through Friday
Academic institutions offering Earth and space science degrees and programs are featured in this dedicated exhibition area. Over 30 departments searching for graduate students or postdoctoral candidates and advertising their institutions and 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.
Monday through Friday
Need a place to continue a discussion or looking for a comfortable chair to read brochures from the Academic Showcase, or chat with fellow job-seekers about career alternatives? Visit this special lounge, located adjacent to the Career Center on Level 3 of the Convention Center and available to meeting attendees from 0830h–1800h daily. Look for the schedule of special events and bring-your-own brownbag lunch–time talks on specific topics, posted at the lounge entrance.
Career Path Alternatives Luncheon
Tuesday, 12 December
Are you interested in learning more about your professional options outside academia? This program, sponsored by the Swiss Reinsurance Company and Chevron Corporation, allows AGU student members to speak with scientists and non-academic employers in an informal setting. Tickets to the luncheon are free to students attending the meeting, but only 200 seats are available. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Career Center on Level 3 prior to the luncheon.
ExxonMobil Morning Mixer for Students
Wednesday, 13 December
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.
Outstanding Student Paper Awards
Judges from most of AGU's 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 2007) will receive a formal certificate and have their names published in Eos later in the spring.