Upcoming Webinars — Past Webinars

Understanding Congressional Committees to Your Advantage

Thursday, 7 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET

The Public Affairs Team

Learn all you need to know about congressional committees, how they influence the legislative process, and give you the inside scoop to help you engage with policymakers effectively.

Harassment and Workplace Climate

Friday, 22 September 2017 1pm–2pm ET

Billy Williams

The latest updates on community efforts to address issues of harassment and workplace climate issues. This webinar will be presented by Billy Williams, Vice President of Scientific Programs at the American Geophysical Union.

A Look at the Results of the Most Recent AGI Exit Survey

Friday, 13 October 2017 1pm–2pm ET

Find out about the highlights of the latest data from the AGI Geoscience Student Exit Survey and what these trends mean.  This webinar will be presented by staff members of the American Geosciences Institute.

Alternative Ways To Engage Your Legislator

Thursday, 26 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET

The Public Affairs Team

Learn ways to make your voice heard to policymakers including the which platforms are most influential, when to share your message, and how to deliver it effectively.

Leadership Strategies for Equity and Inclusion in the Geosciences

Friday, 17 November 2017 1pm–2pm ET

A briefing from one of the teams involved in recent NSF-supported efforts to boost equity and inclusion in the geosciences.

Past Webinars

Networking In Person and Online

Thursday, 17 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Lisa Balbes

Lisa Balbes will discuss some tips for making your conference conversations turn into lasting collaborations.  We will also discuss how to more effectively use your LinkedIn profile and how the new AGU Connect can be used as a powerful networking tool.

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 2

Thursday, 3 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Preston Jacobs, Rereading Fire, Rethinking Ice

Special guest Preston Jacobs of Rereading Ice, Rethinking Fire will explore how geology has impacted events in the Game of Thrones series.

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 1

Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Miles Traer

Special guest Miles Traer will discuss his "A Geologic Map of Game of Thrones" and talk about how pop culture can be an effective vehicle to communicate your science.

Professional Etiquette: Do's & Don't's

Thursday, 20 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Patricia Simpson, Game Changing Etiquette

Whether or not you notice it, your workplace demeanor can play a big part of your career.  Learn how to let it make a positive impact with special guest Patricia Simpson of Game Changing Etiquette.

District Days Are Here Again: Meeting Your Legislator In Your Community

Thursday, 13 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET

AGU Public Affairs Team

The Public Affairs team will go through all the tips and tools you need to know to have an effective meeting with your member of Congress when their in your home district, including scheduling meetings and crafting your message.

Finding Your Fit: Making sense of your career options

Thursday, 22 June 2017 2pm–3pm ET

David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool, AGU

Just as there are many kinds of outfits, there are many career options, but they won't all fit you equally well.  Join us on 22 June, at 2PM ET, as we discuss strategies to figuring out identifying the career path that makes the most sense for you.

Plainspoken Science

Thursday, 8 June 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Want to make your research clear to anyone? This webinar will give you guidelines and insight on how to reduce or eliminate jargon, identify your essential points, and tell others about them in a clear and memorable way. Conducted by Jana Goldman of Press Here.

Introducing Virtual Poster Showcase Into Your Curricula and Research Programs

Wednesday, 7 June 2017 1pm–2pm ET

Join Pranoti Asher, Education Manager at AGU, and guest Laura Guertin, professor of Earth science at Penn State-Brandywine, as they discuss how you can integrate AGU's Virtual Poster Showcase into your syllabus or REU program to improve your students' capacity for communicating their science with their peers and superiors.

What's New: Science Policy Update

Thursday, 25 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Get an update on science policy this Congress.  

Getting to Yes: Learning to Negotiate More Effectively

Thursday, 18 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET

This webinar will provide you with the tips and skills you need to negotiate more effectively.

Using Kudos to Maximize Your Readership and Article Impact

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 12pm–1pm ET

This webinar will cover the ins and outs of Kudos, a FREE service with whom Wiley and AGU Publications have partnered with to help authors increase readership and impact of their published work. You'll receive expert advice on the importance and benefits of sharing your research, and how to use Kudos to explain, share, and measure your articles for greater impact and case studies from authors who have successfully increased readership for their articles.

Sciencing Social Media

Monday, 15 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Are you a scientist who wants to learn the best way to start using social media for science? Or are you an experienced social media user who wants tips and tools on how to improve your message and reach? We’ll cover tips and tools on effective use of social media!

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar: How the New Administration's Budget Impacts the Geosciences

Friday, 12 May 2017 1pm–2pm ET

The AGU and AGI policy staff will discuss the details of the new administration's budget and what it means for the geosciences.

