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 20 Feb  2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting

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Outreach Programs

Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop
Tuesday and Wednesday
HCC, Level 3, 302 AB

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 meeting's GIFT Workshop, organized by AGU, the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, and the NSF Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE), will focus on "The Ocean: What Every Student Should Know." Educators will explore key concepts and fundamental ideas that every student should know about our oceans, discuss how these ideas relate to national and local science education standards, and explore useful hands-on classroom activities that can be used to teach these concepts. Participating teachers will also have an opportunity to attend technical sessions and exhibits of the Ocean Sciences meeting.

Registration deadline is Friday, 17 February 2006, and space is limited to the first 50 participants.

For more information, or to register by mail or fax, contact AGU Outreach:

2000 Florida Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 515
Fax: +1-202-328-0566

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Career Center
Monday through Thursday
HCC, Level 1, Exhibit Hall III

A Self-Serve Career Center is available throughout the meeting. This valuable source for exploring employment positions, current career information, and the latest data on employment trends in the geosciences is offered by AGU. Those seeking employment opportunities leave copies of their resume or curriculum vita for prospective employers to view. Employers post job opportunities on dedicated bulletin boards for viewing.

Additional information is available at:

AGU Career Services, AGU
2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Tel: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 504
Fax: +1-202-328-0566

Career Planning Workshop: Career Path Alternatives
Monday, 20 February
HCC, Level 3, 317 A

Is there life outside of academe? A panel of marine and aquatic scientists working in industry, government, education, non-profit and other non-academic positions will share their stories and answer questions about the benefits and challenges associated with these various career path alternatives.

Careers in Biotechnology
  Paul Bienfang, former Senior Vice President, Ceatech USA, Inc., current faculty member, Oceanography Department, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Careers in Industry
  Mary Feeley, Geophysics Resource Manager, ExxonMobil Exploration Company

Careers in the Federal Government
  Sarah Horrigan, Chief, State Branch, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Careers in Aquaculture
  Dorothy Leonard, President, OceanEquities, Ltd.

Careers in NGOs
  Jonathan Phinney, former Executive Director, ASLO, current Assistant Center Director, Ecosystem Research, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Careers in Science Teaching: Undergraduate Level
  Keith Sverdrup, Professor of Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, current NSF Program Director for Geosciences Undergraduate Education

For questions about this event, please contact:

Cheryl Dybas
Office of the Director
National Science Foundation
Tel: +1-703-292-7734

To request additional Career Services information, 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

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

Programs for Minorities Students
The deadline for receipt of the ASLO Minorities Program application has past.

Outstanding Student Paper Awards
Judges 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 will be notified by early April 2006 and will receive a formal certificate.