Geoscience Currents

Upcoming Webinars

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  • Part I: Enablers 06 February 2023 13.00 - 16.00 GMT
  • Part II: Science and Technology 13 February 2023 16.00 - 19.00 GMT
  • Part III: Risk Management Goal 20 February 2023 03.00 - 06.00 GMT
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Thursday, February 9, 2023 1:00 PM EST | 1 hour

The geosciences are at a crossroads as a scientific enterprise with society increasingly relying on solutions to a myriad of issues which the geosciences can help address – including climate change impact mitigation, raw materials, new ways of addressing energy needs, and management of our water resources.  At the same time, technology and the structure of Western economies are advancing at a breakneck pace, which when coupled with the new societal demands is making for a geoscience enterprise that looks little like that of the 20th and early 21st centuries.  This webi

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023 12:00 PM EST | 1 hour
Series: GOLI Webinars

In this webinar, Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta will describe participatory research methods to advance exposure science and communication strategies to visualize and translate environmental health research to action. She will present co-generated environmental monitoring and exposure assessment data (e.g., arsenic and heavy metal concentrations in water, soil, locally grown food, dust) from community science projects, Gardenroots and Project Harvest.

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Friday, February 24, 2023 12:00 PM EST | 1 hour
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

In the post-COVID Pandemic era, there is growing evidence that a mental health crisis is spreading across the country. Studies have reported that child mental health, in general, and College-aged students, in particular, have deteriorated across the nation over the past few years (APA, 2022). Mental Health stigma, limited mental health tools and resources, and a sense of "disconnection" borne out of social-distancing policies are contributing factors.
 

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Friday, March 24, 2023 1:00 PM ET | 1 hour
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

Natasha Udu-gama, Ph.D., Director and Maria Sharova, Program Manager, from the Thriving Earth Exchange team at the AGU will discuss the values and principles that are the foundation of their community science approach. In addition, they will describe through key examples how geoscientists and communities can collaborate equitably within this approach to advance the development and deployment of tools and solutions that address community priorities related to climate change, natural hazards and natural resources.

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Friday, April 14, 2023 1:00 PM ET | 1 hour
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

GROW (Geoscience Resources on Opportunities in the Workforce) is a new collection of career resources for geoscience undergraduate and graduate students wondering, “What job opportunities do I have outside of academia?” This webinar will discuss the aims of the GROW project, framing the geoscience careers conversation around transferable skills, student identities, and the dynamic nature of the workforce.

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Friday, May 5, 2023 1:00 PM ET | 1 hour

Please join the AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs program as we discuss the results of AGI’s 2021-22 Recent Graduate Surveys and consider emerging trends. The presentation will lead into a discussion among participants about what they are seeing for their recent graduates and what that means for the next couple years.

A blue network of data
Friday, September 22, 2023 1:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

This webinar will explore why applying a DEI lens to "data about people" is important, outline strategies to maximize impact of your data while reducing potential harm, and provide a detailed example of how Colorado School of Mines applied these strategies for investigating student retention of marginalized groups.

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Friday, October 6, 2023 1:00 PM EDT | 1 hour
Series: AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

In this webinar our speaker, Dr. Martinez-Cola, a social scientist at Morehouse College, identifies and describes three types of mentoring relationships she has encountered throughout her academic journey.  Through a combination of storytelling and information sharing, she hopes to inspire self-reflection that can lead to a deeper understanding of both mentors and protégés.