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar: Program and Personnel Management in an Increasingly Stressed Environment

Friday, 21 April 2017 1pm–2pm ET

Improve your ability to manage interpersonal stress and conflicts that inevitably arise in an academic department, especially when space and financial resources are under stress.

Making the Most Out of Summer Opportunities in the Earth and Space Sciences

Thursday, 20 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Rebecca Haacker, NCAR/UCAR; Valeria Sloan, NCAR/UCAR

Rebecca Haacker and Valerie Sloan from NCAR/UCAR will discuss how to make optimize your summer work experience. Whether you'll be in the field doing research, working in a lab, interning with a company, or volunteering in your community, this webinar provides vital tips to build your professional network, learn from your colleagues, and make a great impression.

Marching for Science...and Beyond!

Thursday, 13 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET

AGU Sharing Science Team

Regardless of whether or not you plan to attend a March for Science, our webinar will provide tips, tools, and techniques to help you show your support for strong science in your community and around the world!

Science Communication 101 in Support of your Program

Friday, 17 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET

Olivia Ambriogio and Shane Hanlon, AGU

Learn the ins-and-outs of effective science communication so you are better positioned to be effective in discussing your program with leaders in your institution and funding organizations.

Understanding Your Brand: A Recruiter's Perspective

Thursday, 16 March 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Frank Desafey, Sequence Staffing; Erica Crumley, Sequence Staffing

During this presentation, Frank DeSafey and Erica Crumley of Sequence Staffing share advice on how to sharpen up your job search by improving your brand.  Learn more about how to best present yourself to potential employers from the recruiter’s side of things in this AGU Career Center Webinar.

The Federal Spending Process and What It Means for Science

Thursday, 9 March 2017 2pm–3pm ET

The federal funding process is critical for both science funding and America’s scientific enterprise. In fact, science funding is arguably the most important issue about which scientists should engage with the policy process. It can also be complicated and filled with jargon. Join us as we de-mystify the federal spending process – also known as the budget and appropriations process – and talk about the best ways for scientists to engage.

What's Your Science Message?

Thursday, 2 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET

AGU Sharing Science Team

Learn how to vividly communicate the purpose and importance of your research in this AGU Sharing Science webinar.

Library as Partner in the Geosciences: Advancing Teaching, Learning and Research

Monday, 13 February 2017 1pm–2pm ET

Janice Jaguszewski

Explore how the university library is a critical partner in the success of modern geoscience departments, including support in education and in research.

Managing Online Programs within On Campus Departments

Friday, 11 November 2016 1pm–2pm ET

Scott Hillstrom, Concordia University and Patricia Drews, Northwest Missouri State University

With the continued growth in online education and the rapid adoption of such programs by many traditional higher education institutions, we are seeing increasing online program enrollment in the geosciences. Many of these programs are either inside, or co-institutional, with traditional geoscience programs. This webinar is a panel discussion with representatives from Northwest Missouri State University and Concordia University (Portland) who have navigated the online - on-campus interface.

Advising Strategies for Improving Employment Placement of Your Students

Friday, 14 October 2016 1pm–2pm ET

Aaron Johnson, AIPG

Aaron Johnson, the new Executive Director of AIPG, will share his experiences at Northwest Missouri State University and their strategies in advising that greatly improved the employability of their graduates and helped grow the department.

Outcomes and Next Steps from the Summit for the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education

Friday, 16 September 2016 1pm–2pm ET

Sharon Moser, University of Texas at Austin

This webinar looks at the final conclusions from the Summit on the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education.

A Look at the Class of 2015 - AGI's Exit Survey Results

Friday, 20 May 2016 1pm–2pm ET

Carolyn Wilson, AGI

In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson, from AGI's Workforce program, discusses the results from AGI's Geoscience Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year. The 2015 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates report details all the results from AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey for graduates of the 2014-2015 academic year.  The results highlight the lack of advanced quantitative skills, a lower percentage of students interested in graduate school, and a change over in the industries hiring bachelor's graduates right out of school.  Please join panelist, Carolyn Wilson (American Geosciences Institute), to learn more about AGI's Exit Survey results for 2015 and share your thoughts on this topic.

Mentoring and Nurturing Junior Faculty

Friday, 22 April 2016 1pm–2pm ET

Sarah Penniston-Dorland, University of Maryland and Tracey Holloway, ESWN

This webinar takes a look at strategies for supporting the professional development of junior faculty, including addressing specific circumstances such as gender-related issues.

