2018 AGU Fall Meeting ESWN Events
AGU Heads and Chairs Of Earth and Space Science Departments Workshop
Sunday, December 9, 2018
ESWN Annual Networking Reception
Monday, December 10, 2018, Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Busboys and Poets
450 K St NW
Our annual networking event for ESWN members and friends at AGU! Light appetizers served with a cash bar and great conversation. Connect with old friends and meet new ones! There is no registration required — just show up, and bring friends or colleagues who you’d like to connect with our ESWN community. The AGU networking reception is especially helpful for first time attendees to meet some friendly faces to know throughout the week.
Hope to see you there!
Scientist Engagement Happy Hour
Wednesday December 12, 2018, Time: 6:00- 8:00 PM
3655 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010
The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to attend a happy hour in Washington, DC, during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall Meeting. Join us to celebrate a year of scientist engagement! Meet and mingle with fellow scientists and science advocates, and hear about ways scientists around the country are participating in policy, advocacy, and public engagement. We’ll have light snacks and happy hour drink specials. You don’t need to attend the conference to join us for drinks! RSVP: https://bit.ly/2FMCyVh
This event is cosponsored by the engaged scientists at 500 Women Scientists DC pod, DMV Chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists, Earth Science Women’s Network, Ecological Society of America Policy Section, Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally, and Society for Conservation Biology DC Chapter.
Professional Development Workshops
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave NW), Georgetown Room
Navigating the NSF System, 9:00-12:00 PM
How do you make your proposal as NSF-savvy as possible? How do you best describe your broader impacts? What is cutting edge in data management? How do you identify the best program for application? How do you access available education and outreach funds? There are also always new initiatives starting at NSF, beyond core programs. How do you identify and apply for these opportunities? How are initiatives different than core programs? How can you design effective integrated research? Answer these questions, critique sample text from past NSF proposals, and meet in small groups with Program Officers to get to know what they are looking for, and learn how to ask the right questions, give the right answers, and get funded. This workshop is open to all AGU Fall Meeting attendees and will be particularly helpful to early-career to midcareer participants, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for NSF funding for the first time. Co-sponsored by the Earth Science Women’s Network and AGU Education.
Strategies for Responding to Hostile Work Climates, 2:00-4:00 PM
This interactive session will describe academic practices and institutional structures that allow for harassment, bullying and other hostile behaviors to persist, discuss initiatives to address harassment as research misconduct, and provide training in personal intervention strategies to protect and support targets of harassment. As a result of this session, participants will be able to identify: (1) different ways in which sexual and other types of harassment and bullying can manifest in research environments; (2) strategies for bystander intervention, and (3) resources to share with their home departments for cultural change. Led by members of the ADVANCEGeo Team with support from the Earth Science Women’s Network, Association of Women Geoscientists, and AGU.
Opportunities Beyond Academia, 4:00-6:00 PM
Thinking about a career outside of academia? It can often be difficult to get help finding a job in a non-profit or government agency, within industry, or as a consultant – after all your advisor is an academic and most likely doesn’t have “first-hand knowledge.” Maybe you want to stay in academia but are interested in working as a consultant or even starting your own business. This workshop will discuss practical skills for making the transition to successful post-graduate careers (yes, there is life after the MS/PhD!). A panel of scientists with experience outside of academia will share their “lessons learned” and answer your questions about how to find and apply for jobs in policy, federal research labs, state agencies, NGOs, industry, and private enterprise. Geared towards graduate students and post-docs who are considering options outside of academia, as well as faculty who are interested; all are invited. This workshop is a partnership between the Earth Science Women’s Network and AGU Education.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Career Center Auditorium
How to get the Mentoring You Need, 10:20 – 12:20 PM
Many scientist, regardless of rank, often state that their career advancement was due in part to effective mentoring and the role of mentors in their professional development. While some aspects of mentoring are still best served by formal mentoring relationships (i.e., a PhD committee advising the direction of a student’s research), a mentoring paradigm that empowers the mentee to actively expand his or her network and find the support needed—from different individuals, in different contexts, over different time spans—utilizing both informal and formal mentoring approaches, is usually the best approach to meet individual needs. We will discuss the different types of support we all need and how to build your own mentoring network; thereby increasing personal and professional resiliency.