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Get Involved with the Austin Challenge

Explore how you can make an impact

About the Austin Challenge

Scientist and AGU Development Board member Jamie Austin has issued a challenge to the Earth and space science community. He will match all donations to the Austin Endowment for Student Travel up to the amount of $1 million. With your support and his generous donation, we have the opportunity to create a fund of $2 million to support students attending AGU Fall Meetings. We can rise up to meet this challenge and support the next generation of Earth and space scientists, but we need your help.

Support the Austin Student Travel Endowment by making a donation in any amount. With Jamie Austin’s matching gift, your donation will have double the impact, going even further to support important student experiences at Fall Meeting.

Students need your help!

Help advance students’ careers and join the Austin Student Travel Grant Challenge. Gifts matched up to $1 million!

GIVE TODAY

Give $10 and Challenge 10

Kristie LLera, Postdoctoral Researcher, Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas, is leading the charge with the "Give $10 and Challenge 10" campaign. See below for suggestions on how you can spread the word to friends, family and colleagues.
  • 1
    Share the impact of Fall Meeting on your social media accounts, like Pilar Madrigal's story, or share your own Fall Meeting memories. Be sure to point people to the Austin Challenge homepage, www2.agu.org/austin, for more information.
  • 2
    Encourage U.S. friends and family to donate by texting AUSTIN to 20222. You can find shareable graphics below.
  • 3
    Download this informational flyer to share at your lab, office or local cafe.

Share your support for science

Thank you for supporting students in need through your contribution to the Austin Endowment for Student Travel. AGU’s student travel grants are an investment in the future of the Earth and space sciences and enable the next generation of scientists to start down the road to solving tomorrow’s problems. Please take a moment to share your enthusiasm with your friends, family, and colleagues on social media.

Share your support on Twitter:

Text AUSTIN to 20222 to support the next generation of Earth and space scientists.

Share your support on Facebook:

Text AUSTIN to 20222 to donate $10 to the AGU Austin Endowment for Student Travel. Message & data rates may apply. Visit www.agu.org/austin to learn more.

Share on your website:

Text AUSTIN to 20222 to donate $10 to the AGU Austin Endowment for Student Travel. Message & data rates may apply. Visit www.agu.org/austin to learn more.

Text AUSTIN to 20222 to donate $10 to the AGU Austin Endowment for Student Travel. Message & data rates may apply. Visit www.agu.org/austin to learn more.

Text AUSTIN to 20222 to donate $10 to the AGU Austin Endowment for Student Travel. Message & data rates may apply. Visit www.agu.org/austin to learn more.


Text AUSTIN to 20222 to donate $10 to the AGU Austin Endowment for Student Travel. Message & data rates may apply. Visit www.agu.org/austin to learn more. 


Text AUSTIN to 20222 to donate $10 to the AGU Austin Endowment for Student Travel. Message & data rates may apply. Visit www.agu.org/austin to learn more.