Upcoming Webinars — Past Webinars

Sharing Science on the International Day of Disaster Reduction

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 2pm–3pm ET

Geoscience Careers in the Petroleum Industry

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Fred Schroeder, Ph.D., Consultant, Seismic Interpretation Training & Application; Maryevalyn Wren, Geoscience Technician, ExxonMobil

The Geological Society of America (GSA), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, American Geophysical Union, American Geosciences Institute, the Society of Exploration Geophysics, and the GSA Energy Geology Division will be hosting a webinar entitled Geoscience Careers in the Petroleum Industry. This webinar will provide a high level overview of what a geoscientist in the petroleum industry does. Advice will be given on the hiring processes and key skills and characteristics that recruiters are looking for in candidates.
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Important Writing Skills for Careers in the Environmental Industry

Wednesday, 2 October 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Mike Lawless – Principal/Vice President, Draper Aden Associates and Brandy Barnes, Staff Geologist, Draper Aden Associates

The American Geosciences Institute is offering the next webinar in the Technical Writing Skills for Geoscience Careers webinar series, Important Writing Skills for Careers in the Environmental Industry. This webinar will provide insight into the technical writing skills that are needed by geoscience students pursuing careers in the environmental consulting industry. Speakers will discuss skills that are developed during undergraduate or graduate academic training, types of written products that are developed by geoscientists in the environmental consulting industry, training and professional development opportunities for improving and expanding writing skills and advice for students on how to acquire the needed writing skills as they prepare for and pursue their career path.

Past Webinars

So, You Wanna Start a Science Blog?

Monday, 9 September 2019 2pm–3pm ET

Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Terry Briggs, General Manager and Elaine Lord, Intern

The Geological Society of America (GSA), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the Society of Economic Geology will be hosting a webinar entitled Exploring a Career in the Minerals Industry.  This webinar will feature two presenters from Newmont Goldcorp who will provide perspectives of a senior project manager and a student near graduation on what a geologist does in this important sector and what it takes to work within this industry.
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Student Funding Opportunities for Fall Meeting

Thursday, 25 July 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Did you know that AGU provides financial assistance for students to attend Fall Meeting? In this webinar, learn about AGU’s travel grant programs designed to help students attend Fall Meeting, pick up tips for completing the application process and hear how previous travel grant recipients found additional financial resources to cover their costs.
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Writing an Abstract That Will Get Their Attention

Monday, 22 July 2019 2pm–3pm ET

The scientific climate is shifting such that tailoring your message solely to your peers is unlikely to get your work the notice and reach that it deserves. Making the shift from technical to plain-language writing can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible. In this webinar, we will provide helpful tools and hints to make the transformation process easier and hopefully enjoyable!

Sharing Science on LGBTSTEM Day

Thursday, 6 June 2019 2pm–3pm ET

Polishing Your Writing Skills for State Government Agency Careers

Tuesday, 4 June 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Steve Holbrook and David Spears

In this free Geoscience Online Learning Initiative webinar, Steve Holbrook from Virginia Tech and David Spears from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy will provide insight into the professional and technical writing skills that are needed by geoscience students pursuing careers in state government agencies. They will discuss skills that are developed during students’ undergraduate and graduate academic training, types of written products that are developed by geoscientists in state agencies, training and professional development opportunities for improving and expanding writing skills, and advice for students on how to acquire the needed writing skills as they prepare for and pursue their career path.

Social Media for Scientists, Community Managers, and Beyond

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 2pm–3pm ET

Social media can be a valuable tool to communicate science, especially when sharing a photo or video. This webinar, a collaboration between Sharing Science and the Thriving Earth Exchange, will provide guidance and examples on how to use social media, in conjunction with multimedia, to effectively share science.

Creating Videos for Scientists, Community Managers, and Beyond

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 2pm–3pm ET

Ever wanted to create quick and engaging videos about science but didn’t know where to start? This webinar, a collaboration between Sharing Science and the Thriving Earth Exchange, will provide tips, tools, and lessons on how to make that perfect video for any audience.

Climate Extremes in Present and Future: How Can We Avoid the Worst?

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 11am–12pm ET

Sonia I. Seneviratne

Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne will discuss climate extremes in the present and the future and how we can avoid the worst. Dr. Seneviratne is a Professor at the Institute for Atmosphere and Climate Science at ETH Zürich and was elected an AGU Fellow in 2013.
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Drought and Water Security in the West: Highlighting the Roles of Scientists in the 21st century

Thursday, 9 May 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Jonathan Overpeck

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck will discuss drought and water security in the West, highlighting the roles of scientists in the 21st century. Dr. Overpeck is a Samuel A. Graham Dean and William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan. He was elected an AGU Fellow in 2015.

