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Outreach Programs

Public Lecture
"How do Scientists Know Global Warming is Real and Serious?"

Monday, 10 December
San Francisco Marriott Hotel, Fourth and Mission Streets, Salon 9
Admission Free

Speaker: Richard C. J. Somerville of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Communicating With Congress Workshop

Thursday, 13 December
Moscone South 236

Are you prepared to speak to your elected representative about science? This hands-on workshop will provide you with tips and techniques for speaking effectively about science to policy makers. Lunch will be served, but space is limited. No advance registration required.

Congressional Science Fellow 30th Anniversary Luncheon

Wednesday, 12 December
Moscone South 274-276

Come celebrate more than 30 years of service to Congress by AGU Congressional Science Fellows, who worked as science advisors to Congressional committees or to House or Senate members. A panel of four former Fellows will discuss their experiences on "The Hill" and how serving Congress influenced their lives and careers.

Programs for Teachers

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Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop:

Climate Change Science and Classroom Toolkit

In December 2007, more than 15,000 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!

This year's GIFT workshop will present the latest results in climate change science and policy. The workshop will give participants a suite of engaging tools and activities to use in their classrooms.

  • Are you a current or pre-service middle or secondary school teacher interested in learning about the latest research?
  • As part of this scientific conference, there will be a 2-day workshop for middle and secondary school teachers. We are pleased to invite you to participate! The workshop presenters will be a combination of leading scientists and science educators.

The Fall 2007 GIFT Workshop is free for participating teachers who register by Saturday, 24 November 2007. Space is limited to 50 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. This year's GIFT workshop will take place on December 12 and 13 from 0830-1530.

Career Services

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Career Center

Monday through Friday
MC South Level 1

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.


Employers: Post Employment OpportunityPost 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.

Please include in your job description contact information (cellphone number or e-mail address) if you wish job candidates to arrange interviews or meetings with you during the meeting.

Interview Booth Rental

Interview booth space is available for rental at these rates:

Days Hours Rate
One Half Day 0830h-1230h or 1300h-1700h $75
One Full Day 0830h-1700h $150
Entire Week Monday to Friday, 0830h-1700h $500

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: careers@agu.org.

Prospective Employees

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. Do not forget to include a cellphone number or email address by which potential employers can contact you for interviews during the Fall Meeting. There is no charge for prospective employees to use the Career Center services.

Prospective employees who are registered for the meeting may submit their resume online for employer review.

Programs for Students

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Student Travel Grants

The deadline for receipt of the Student travel grant application has passed.

Annual MARGINS Prize for Outstanding Student Presentation

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: margins@levee.wustl.edu.

Academic Showcase

Monday through Friday
Location details to follow

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.

Education/Student Lounge

Monday through Friday
Moscone South 106, next to Career Center

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 in Moscone South 106 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.

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.

AGU Student Breakfast

Monday, 0645h-0745h
Marriott Hotel, Yerba Buena Salon 7

All students registered for the meeting are welcome at a complimentary breakfast. AGU leadership and staff will give overviews of the Fall Meeting and AGU programs designed for students. It's a splendid opportunity to meet fellow students and future colleagues. This program has been made possible by generous support from Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Swiss Re.

Careers Luncheon

Tuesday, 1230h-1330h
Moscone South 270-276

Enjoy a complimentary lunch and discuss career possibilities with scientists and employers in academia and outside. As seating is limited, the first 200 students to collect tickets from the Career Center beforehand will be admitted to the lunch. This program has been made possible by generous support from Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Swiss Re.