[ES_JOBS_NET] Professional Development Workshops at AGU Fall Meeting

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Dec 7 14:33:44 MST 2016

The ES_JOBS list is hosted by the Earth Science Women's Network
<http://eswnonline.org/> with generous support from the National Center for
Atmospheric Research. As in the past several years, ESWN is leading or
co-hosting a number of professional development activities, many of them
aimed at early-career scientists, at the American Geophysical Union Fall
Meeting next week in San Francisco that we wanted to share with you. These
events are free and open to all. For more details:

Thank you to the generous sponsors of ESWN-led activities at AGU this year:
Elsevier, Environmental Research Letters, California Academy of Sciences,
FM Global, Nature Master Classes, National Center for Atmospheric Research,
UW-Madison 4W Initiative and Global Health Institute

   1. Town Hall: Strategies for Attracting and Advancing a Diverse
   Geoscience Workforce (Monday)
   2. ESWN Annual Networking Reception (Monday)
   3. Is it harassment or not? A workshop for women and men (Tuesday)
   4. AGU Networking Reception for Early-Career Female Scientists and
   Students (Tuesday)
   5. Continuing geoscience and diversity work in a changing world
   6. Navigating the NSF System Workshop (Wednesday)
   7. Success in Scientific Publishing and Outreach (Wednesday)
   8.   Opportunities Beyond Academia Careers Panel (Wednesday)
   9. Town Hall: Awards & Grants – Advancing Your Early Earth Science
   Career: Multi-agency Perspectives (Thursday)

See below for details on each event. See you in San Francisco!

*Town Hall: Strategies for Attracting and Advancing a Diverse Geoscience
Workforce <https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/meetingapp.cgi/Session/14554>*

*Monday, December 12, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM*

*Moscone West, 2016*

The geoscience workforce is one of the least diverse, despite its
importance to understanding our planet’s past, present, and future. The
goals of this town hall are (1) to highlight successful programs for
attracting and advancing historically-underrepresented earth scientists at
multiple career stages, and (2) with audience participation, identify
strategies that AGU and its members can enact to broaden the participation
of a diverse membership and workforce. Target audience: supervisors,
heads/chairs, and anybody interested in a more inclusive earth science
community. Sponsored by Earth Science Women’s Network, Association for
Women Geoscientists (AWG), National Association of Black Geoscientists
(NABG) and AGU.


*ESWN Networking Reception*

*Monday, December 12, 6:00 PM – 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, appetizers and cash bar.


*Is it harassment or not? A workshop for women and men

*Tuesday, December 13, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM*

*San Francisco Marriott Marquis- Golden Gate C1*

Verbal and other exchanges in the workplace and education arenas are
necessary but sometimes misinformed, misunderstood, misinterpreted, and/or
inappropriate. This workshop will present several scenarios of actual
events (with all names and locations removed), and ask workshop
participants to discuss their interpretations of the events. The goals of
the workshop are to 1) inform participants and workshop leaders of the
possible wide variety of opinions about these events, 2) foster greater
understanding of what harassment is and let participants “practice” their
personal responses, and 3) encourage future conversations and
interventions, should participants witness similar events. ESWN is
co-sponsoring this workshop with the Association for Women Geoscientists
(AWG), AGU, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Women’s Network Committee
(SEG – WNC), American Association of Petroleum Geologists Professional
Women in Earth Sciences (AAPG-PROWESS), University of Kansas, the Geology
Associates Fund of the University of Kansas Endowment Association, and UCAR.


*AGU Networking Reception for Early-Career Female Scientists and Students

*Tuesday, December 13, 6:00 PM ­– 8:00 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. Light refreshments will
be served. This event is co-hosted by AGU, ESWN and AWG.


*Continuing geoscience and diversity work in a changing world*

*Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM*

*Jillian’s Metreon Center*

This is a panel/Q&A event that we hope will be the beginning of a larger
effort to coalesce community discussions, concerns, resources, and actions.
We want to hear from you! Fill out the survey and help us determine the
most important issues to address at this first meeting:

We as a community can weather any storm. What are the steps we can take as
individuals, as institutions, as funding agencies, as private citizens, to
keep science strong amidst ever-changing political landscapes? How can we
support and advance the vulnerable members of our community during even
higher-pressure, more-competitive times? What progress has been made in
recent years and how can we build on and protect these gains? These issues
affect scientists of any nationality, any party, working in any part of the


*Navigating the NSF System Workshop

*Wednesday, December 14, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM*

*San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate A*

How do you make your proposal as NSF-savvy as possible? How do you best
describe your broader impacts? How can you design effective integrated
research? How do you identify the best program for application? What
new initiatives are early career scientists eligible for at NSF?
What constitutes an effective review and how are reviews considered in
funding decisions? Answer these questions and meet with Program Officers at
this workshop, open to all AGU Fall Meeting attendees. Come and go as you
need! The workshop will feature presentations and panels from ~900-1000h on
effective reviews and how they are used in funding decisions; ~1000-1100h
on specific NSF opportunities for early career scientists; ~1100-1200
one-on-one or small group meetings with Program Officers from across the
geosciences directorate (e.g. PLR, OCE, EAR, AGS). 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.


*Success in Scientific Publishing and Outreach

*Wednesday, December 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM*

*San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate A*

Publishing research is essential to building a scientific career – what
strategies best support your scientific productivity and career success?
This panel will provide an overview of journal publication strategies, the
role of non-traditional outreach platforms, and Q&A time with attendees.
With a panel of experts, we will discuss solutions to conundrums facing
scientists in the publishing process, with a focus on early-career
scientists. How do you decide what journal to submit to? What are the best
strategies for responding to reviewer comments – especially if you
disagree? Does the choice of journal affect the design of a study? How do
blogs, Twitter, and videos change the nature of scientific publishing? FREE
and open to all AGU Fall meeting attendees through a partnership of the
Earth Science Women’s Network and AGU.


*Opportunities Beyond Academia Workshop

*Wednesday, December 14, 4:00 – 6:00 PM*

*San Francisco Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate A*

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.


*Town Hall: Awards & Grants – Advancing Your Early Earth Science Career:
Multi-agency Perspectives*

*Thursday, December 15, 18:15 PM – 19:15 PM*

*Moscone West, 2020*

Career development and success in science is achieved with early knowledge
& skills to navigate pathways to successful grants & awards. This town hall
will help graduate students & scientists at all levels understand this
navigation & help diversify the talent pool for such opportunities. Jointly
organized by the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program & Earth Science Women’s
Network, this event will provide information on pre- & post-doctoral
research grants, Early Career Awards & other federal grant opportunities.
Program managers from U.S. funding agencies will provide tips for
maximizing success, including pathways for accessing information & engaging
with funding agencies.



** I am on sabbatical during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Biogeography and Biogeochemistry Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
550 North Park St
Madison, WI 53706
marinspiotta at wisc.edu

Office/Lab: Science Hall 223/230
Lab phone: 608-262-1855
Biogeolab website: marinspiotta.com
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