Sharing Science on World Oceans Day

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 2pm–3pm ET

Dawn Wright and Tashiana Osborne

As part of AGU's Centennial Year, we're highlighting all the great things our scientists do around world science days. In this webinar, hear from oceanographer Dawn Wright and climate scientist/hydrologist Tashiana Osborne about the scicomm, policy, and outreach activities they do to share their science, and hopefully come away with some ideas how to share your science in celebration of World Oceans Day on 8 June.

Exploring a Career in the Paleontology Field

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 1pm–2pm ET

ReBecca Hunt-Foster is the Monument Paleontologist and Museum Curator at Dinosaur National Monument and Mathew Carson is a Senior Paleontologist at Paleo Solutions, Inc.

The Geological Society of America (GSA), American Geosciences Institute (AGI), American Geophysical Union (AGU), GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) will be hosting a webinar which will feature two presenters representing mitigation and federal paleontology careers. Speakers will provide information on the typical daily activities, how to prepare for a career in this field (including curriculum, resume, and interview tips), common career trajectories of the profession, and where to find these career opportunities.

AGU/AGI Heads & Chairs Webinars: Preventing Bullying and Harassment in the Field

Friday, 19 April 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Erika Marin Spiotta

An open conversation and discussion about best approaches to dealing with the unique issues of harassment in the field. Discussion will be lead by Erika Marin Spiotta, University of Wisconsin and the GeoADVANCE team.

AGU/AGI Heads & Chairs Webinars: Implementing Effective Field Safety Policies

Friday, 5 April 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Jinny Sisson, Alex Robinson, and John Weber

A webinar and discussion focused on current best practices related to safety procedures for geoscience field trips as well as field camps.  Discussion will be lead by Jinny Sisson, University of Houston; Alex Robinson, University of Houston; and John Weber, Grand Valley State University.

What the President's FY2020 Budget Means for Science

Thursday, 4 April 2019 2pm–3pm ET

AGU's New Ethics and Equity Center

Thursday, 28 March 2019 2pm–3pm ET

Billy Williams

Learn all about the Center and how you can utilize its resources to help advance your work and foster a positive work climate in science. In this webinar, AGU Vice President of Ethics, Billy Williams, will provide an overview and answer questions about AGU’s new Ethics and Equity Center. Learn more about the Center’s resources including how to request an ethics and equity workshop; the free legal consultation available to students, postdocs, and untenured faculty members; new leading practices resources; campus and departmental work-climate assessment tools and more.

Telling your Geoscience Story with Story Maps

Thursday, 14 March 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Joseph Kerski, PhD, GISP, Education Manager, Esri

This webinar will explain that: 1. Story Maps are easy to create but powerful tools to communicate science. 2. Story Maps are tied to modern GIS - analytics and data. But one does not need to be a GIS expert to use and create story maps. 3. Story Maps can be used to address local to global issues in 2D and 3D. This webinar is great for any geoscientist who: 1. needs to communicate about their own research results, or hypothesis, or issue to their own organization, to a specific group, or to the general public 2. is examining the “where” question and therefore has a need to show at least some of their research and data on maps.

Exploring a Career in the Environmental Industry

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Brandy Barnes

Brandy Barnes will provide students and early career professionals with insights on preparing for a career in the environmental industries. This webinar is being jointly hosted by  the American Geosciences Institute, AGU, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the Geological Society of America.  Please click here if you registered for the webinar and would like to watch the recording.

World Oceans Day - AGU Celebrate 100 Grants Idea Lab

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Learn about AGU's Celebrate 100 grants program and discuss strategies for creating a great proposal. We will especially focus on grant ideas for World Oceans Day.

World Water Day - AGU Celebrate 100 Grants Idea Lab

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 1pm–2pm ET

Kelly McCarthy, AGU Centennial Communications Manager

Learn about AGU's Celebrate 100 grants program and discuss strategies for creating a great proposal. This webinar will provide some focused support around planning an event for World Water Day.

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinars: Update on AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey Results

Friday, 30 November 2018 1pm–2pm ET

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will provide an update on the latest findings from AGI's geoscience student exit survey.

NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training Series #4: Science Communication at Sea

Friday, 2 November 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Effective outreach at sea benefits from an understanding of basic communications techniques and best-practices, as well as an awareness of the unique challenges inherent in working from a ship. Limited bandwidth, limited time, and limited tools are just a few things to contend with once you've left shore, but the benefits of providing audiences with a behind-the-scenes, near real-time view of oceanographic field research and life at sea can help you burn through the static filling news feeds and reach new people. We'll take a look at some of the reasons why you should make the effort, some of the many ways to conduct outreach at sea, tips and tools that will help you accomplish your goals, and ways to avoid common pitfalls. Ken Kostel is the Director of Research Communications at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has conducted outreach on more than one dozen research cruises.

An Overview of Anti-Lobbying Regulations for Federally-Funded Scientists

Thursday, 1 November 2018 2pm–3pm ET

NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training Series #3: Life and Safety at Sea

Friday, 26 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Jon Alberts, University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System

Policy Influencers: 3 People to Watch

Thursday, 25 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Join us to learn to learn more about key science policy figures in Congress and the Administration. We'll profile:
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee;
  • Jerry Moran (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee; and
  • Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, nominee for the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Learn more about their policy positions, backgrounds, and how they will shape science policy in 2019.

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinars: Implementing New Curriculum Revisions in your Department

Friday, 19 October 2018 1pm–2pm ET

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar to discuss examples of implementing curriculum reform within a geoscience department.
Photo of webinar presenter, Eileen T. O'Grady.

Defining Balance in Your Research, Studies, and Life

Thursday, 11 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Dr. Eileen O'Grady

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you have too much on your plate ALL the time? Join Dr. Eileen O'Grady as she teaches the key elements of positive psychology, emotional intelligence , what to say Yes and NO to, why your friends matter, and how to cultivate bedrock behaviors.

NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training Series #2: National Deep Submergence Facility Overview

Friday, 5 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Dr. Adam Soule

The webinar will introduce the participants to the National Deep Submergence Facilities vehicles (HOV Alvin, ROV Jason, and AUV Sentry) and describe their operational capabilities. The potential for the vehicles, on their own or in tandem, to achieve a range of cross-disciplinary science goals will be discussed.

An Overview of Anti-Lobbying Regulations for Federally-Employed Scientists

Thursday, 4 October 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

Scientists in the United States are increasingly participating in various forms of activism and political engagement, especially around issues affecting science. Scientists – even those who work for federal agencies – are entitled to engage in this kind of advocacy. However, they need to be aware of the restrictions placed on these activities by anti-lobbying laws, which are designed to prevent misuse of federal funds by limiting how federal employees can influence Congress or government officials on specific issues. In this webinar, attorneys from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund will discuss what falls under the definition of “lobbying” and how federally-employed scientists can be politically active without violating anti-lobbying laws; we’ll also provide examples of restricted and permissible activities.

AGU/AGI Heads & Chairs Webinars: Helping Smaller Departments Fundraise Effectively

Friday, 28 September 2018 1pm–2pm ET

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar 2which will look at the experiences of smaller departments in their efforts to raise external funds and what actions proved most successful.

(Science) Podcasting ≥ 101

Thursday, 27 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Shane Hanlon and Ryan Haupt

Have you ever wanted to guest host, start, or beef up your own science podcast? In this webinar, "Third Pod from the Sun" co-host Shane Hanlon and "Science... sort of" creator/co-host Ryan Haupt will discuss podcasting generalities, why podcast, tech, hosting, editing, & more!

Balancing Design and Content in Scientific Posters and Figures

Thursday, 20 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Amisha Gadani

Making an effective and engaging scientific poster is just as much about design and aesthetics as it is about the research. Join us as we take a deep-dive into scientific poster design aesthetics and data visualization with science illustrator Amisha Gadani.

NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training Series #1: EPR 9-10°N Science Summary

Friday, 14 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Dan Fornari, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Michael Perfit, University of Florida

Articles and handouts associated with this webinar can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hm9kxjwpx5fv0ne/AAA_THXdlkHIa0yK8vMg6wlMa?dl=0

Crafting Your Science Message for Journalists

Thursday, 13 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Crafting an engaging and effective message is important when trying to convey any point, especially when it comes to working with journalists. Join us to learn how to craft your science message for  journalists!

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Connecting Science and Policy

Thursday, 6 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET

The webinar will explore both science and policy relating to the food-energy-water nexus. It will discuss the connections and trade-offs between the different elements, how science is contributing to our understanding, and Congressional policies aiming for a more sustainable and secure future.

Amplify Your Science by Crafting a Plain-Language Abstract

Thursday, 30 August 2018 2pm–3pm ET

A plain-language abstract is an incredibly effective science communication tool because it allows researchers to reach a wider audience by summarizing papers in terms that are accessible to people outside of a specific scientific circle. In this webinar, learn how to identify your audience, reduce jargon, determine what key points to hit, & more!
Photo of webinar presenter, Eileen T. O'Grady.

