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Professional Development Workshops for Scientists and Educators
Joint Assembly attendees are eligible to participate in several special workshops that provide professional development activities related to education, teaching, and research in the Earth and space sciences. View the complete list of workshops and registration information.

Education/Student Lounge
0830h - 1700h
Tuesday through Friday

Are you looking for a place to continue an engaging discussion prompted by an Education Session? Or trying to find a comfortable chair to 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 Morial Convention Center Exhibit Hall. Look for the schedule of daily special events and bring-your-own brownbag lunch-time talks on specific topics, posted at the lounge entrance.

Outreach Programs

Earth and Space Science Career Forum
1330h - 1630h Sunday May 22
Morial Convention Center, Room R08

What do Geoscientists do? This special three-part forum – sponsored by Shell Exploration & Production Company - offers high school and undergraduate students from the New Orleans area valuable information about career opportunities in the Earth and space sciences. Four scientists will describe their work as an academic researcher studying fossils, an exploration geophysicist working in the petroleum industry, a government employee engaged in mineral exploration, and a seismologist working to establish global warning systems. These presentations will be followed by an Information Fair featuring education and career resources for students seeking more about these fields. In the final hour of the program, three Focus Sessions will explore "The Use of Technology in the Geosciences," "Educational Pathways to Careers in the Geosciences," and "Job Trends in the Geosciences." For more information or to participate as an exhibitor in the Information Fair, please contact Jill Karsten: AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 508; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail:

Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop
0830h - 1530h Tuesday and Wednesday
New Orleans Marriott Hotel Balcony 1

Registration deadline is 29 April 2005 - register here for the GIFT Workshop

This workshop offers teachers of pre-college students an opportunity to meet the scientists doing the research that is defining our physical world and its environment in space. This Spring's GIFT Workshop on "Extreme Weather" will explore our current understanding of climate and weather systems and related hazards, with emphasis on hurricanes, tornadoes, climate change, and coastal erosion. Participating teachers will be provided with complimentary meeting badges and will also have an opportunity to attend technical sessions and exhibits of the Joint Assembly. Registration deadline is Friday, 30 April 2005, and space is limited to the first 50 participants. For more information, contact Outreach: AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 515; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail:

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Career Center
0830h - 1700h Tuesday through Friday
Morial Convention Center Exhibit Hall

Looking for a great new employee for your academic, industry, or government team? Seeking an exciting job opportunity? The AGU Career Center provides the ideal site for linking a high quality, well-trained scientific workforce with the best job opportunities waiting to be filled. The Career Center also provides current career information and the latest data on employment trends in the geosciences.

Job Openings
A PUBLIC LISTING of job openings is available at the Employment Opportunites page.

Use the AGU Career Center Employer Pre-registration Form to post your positions, or register on-site. With the Joint Assembly 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. Employers who pre-register for the Career Center will be able to view job candidate resumes and vitae electronically prior to the Joint Assembly; information about this service will be provided upon job registration.

Employers are charged a small fee to post job announcements ($75 for 1-3 positions; $100 for > 3 positions). Interview booth space is available for rental at these rates:

Employer Booth Rental
Days Hours Rate
One Half Day 0830h-1230h or 1300h-1700h $75
One Full Day 0830h-1700h $150
Entire Week
(Tuesday to Friday)
0830h-1700h $400

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:

Job Candidates
The Joint Assembly 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. There is no charge for job candidates to use the Career Center services.

Career Planning Workshop: Career Path Alternatives in the Earth & Space Sciences
1830h - 2000h Monday, 23 May
New Orleans Marriott Hotel Balcony 1

A panel of Earth and space scientists working in industry, government, education and academic positions will share their stories and answer questions about the benefits and challenges associated with these various career path alternatives. Recent employment trends for new Ph.D. recipients in these fields will also be summarized. A complimentary reception will follow the formal program.

Earth and Space Science Career Forum

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Student Travel Grants
The deadline for receipt of the Student travel grant application has past.

Outstanding Student Paper Awards
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 July 2005) will receive a formal certificate and have their names published in Eos later in the summer.

Rock and Bowl at the 2005 Joint Assembly
Attention students attending the 2005 Joint Assembly: Join fellow students for a night of bowling to most likely be held on Monday evening, 23 May. Plans include 2.5 hours of bowling and shoes for $13 per person with draft beers, house wines, and fountain drinks included. This program is being organized by NABS, but AGU student members are welcome to join in the fun! Contact either Checo Colón-Gaud ( or Kristin Searcy ( to sign-up. You may sign up individually or as a team. Team sign-ups should include the team members, the team name, and institution.