Get Ready for AGU
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.
Here are just a few of the faculty you can hear from:
- ESS professors Marshall Burke and David Lobell will be giving a talk called Using satellite imagery to understand and promote sustainable development.
- GS professor Elizabeth Miller will be giving a talk called Geology of the Schist belt: A 600 km long zone of high strain along the southern flank of the Brooks Range, Alaska.
- GP professor Rosemary Knight will be giving a talk called Near-Surface Geophysics: A Century of Knowledge into Action
- ERE professor Sally Benson will be giving an invited talk on Geological Carbon Storage.
Our students are also well represented:
- ESS PhD students Kat Gonzales and Emily Cardarelli, who developed the course Diversity & Inclusion in the Geosciences and which is being offered again next quarter, will be giving a talk called Cultivating a Cohort of Change Agents: Launching Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences Curricula at Stanford University.
- GS PhD student Tyler Kukla will be giving a talk called A hysteresis pattern in Amazon convection during the last deglacial and his summer 2019 SURGE student Shirley Tsotsoo Mensah will be presenting a poster called Cenozoic hydroclimate and ecosystem evolution in the John Day region, Oregon, USA based on work she did here.
- GP PhD student Jens-Erik Lund Snee will be presenting at a poster called Multiscale variations of the stress field across North America: Insights for sources of intraplate stress, which describes his work creating a new-generation map of the state of stress in North America.
- ERE PhD student Hailun Ni will be giving a talk called A novel clustering workflow to do data mining on CO2/water coreflooding data.
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.
Contact Elenita Nicholas (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Contact Dee Tucker (email@example.com) 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.