Become the CEO of your own Dissertation

Thursday, 16 August 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Eileen T. O'Grady

Writing a dissertation is a herculean task that requires a great deal of focus, energy, and time. But, with strategic planning and thoughtful self-reflection, the experience can be a valuable opportunity for professional and personal growth. Join us as certified nurse practitioner and wellness coach, Eileen T. O’Grady, Ph.D., shares an evidence-based approach to help you through the dissertation, and life after the defense.

Dissecting Jurassic Park's Dinos

Thursday, 21 June 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Ryan Haupt, Paleontologist & Research Fellow at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Pack your bags, because we’re heading to Isla Nublar to see some real life dinosaurs! At least, that’s what they’d have you believe. Join paleontologist Ryan Haupt in a ‘scientific’ breakdown of what the Jurassic Park movies get right and what they get wrong about everyone’s favorite Mesozoic marvels!

Changing Gears, Changing Lanes: Navigating change in and out of the workplace

Thursday, 14 June 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Lisa Balbes, Nathaniel Janick

Lisa Balbes and Nathaniel Janick will discuss strategies for managing change in your workplace.

The Carbon Footprint of Superheroes: What Caped Crusaders Teach Us about Ourselves

Thursday, 31 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Miles Traer, "Pop-Scientist at Large"

Our carbon footprint is one the most important and poorly understood numbers to clarify our contributions to climate change. If you told me that my annual carbon footprint was around 44,000 lbs of carbon dioxide, would that be good? Bad? To better understand these vital numbers and see what all goes into a carbon footprint, I calculated the carbon emissions of nine popular superheroes, each of whom reflects an aspect of our very human behaviors. We still need our heroes to help save the world, but now, by looking at their behaviors and being aware of our own behaviors, we can all be superheroes, too.

Data Management Fundamentals

Thursday, 17 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Shelley Stall, Director of Data Programs, AGU

What is data management and why should it matter to you? Presented by Shelley Stall, Director of Data Programs at AGU, this webinar will explore available resources and techniques we can use in our work and publications to make data more discoverable and understandable.

AGU/AGI Heads & Chairs Webinars: The Current and Mid-21st Century Geoscience Workforce

Friday, 11 May 2018 1pm–2pm ET

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinars

AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs webinar which will examine current trends in the geoscience workforce and discuss emerging issues that are defining what a career in the geosciences in the mid-21st Century will require for success.

When Is Science Newsworthy?

Thursday, 10 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Carolyn Gramling, Science News; Ben Guarino, The Washington Post

What makes a good science news story? How do science reporters choose stories to write about? How can scientists work with reporters when they have a newsworthy story? In this webinar, AGU's Sharing Science program along with reporters Carolyn Gramling of Science News and Ben Guarino of The Washington Post will demystify what reporters are looking for in a news story and how science makes it from a research paper to the front page.

Finding Your Fit: Making Sense of Your Career Options

Thursday, 3 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET

David Harwell

You have your degree, now what? With so many career options, how do you choose the right career path? Join David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool at AGU, as he explores strategies and tools to help you identify the career path that’s the best fit for you.

Introduction to Careers in Industry

Thursday, 19 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET

David Harwell

Last year, more than half of new Earth and space science grads ended up working in industry, but few of them were planning on it. Even fewer were aware of the possible jobs available. Join David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool at AGU, in this exploration of careers in industry.

AGU Narratives: Telling the story of our science

Thursday, 12 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Victoria Forlini, Felicita Wight, and Nathaniel Janick

AGU wants to capture the hidden stories behind the Earth and space sciences, and you can help by joining our AGU Narratives Project. In this webinar, we will talk about how to prepare and record brief oral history interviews through the StoryCorps app.  Join our webinar to learn how to capture the stories of your colleagues and your science.

Science Funding: The Saga Continues

Thursday, 5 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Virginia Ainslie & AGU Public Affairs Staff

This has been a complex year for the federal spending process and President Trump’s recent budget plan may seem dire for the sciences. Join the Public Affairs team as they wade through the current federal spending landscape, what to expect in the coming months, and how it affects science. We will also highlight key moments to effectively engage and advocate on behalf of science. Get the scoop and an opportunity to ask all your budget and appropriation questions.

