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AGU Bridge Program: Making Progress on Equity in Geoscience Graduate Education

Friday, April 26, 2024

The AGU Bridge Program is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Earth and space sciences through the dissemination of leading practices in higher education and the facilitation of a graduate application pathway at our partner departments. The program’s goal is to expand outreach and recruitment of students identifying as Hispanic, Black/African American, American Indian, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian for the AGU Bridge Program to achieve their educational goals in supportive and inclusive environments, thereby raising graduate degree attainment rates for students holding these identities. Join Eva Kostyu, Program Manager, AGU Bridge Program and Pranoti M. Asher, Assistant Director at AGU to learn more about the program and its impact.

ADVANCEing FieldSafety: Training for diverse and inclusive geoscience teams – A new course and toolkit

Friday, May 3, 2024

ADVANCEing FieldSafety is a program that provides field research teams with the training and tools to promote safe and inclusive environments, identify and mitigate unsafe and harmful behaviors, and create a culture within field teams that reduces the likelihood and impact of these behaviors in the future.

Panelists are:

  • Anne U. Gold - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Blair Schneider - Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas
  • Mariama Dryák-Vallies - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Alexandra M. Padilla - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

During this webinar, the panelists will discuss:

  • the development of an asynchronous online training course and an accompanying toolkit of references and resources for field teams,
  • the different certification pathways for training participants,
  • how the training addresses the new NSF PAPPG for safe and inclusive field environments (2E9),
  • and our research plan for studying the effectiveness of the training course and Toolkit resources for participants and field teams.

ADVANCEing FieldSafety is an NSF-funded collaboration between CU-Boulder and the ADVANCEGeo Partnership.

Juggling work-life balance as a department chair: a community discussion

Friday, March 8, 2024

Managing the demands of the day-to-day work, balancing the need for making progress on one’s research, and seeking work-life balance often causes tension in the life of a department chair. Whether you have been a chair for a long time or are a fairly new chair, you have probably experienced this tension. Please join this community discussion to share and learn from each other as we discuss strategies to mitigate these competing demands on your time.

Changing the academic culture around mental health

Friday, February 9, 2024

Mental health is a crucial issue in academia, but issues related to mental health and wellness are often swept under the rug, both at the individual and institutional levels. Mental health challenges can be particularly acute in geoscience, particularly in field, shipboard, laboratory, or virtual environments that are often isolating.

Join Dr. Maureen Long, Professor and Chair, from the Yale University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences to learn how her department addressed issues around disability, mental health, and chronic illness and how she and her colleagues and her institution continue to discuss and implement solutions to ongoing challenges. This webinar will provide an overview of one departments initiatives, a discussion of ongoing challenges, and advice for departmental leaders (including chairs, directors of graduate studies, and DEI committee members) on how to effect change. Please join the conversation to learn and share your strategies with the community.

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Using, Making, and Sharing Maps

Thursday, February 8, 2024

In this webinar, Madeline Kelley, a geographer and geomorphologist with the University of New Orleans​, discusses her education and career involving many different jobs that involve maps.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

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Seafloor Mapping at the USGS

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

In this webinar, Erin Lyons of the United States Geological Survey​, will discuss techniques for mapping the seafloor.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

Bedrock Mapping of Sedimentary Rocks in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

In this webinar, Shadya El-Ashkar of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey​, will discuss geologic mapping of sedimentary bedrock in West Virginia.

AGI's Early Career Professionals in Mapping Webinar Series features early career geoscience professionals who share their work related to mapping, especially geologic mapping, and experiences entering the geoscience community. This webinar series is geared towards high school students and the general public.

There will be time for live questions from the audience. The webinars will be recorded and posted on AGI's website and YouTube channel.

This webinar series is generously supported by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program.

 

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Exploring Successes in Strengthening Enrollment and Managing Administrative Expectations, a Panel and Community Discussion

Friday, November 3, 2023

The AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar series is pleased to offer a free webinar that will feature a panel and community discussion about strengthening enrollment and managing administrative expectations.

Our panelists are:

  • W. Steven Holbrook, Professor and Department Head, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
  • Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, Professor and Chair, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Appalachian State University

AGI Announces 'Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People' Webinar Series for Earth Science Week 2023

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and Earth Science Week program partners invite students, educators, geoscience professionals, and others to participate in the "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People" Webinar Series during Earth Science Week (October 8-14, 2023).

This webinar series will cover an array of thought-provoking, timely topics relating to the theme and will feature:

The Invisible Mine: envisioning the future of mining in Europe

Friday, October 13, 2023

This presentation will explore emerging robotic technologies set to revolutionise the future of mining. Cutting-edge innovations in AI-guided robotic mining pods and advanced selective mining processes funded by EU research programmes will be covered. The talk will showcase how the uptake of robotic technologies can minimise social and environmental impacts through improvements in safety, efficiency, resource utilisation and the radical reduction of surface footprints. The aim is to highlight the emergence of a new paradigm of near-invisible, minimally invasive mining enhanced by robotics, where raw materials are supplied reliably and ethically without harming natural ecosystems or human communities. The EU efforts to advance this paradigm are boosted by the need to reduce dependency on imports of mineral raw materials required to implement the Green Deal while increasing the public acceptance of mining.

Speakers

  • Vitor Correia, Secretary General, International Raw Materials Observatory

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About the 2023 Earth Science Week Webinar Series

Innovations in the geosciences allow us to study the Earth in new ways. Emerging technologies and updated methods of collecting data help monitor phenomena such as natural hazards, climate change, and the overall health of ecosystems. The 2023 Earth Science Week webinar series will explore different projects and technologies that are innovatively studying the Earth, and will include ways to bring innovations in geoscience classrooms.

 

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