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Students and Early Careers

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We are excited to be announcing that the Thriving Earth Exchange team will be representing community science at this year’s first Student and Early Career Scientist Conference and sessions throughout the week at AGU’s Fall Meeting!

Science, Social Justice, and Career Options

Raj Pandya

Sunday 14th December 11.15am – 12.15pm

Westin Market Street, Metropolitan Ballroom 1



Declining science literacy and the misuse or neglect of science in civic processes are just two symptoms of the gap between science and society. We, as scientists, have a moral and civic responsibility to try to bridge that gap. One way to do that is to engage community leaders as partners in doing science and invite their participation in every step from designing research questions to applying results.

This is a ticketed event and has sold out. If you were one of the lucky ones to have nabbed a spot, don’t miss out on ways to become involved with community science or TEX! More information on the Conference can be found here.
If you can’t make this event, be sure to check out two other talks we are giving to students and early career scientists during Fall Meeting.




Applying Scientific Research: 

The Community Science Approach

Natasha Udu-gama

Wednesday 17th December 11 am – 12 pm

Moscone South Room 101

This informal talk will cover alternative ways to having a fulfilling and rewarding career that enables the application of scientific research to real world community challenges in climate change, natural hazards and natural resources.

This is an open event, with no prior registration required! Info on this event can also be viewed here.




Interacting with the Thriving Earth Exchange: 

Community Science Practitioners

Natasha Udu-gama

Thursday 18th December 11am – 12pm

Career Lounge Room 101


In this session, students will have the opportunity to learn about one or more Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) community science projects.

We will introduce AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) and then each speaker will describe what they do and how they got involved in community science. Students will have a chance to ask the panel about their careers, the projects and their experience with TEX.

This is an open event, with no prior registration required! Info on this event can also be viewed here.