The Benefits and Challenges of having Geoscience Education Research Faculty in your Department

Friday, 18 March 2016 1pm–2pm ET

Karen McNeal, North Carolina State University, Walter Robinson, North Carolina State University, and Anthony Feig, Central Michigan University

In this webinar, our panelists discuss the benefits and challenges posed by having geoscience education research faculty in your department.

Developing Successful Industry and Academia Partnerships: An Example from Florida

Friday, 12 February 2016 1pm–2pm ET

Jeffrey Ryan, University of South Florida and Mike Schackne, S&ME, Inc.

In this webinar, Jeffrey Ryan (University of South Florida) and Mike Schackne (S&ME, Inc.) look at the history and strategies of implementing a successful partnership between industry and an academic program at the University of South Florida.

Effectively Leading Your Department through Change

Friday, 13 November 2015 1pm–2pm ET

Ben Wolfe, University of Kansas

Change management is one of the most critical skills for department heads. In this webinar, Ben Wolfe (University of Kansas, Edwards Campus) examines approaches to leading your department through different types of changes, and how to address issues of resistance.

Geoscience Workforce & the Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education

Friday, 9 October 2015 1pm–2pm ET

Sharon Mosher, University of Texas at Austin

In this webinar, Sharon Mosher (Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin) discusses the the results of the 2015 Summit on Undergraduate Geoscience Education Employers workshop. Results of surveys on skills and competencies expected by employers is also detailed.

Competencies Approaches to Building a Robust Geoscience Workforce

Friday, 25 September 2015 1pm–2pm ET

Christopher Keane and Heather Houlton, AGI

In this webinar, Christopher Keane and Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program provide an overview of competency-based approaches for higher education, including examples of programs using this approach rather than traditional course structures. This webinar also looks at a recent AGI/AAG study on terminal Master's programs and how their outcomes align with employers needs, which reflects an application of a competency-based structure.

Findings from the 2014 Geoscience Student Exit Survey

Friday, 8 May 2015 1pm–2pm ET

Carolyn Wilson, AGI

In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results from the 2014 Geoscience Student Exit Survey and the plans for 2015.

How to Do Research with Undergraduates

Friday, 17 April 2015 1pm–2pm ET

Rebecca Haacker, UCAR and Robert Rauer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

In this webinar, Rebecca Haacker (SOARS Center for Undergraduate Research, UCAR) and Robert Rauer (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discuss best practices in doing geoscience research with undergraduates.

Best Practices for Faculty Retention - Findings from NSF's ADVANCE Program

Friday, 27 March 2015 1pm–2pm ET

Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In this webinar, Dr. Mary Anne Holmes (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) discusses the results of the NSF-funded ADVANCE program efforts on Best Practices in Faculty Retention.

Teaching GeoEthics Across the Geoscience Curriculum

Friday, 20 February 2015 1pm–2pm ET

Dave Mogk, Montana State University and John Geissman, University of Texas at Dallas

In this webinar, Dave Mogk (Montana State University) and John Geissman (University of Texas at Dallas) discuss the current state of Geoethics guidelines and how to incorporate the concept into the undergraduate geoscience curriculum.

Managing Organizational, Financial, and Operational Threats to Geoscience Programs

Friday, 14 November 2014 1pm–2pm ET

Dallas Rhodes, Humbolt State University

In this webinar, Dallas Rhodes (Humbolt State University) leads a town-hall style discussion about current threats to geoscience programs and successful approaches to dealing with these threats.

How to Work Towards Effective Articulation between 2-Year and 4-Year College Geoscience Programs

Friday, 24 October 2014 1pm–2pm ET

Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island, Dawn Cardace, University of Rhode Island, and Wendy Harrison, Colorado School of Mines

This webinar looks at successful programs which bring students from 2-year colleges into 4-year college geoscience programs.

How to Build Effective 2-Year/4-Year College Collaboration Opportunities

Friday, 26 September 2014 1pm–2pm ET

Allison Beauregard, Northwest Florida State College and Joshua Villalobos, El Paso Community College

In this webinar, Allison Beauregard (Northwest Florida State College) and Joshua Villalobos (El Paso Community College) lead the discussion about strategies and models for building collaborations between 2-year and 4-year university geoscience programs.

The Future of Field Camps

Friday, 18 April 2014 1pm–2pm ET

Dave Mogk, Montana State University and Steven Whitmeyer, James Madison University

In this webinar, Dave Mogk (Montana State University) and Steven Whitmeyer (James Madison University) lead the discussion about current and future trends in geoscience field camps and how burgeoning enrollments and new technology are impacting this core geoscience course.

Outcomes of the Geoscience Undergraduate Education Summit

Friday, 21 March 2014 1pm–2pm ET

Sharon Moser, University of Texas at Austin

In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Moser from the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin reviews the outcomes from the NSF-Sponsored Summit on the Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education.

