ESWN Events at AGU Fall Meeting 2015

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If you are going to AGU, check out the line-up of ESWN’s many exciting events! We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco. ESWN is hosting or co-sponsoring many exciting events, offering our members and colleagues the opportunity to see old friends and make new connections. ESWN works to amplify the benefits of AGU, especially for women and early-career scientists.

Thank you to the generous sponsors of ESWN’s activities at AGU!

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Tour of the California Academy of Sciences

Sunday, December 13, 2:00 – 6:00 PM

California Academy of Sciences

Special Fundraising Event

Join ESWN for this exciting tour of CAS, a leading aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all in one! Our tour will be personally led by Dr. Jon Foley – Executive Director and William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair of CAS, star scientist, and long-time supporter of ESWN. Our mini-bus will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. This amazing event is for a small group (20 max). A $100 minimum donation to ESWN is required per person to cover the cost of the mini-bus and provide much-needed revenue to support ESWN activities. Anyone is welcome to participate, whether ESWN members, guests, or others interested in science and diversity.

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ESWN Networking Reception

Monday, December 14. 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Children’s Creativity Museum Imagination Lab

ESWN’s signature annual event will be a great opportunity to meet colleagues and make new friends during the first day of the sessions! FREE, all are welcome, cash bar and appetizers.


AGU Networking Reception for Early-Career Women

Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate B

Network with your peers at this event made especially for early career female scientists and students. Not-so-early-career women are also welcome! This event is FREE and does not require a ticket, even though the AGU registration says it is sold out. Light refreshments will be served. This event is co-hosted by ESWN.


Navigating the NSF System

Wednesday, December 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate A

This workshop with NSF program officers will be particularly helpful to early-career and mid-career participants, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for NSF funding for the first time. FREE and open to all AGU Fall meeting attendees through a partnership of the Earth Science Women’s Network and AGU Education.


Career Opportunities Networking Lunch

Wednesday, December 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate C1-C3

Practice your networking skills and find out about careers in a wide range of employment sectors, from national labs and government agencies to industry, consulting, and non-governmental organizations. Here’s your chance to find out about a career you hadn’t thought of (or even heard of)! This lunch is co-hosted by ESWN and is ticketed by AGU ($5).


Opportunities Beyond Academia

San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate A

Wednesday, December 16, 4:15 – 6:15 PM

This workshop will discuss practical skills for making the transition to successful post-graduate careers in policy, federal research labs, state agencies, NGOs, industry, and private enterprise and is geared towards graduate students and post-docs who are considering options outside of academia, as well as faculty who are interested. FREE and open to all AGU Fall meeting attendees through a partnership of the Earth Science Women’s Network and AGU Education.


Reception at AGU 2014

ESWN structures effective and meaningful opportunities for networking, engagement, and learning, and we have become a major partner with AGU in their early-career and diversity activities since 2010.