SciComm essentials for successful storytelling

Monday, 26 March 2018 2pm–3pm ET

The best way to be a successful storyteller is to be a successful communicator. Join us for our webinar where we’ll break down the basics of choosing the right audience, crafting an effective message, and telling an awesome story.

Navigating the Federal Job Search Process

Thursday, 22 March 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Janice Lachance

Have you ever wondered about how the government hiring process works? Janice Lachance, AGU's Executive Vice President of Strategic & Organizational Excellence, served as the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) during the Clinton Administration, a cabinet level position at that time. In this webinar, she will share with you her advice for navigating the federal government hiring process and answer any questions you might have. Students and early career scientists are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn more about their career options.

Introduction to Careers in Academia

Thursday, 22 February 2018 2pm–3pm ET

David Harwell

Most people are unaware of the many types of jobs available in academia.  Not every academic works in an ivory tower or a research-intensive institution.  We’ll explore the possibilities in this quick tour of higher education employment. Join the AGU Pathfinder staff in this exploration of careers in academia.

5 Policy Things to Watch in 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Join us for our first science policy webinar of 2018.This webinar will give you the rundown of the current policy landscape, including: what to expect for federal funding, how the 2018 election will impact this year’s legislative agenda, and what bills are on the horizon.  

Interviewing 101

Thursday, 18 January 2018 2pm–3pm ET

David Harwell

So you made it to the interview stage of your job search? That's great! But your work isn't over yet in grabbing that exciting new job. Come learn the basics of interviewing with David Harwell, AGU Director of Talent Pool.

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.

Building Successful Mentoring Relationships As A Mentor

Thursday, 16 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris, UNAVCO

Join Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris of UNAVCO as they discuss ways to give the most to your proteges and mentees.  The preceding week will feature advice for those in mentee roles.

Science Storytelling

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo

A holiday visit with families or friends offers a fine and non-threatening opportunity to tell stories to non-experts about your research. Trying to explain what you do to a cynical uncle, a science-phobic friend, or the truly interested artist who lives next door--such conversations are great practice for talking to the public, journalists, or policy makers. Science communication experts Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo will lead you through various scenarios to help you do a lot more than just “talk turkey.”

Get The Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationships: Be An Engaged Mentee

Thursday, 9 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris, UNAVCO

Join Donna Charlevoix and Aisha Morris of UNAVCO as they discuss ways to get the most out of your interactions with a mentor.   The following week will feature advice for those in mentor roles.

Useful Links for Mentoring Programs

Mentoring 365 (AGU, SEG and AWG partnership) On to the Future (Geological Society of America) ESWN (Earth Science Women's Network) American Meteorological Society Private Sector Mentorship

Tips for a Successful Manuscript Submission (in Mandarin Chinese)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 7am–8am ET

JGR: Atmospheres Editor in Chief, Minghua Zhang and JGR: Space Physics Editor, Yuming Wang

Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this webinar given by JGR: Atmospheres Editor in Chief, Minghua Zhang and JGR: Space Physics Editor, Yuming Wang.

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.

Resumes 101: Building a resume that will catch their eye

Thursday, 19 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET

David Harwell

David Harwell, Director of Talent Pool at AGU, will help you understand how to create an effective resume, a key part of your application packet and your future success.  Join us for this informative webinar and get your pressing questions answered.

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.

Creating Figures For Scientific Posters

Thursday, 12 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Ashley Smith, American Journal Experts

Whether you are presenting a poster at Fall Meeting, the Fall Virtual Poster Showcase, or another meeting, our guest presenter Ashley Smith, from the American Journal Experts, will provide you with the tips you need to create effective figures for your presentation. Join us on 12 October for this informative webinar.

Tips for a Successful Manuscript Submission

Thursday, 5 October 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Robert Pincus

Want to learn how to successfully and efficiently get from the manuscript writing process to a published article in a peer-reviewed journal? Attend this webinar given by Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) Editor in chief Robert Pincus for advice.

How to Write Effective Reviews (and Improve Your Own Manuscript)

Thursday, 28 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Gabriel Fillipelli

Learning how to write effective reviews not only helps you as a peer reviewer. It can also help you understand how to improve your own manuscript and respond to reviewer comments. Join GeoHealth Editor in Chief Gabriel M. Fillippelli as he discusses what it takes to be a reviewer.

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.

Back to Work: Restarting Your Career in the Sciences After Caregiving

Thursday, 14 September 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Tami Forman, Path Forward

Special guest Tami Forman, Executive Director of Path Forward, will talk about the challenges of re-entering the work force. Though she will be paying special attention to those looking to get back on their career path, her advice will ring true for new beginners as well.

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.

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.