Strategies for Recruiting Quality Graduate Students

Friday, 21 February 2014 1pm–2pm ET

Tim Bralower, Penn State University and Michael Evans, University of Maryland

In this webinar, our panelists discuss some strategies used by two Research-1 University Geoscience Programs to recruit quality graduate students.

Strategies for Impacting the Visibility of Geoscience on a Campus: The Administrative View

Friday, 15 November 2013 1pm–2pm ET

Geoff Feiss, Geological Society of America Foundation

In this webinar, Geoff Feiss, president of the Geological Society of America Foundation, and prior Provost and Professor of Geology at the College of William & Mary, provides an administrator's view on ways to improve the visibility of geoscience programs on campus.

Current State of Classification/Accreditation of Geoscience Programs

Friday, 18 October 2013 1pm–2pm ET

Wayne Pennington, Michigan Technical University and Christopher Keane, AGI

In this webinar, our panelists discuss the findings by the intersociety committee on accreditation and classification of geoscience programs. This webinar reviews the three major avenues: program accreditation, program classification, or a competency-based model approach.

Strategies for Managing Large or Increased Enrollments in your Departments

Friday, 20 September 2013 1pm–2pm ET

Christopher Keane, AGI

In this webinar, Christopher Keane from AGI's Workforce Program leads the discussion regarding strategies for dealing with burgeoning enrollments in geoscience programs.

Engaging Students in Building Departmental Community II - The Role of Co-Curricular Activities

Monday, 19 August 2013 1pm–2pm ET

Heather Houlton, AGI

In this webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses insights from the AGI Careers Roadshow presentations, and leads the discussion about strategies for creating student community in the geoscience department.

Attracting a Diverse Student Population in your Programs and Departments

Friday, 21 June 2013 1pm–2pm ET

Diane Doser, University of Texas at El Paso and Samue Mukasa, Dean and Professor, University of New Hampshire

In this webinar, our panelists discuss successful programs and strategies for increasing diversity in student recruitment to geoscience programs in the United States.

Best Practices for Recruiting Undergraduate Students into Introductory Geoscience Courses

Friday, 17 May 2013 1pm–2pm ET

Robert Thomas, University of Montana Western and Wayne Powell, Brooklyn College, CUNY

In this webinar, our panelists look at some best practices for recruiting undergraduate students that are in introductory geoscience courses to become majors.

Engaging Students in Building Departmental Community--The Role of Student Organizations

Friday, 22 March 2013 12:00am–12:00am ET

Linda Reinen, Pomona College; Christopher "Chuck" Bailey, College of William & Mary

In this webinar, our panelists discuss ways to build department community with students through extra-curricular student groups. The webinar highlights two presentations - one from Pomona College in California and the other from the College of William and Mary. Both highlight a number of activities which have led to strong senses of community among the students in their geoscience programs.

Legal Issues Related to Field Trips

Friday, 22 February 2013 12:00am–12:00am ET

David Mogk and Steven Whitmeyer, James Madison University

In this webinar, our panelists look at the various legal and safety issues of importance in the conduct of geoscience field trips and field courses. This webinar and the ensuing discussion touches a number of pertinent issues, including safety, liability, dealing with behaviors, and working with the legal counsel of your institution.

Faculty Assessment

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET

Lydia Fox, University of the Pacific; Jon Harbor, Purdue University

In this webinar, Lydia Fox from the University of the Pacific and Jon Harbor from Purdue University look at issues and processes related to the assessment of faculty.

Program Assessment

Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET

Randy Richardson, University of Arizona

This webinar examines the issues and strategies for successful program assessment for geoscience departments in the university environment. Randy Richardson of the University of Arizona leads the discussion regarding the experiences and feedback he has received from other institutions.

2012 Geoscience Exit Surveys: Results & Future

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET

Carolyn Wilson, AGI Workforce Program

In this webinar, Carolyn Wilson from AGI's Workforce Program looks at the preliminary results for the Geoscience Student Exit Survey, including data that begins to establish trends between the 2011 and 2012 pilot tests.

Student Recruitment

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET

Dallas Rhodes and Charles Trupe, Georgia Southern University

In this webinar, Dallas Rhodes and Charles Trupe discuss successful strategies for geoscience departments to recruit new students, and also discuss their experiences at Georgia Southern University.

Geoscience Student Pathways

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:00am–12:00am ET

Heather Houlton, AGI's Workforce Program

In this webinar, Heather Houlton from AGI's Workforce Program discusses the results of her Master's thesis research, and outlines the sources and pathways from which geoscience majors enter into the geoscience profession, and the critical incidents of each pathway.