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Get Ready for AGU

ClockNovember 26, 2019

Fall quarter may be coming to a close but the pace is picking up at Stanford Earth as we get ready for the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting in San Francisco Dec. 9-13. AGU is always a big deal for our community as the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world, but this year is extra special: AGU is celebrating its Centennial.

Stanford Earth is coming out in full force this year. A quick search in the AGU Scientific Program surfaces more than 1,000 results for Stanford posters and talks. Faculty, postdocs, and students will be presenting their research throughout the week. Several people are presenting in multiple formats or on various topics.

Our faculty

Here are just a few of the faculty you can hear from:

Student talks

Our students are also well represented:

For AGU first timers

I first started attending AGU 40-something years ago. The experience can be overwhelming. For those of you who may be new to the meeting, I urge you to plan ahead and look up the talks and events that interest you to get the most out of it. 

Resources for you at AGU

I also want to make you aware of some of the resources and activities that are available to you, whether you’re heading into your very first AGU meeting or counting your decades of attendance.

The Stanford Earth and Stanford Woods Institute communications teams will be present throughout the week to help promote talks and posters, as well as connect you to media representatives if you’re interested.

Elenita Nicholas
Elenita Nicholas

Contact Elenita Nicholas ( before December 1 if you want help promoting a talk or poster session through social media. She will have a coverage plan for the week that is pre-planned so get in touch ahead of time if you’re interested in working with her. Her photo is attached so you’ll know who to pull aside during the event.



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Dee Tucker 

Contact Dee Tucker ( before December 1 if you want help being connected with reporters about your work, or training on how to engage with the media. There will be writers from Scientific American, National Geographic, Popular Science, the BBC and more, so it’s a good opportunity to pitch your research as a story. Her photo is attached so you’ll know who to find during the event.

If you’re around on Thursday, five of our high school researchers will be presenting posters on their summer research during the Bright STaRS: Bright Students Training as Research Scientists poster session from 8:00-12:20 in the Moscone South – Poster Hall. Please drop by to support these budding scientists if you have time.

Join the fun

Finally, register to join us on Monday, Dec. 9, for the Stanford Earth Mixer. The event, held in San Francisco in conjunction with AGU, will be attended by alumni, current graduate students and postdocs, staff and faculty. We’re gathering at the City Club of San Francisco at 155 Sansome Street from 6-7 p.m. for our Alumni Career Panel and from 7-8:30 p.m. for a Mixer and Reception. Hope to see you all there!

In the meantime, I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Steve Graham

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