AGU2018 - PA027 How Does Your Geoscience Research Matter, and Can You Explain How It Matters to Other Scientists and the Public?

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Monday, July 30, 2018 - 17:15 to Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 14:45

Dear Colleagues:

Don’t just present your research at the AGU meeting, take the challenge to present it in a lightning talk in language the public and policy decision makers can understand.

If you have already submitted an abstract, you can still submit one to public affairs.  Please consider submitting an abstract to PA027 “How Does Your Geoscience Research Matter, and Can You Explain How It Matters to Other Scientists and the Public?”

Session Description:

You have five minutes to explain to scientists and non-scientists alike, what you as a geoscientist do, what discoveries you have made, and why the broader effects of the geosciences really matter.  Why for example are the geosciences about Earth's critical zone? This session seeks brief, easy-to-understand presentations via poster or lightning talk engaging the public and stakeholders, such as policymakers, emergency workers, and others. There are no restrictions on your choice of words or images, but the presentation should include an assertion of why the geosciences have value and what that value is.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting!

Daniel Richter (Duke University), Leslie Hsu (U.S. Geological Survey) and Martha Conklin (University of California, Merced)

The abstract deadline is August 1 at 11:59 PM EDT.  Submit here:


Posted on behalf of Martha Conklin

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