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Professional Development Workshops for AGU Scientists and Educators

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. Workshop topics include: "Using Global Data Sets in Teaching Earth Processes"; "How to Get a Research Program Started at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution"; "Improving Introductory Science Teaching for Non-Science Majors"; and, "Evaluating Geoscience Education Projects with the DLESE Evaluation Toolkit". More information about these workshops can be found at Professional Development Workshops.


Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop: Friday, 6 December, and Saturday, 7 December, 8:30 A.M.–3:30 P.M., Marriott, Pacific J

A workshop for teachers of precollege students offers teachers a chance to meet the scientists doing the research that is defining our physical world and its environment in space. The theme for this year's workshop is "Explorations in Poseidon's Crucible: Volcanic, Tectonic, Hydrothermal, and Biological Processes of Mid-Ocean Ridges." Recent results on mid-ocean ridge research and supporting curricular materials and hands-on classroom activities will be presented. Participants will also have an opportunity to attend technical sessions and exhibits of the AGU meeting. Registration deadline is Friday, 15 November 2002, and space is limited to 50 participants. To register or request additional information, please contact Dr. Jill Karsten, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel: 800-966-2481, ext. 508; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail:

How to Become a Congressional or Mass Media Fellow—and Why!: Sunday, 8 December, 12:00–1:30 P.M., Marriott, Club Room

Broaden your experience and become a more savvy scientist by participating in the policy process on the national level or by reporting and writing science news for a major publication. Current and past fellows from both of these programs will share their experiences and answer your questions. Mass Media Fellows report on and write about science news for a newspaper, magazine, or radio or TV station for a 10-week period during the summer. Congressional Science Fellows deal with science issues in the office of a senator, representative, or committee for a full year. Space is limited. Lunch provided (first come, first served).

Student Travel Grants

Important Dates

    5 September 2002: deadline for Student Travel Grant application has passed.


  • Applicant must be a current member of AGU or have applied for AGU membership two months prior to the meeting date. Join AGU or Renew your membership today.
  • Applicant must be first author and presenting the paper/poster.
  • Applicant must pay his/her own pre-registration fee.

Important Information

  • Applicants who do or do not receive travel grants will be notified by email.
  • AGU does not list recipients of STGs on its web site.
  • Recipients are required to submit receipts for claimed expenses up to the amount of the award.
  • Recipients are required to submit a brief (<300 words) report of their experience at the meeting.
  • Previous student travel grant recipients are not eligible for further awards.
  • Individual award amounts will vary according to circumstances and will be determined by AGU.
  • No award will exceed US $600.

Career Center

Friday, 6 December, through Tuesday, 10 December, 8:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Moscone Center, Exhibit Hall D

Employers: Need to fill a position? Take advantage of AGU's Career Center. You can also review hundreds of resumes for a nominal fee. All employers must be registered to attend the meeting to participate in this activity.

Job Candidates: Looking for a new position? Come to the Career Center daily and view the job postings. Bring five copies of your resume for review by potential employers. All job candidates must be registered for the meeting. To request additional information, please contact Chet Migdalski, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel: 800-966-2481, ext. 504; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail:

Career Planning Workshop

Friday, 6 December, 7:00–8:30 P.M., , Marriott, Pacific H

In today's job market, which is the more useful degree in the Earth and space sciences—an M.S. or a Ph.D.? A panel of AGU members, employers, and recruiters, representing a variety of academic, government, and corporate careers, will discuss their various paths and the advantages or disadvantages that different types of graduate preparation and training offer in the academic and nonacademic sectors. Students and recent graduates concerned about employment and professionals considering career path changes are encouraged to attend. A brief reception will follow this workshop. To request additional information, please contact Chet Migdalski, AGU, 2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009; Tel: 800-966-2481, ext. 504; Fax: +1-202-328-0566; E-mail:

ExxonMobil Morning Mixer for Students

Sunday, 8 December, 7:00–8:30 A.M., Marriott, Salon 8

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.

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