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3310Opportunity for your two-year and four-year students to present research at the AGU Fall Meeting - virtually and in the flesh

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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Jul 30, 2014

      Mansel A Nelson
      Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education Outreach

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      From: Pranoti Asher <PAsher@...>
      Date: July 30, 2014 at 7:42:26 AM MST
      Subject: [GEOSCIENCE-ALLIANCE] Opportunity for your two-year and four-year students to present research at the AGU Fall Meeting - virtually and in the flesh
      Reply-To: Pranoti Asher <PAsher@...>

      The purpose of this note is to share with you an opportunity for your two-year and four-year students to showcase their work. While many college students conduct research with faculty and other mentors, they often face barriers to traveling to present that research, especially at national conferences. This year, the American Geophysical Union is once again piloting a virtual poster session and competition for two-year-college students, which will take place in conjunction with our Undergraduate Research Poster Session during the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco from 15 to 19 December 2014.

      While we welcome undergraduate  students to attend the Fall Meeting and present their research during the undergraduate poster session, the virtual poster session will allow participation by those who can’t travel.

      -          Session description: The virtual poster session (session ID # 2405) is entitled “Virtual Undergraduate Earth, atmospheric, ocean, and space science Research and Outreach Showcase (Virtual Poster Session)“ The first author on the abstract must be a two-year-college student; faculty and other students may be co-authors.

      -          In general, AGU membership is required to submit an abstract to the Fall Meeting. The first author MUST be an AGU member and up to date on 2014 membership dues by 1 August in order to submit an abstract. Co-authors are not required to be AGU members. Individuals may join or renew their AGU membership online.  Questions about this process should be directed to the AGU Member Service Center at: service@... or by calling 800.966.2481 (toll-free in North America). This step must be completed prior to submitting the abstract and may take one business day in order to process.

      -          Abstracts may be submitted using this link; detailed step-by-step instructions are available in this tutorial. All abstract submissions must be received by 6 August 2014 at 23:59ET/3:59+1 GMT. There is a $35 fee for students submitting an abstract. The only method of payment accepted for abstract fees is by credit card.

      -          The student will receive an automated acknowledgement of receipt of their abstract as soon as it is submitted, and an official acceptance note from AGU in mid-September. This acceptance note will also contain instructions on how to submit the poster to the virtual poster and competition site.

      -          Submitting poster: By mid-November, the students will upload their posters (as a pdf or ppt file) into the virtual poster and competition site.

      -          Participating in the competition: posters will be judged based on clarity, presentation and interpretation of results, and students’ answers to approximately 2-3 questions from judges. Faculty whose students submit posters are requested to judge (they will not be assigned to their own students); more information and a rubric will be forthcoming.

      -          Once the session is open, students will review 5 other submissions, ask questions, and offer comments, giving their peers/fellow students valuable feedback.

      -          Students may vote for the posters that they think are the best – these votes count toward the selection of a “people’s award” winner. In addition to the People’s Award, the panel of judges will select a Grand Prize winner as well as other prizes ranging from a free AGU student membership for 2015 to an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the 2015 Fall Meeting.

      If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via email at pasher@.... I hope that your students will consider taking this exciting opportunity to participate in a world class meeting, to showcase their science not only to their peers but also to scientists and students from around the world.

      Best wishes,

      Pranoti Asher, Ph.D.
      AGU Education and Public Outreach Manager



      AGU Website

      Pranoti Asher , Ph.D.
      Manager, Education and Public Outreach
      American Geophysical Union

      AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances
      and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.

      AGU Fall Meeting
      15-19 December San Francisco, CA

      Abstract Submission Deadline: 6 August, 11:59 p.m. EDT