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Early Career Events

The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.

NameDateOrganisersPrice
Oral Presentation Skills for Students 12 Aug Alice Williams US$25
Succeeding In Academia/Finding and Succeeding Outside of Academia 12 Aug US$25
Dual Careers in Academia 13 Aug US$10
Meet The Plenary Lunch with Sara Seager [details] 13 Aug US$10
Publishing and reviewing 13 Aug Rebecca Neely, Tessa do Roo, Gabriel Fillippelli US$10
Flipping a geochemistry classroom using team-based learning 14 Aug Elizabeth Griffith US$10
Learn about Funding Opportunities 14 Aug Nicolas Sifakis, Enriqueta Barrera US$10
Meet the Plenary Lunch with Caroline Slomp [details] 14 Aug US$10
Meet The Plenary Lunch with Tuba Özkan-Haller [details] 15 Aug US$10
Pop-up talks 15 Aug Kimberly Bitterwolf
Communicating Science 16 Aug Adina Paytan, Rebecca Neely, Thomas Parkhill US$10
How to be a successful Post-doc 16 Aug US$10
Meet the Plenary Lunch with Fumio Inagaki [details] 16 Aug US$10
Meet The Plenary Lunch with Bernard Marty [details] 17 Aug US$10

Early Career Event Details

Oral Presentation Skills for Students

Oral Presentation Skills for Students

Sunday 12th August 12:30-17:00
Contacts: Alice Williams
Price: US$25

Giving a presentation at Goldschmidt can be a daunting prospect, particularly for those who are presenting at an international conference for the first time or whose first language is not English. During this afternoon workshop, students will have the opportunity to practise, get feedback, and work on their Goldschmidt talks in small groups led by young anglophone scientists experienced in giving oral presentations. The course will be a half-day and will be held in the Hynes centre so those attending can best prepare to give their talks in the same set up as will be used in the conference. Specific help and guidance will be provided for students whose first language is not English, and group leaders will be trained and coordinated by a professional English language instructor. A workshop manual will be provided in advance to help students design and prepare their presentations before arriving in Boston. Priority will be given to students giving an oral presentation at Goldschmidt2018. This course is supported by the GS.


Succeeding In Academia/Finding and Succeeding Outside of Academia

Sunday 12th August 13:00-16:30
Price: US$25

This event is made up of two seminars, each runs twice and delegates can attend in either order. All tickets are for both seminars. Seminars run in adjacent rooms.

Succeeding In Academia
13:00-14:30 and 15:00-16:30
How do professors get hired? What key things should you be promoting when looking for a position? And once you find a position how do you navigate building a research program, developing a teaching portfolio, and succeeding in being promoted? Join a range of panelists with the aim to de-mystify the process, and share secrets to success. This workshop is geared towards graduate students and post-docs considering an academic career.

Finding and Succeeding Outside of Academia
13:00-14:30 and 15:00-16:30
Finding a position outside of academia can seem mysterious. For instance, what do businesses favor in terms of experience relative to an academic institution? In this workshop, speak directly with successful post-graduates navigating careers in industry, policy, research laboratories, state agencies, and private enterprise. Get practical advice and tips on landing a career that is right for you.

Mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided at the swap point.


Dual Careers in Academia

Monday 13th August 12:45-14:15
Location: 302 View on map
Price: US$10

Dual-career issues are increasingly important in higher education today. Over 70 percent of faculty are in dual-career relationships; more than a third are partnered with another academic. This trend is particularly strong among women scientists and assistant professors. Universities are seeing an increasing number of high quality candidates for faculty positions partnered with another academic. This presents universities with a challenge, but also a great opportunity to diversify their faculty. The challenges and rewards for University administrations and dual career couples will be discussed and experiences shared. A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Meet The Plenary Lunch with Sara Seager

Monday 13th August 12:45-13:45
Location: 300 View on map
Website
Price: US$10

Professor Sara Seager is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has pioneered many research areas in the characterization of exoplanets. Her present research focus is on the search for life by way of exoplanet atmospheric “biosignature” gases. Professor Seager works on space missions for exoplanets including as: the PI of the CubeSat ASTERIA; the Deputy Science Director of the MIT-led NASA Explorer-class mission TESS; and as a lead of the Starshade Rendezvous Mission (a space-based direct imaging exoplanet discovery concept under technology development) to find a true Earth analog orbiting a Sun-like star. Among other accolades, Professor Seager was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2015, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. If you are interested in meeting Sara Seager in person then this opportunity will give you the chance to discuss your field of study and career path with her in a small group of other like minded people. The informal sandwich lunch will be held after the Monday plenary talk. Space is limited to ten places so please book early.


Publishing and reviewing

Monday 13th August 12:45-14:15
Contacts: Rebecca Neely, Tessa do Roo, Gabriel Fillippelli
Location: 304 View on map
Price: US$10

FULLY BOOKED - The aim of this workshop is to provide information on how to successfully publish your research and how to review manuscripts. A panel of editors will share their perspective on such matters as:

  • How to start the process of getting your paper published
  • How to navigate the ethical pitfalls of writing scientific papers
  • How the peer review process works
  • Recovering from reviewers comments – revise and reply
  • How to be a great reviewer
The panel will include Dr. Rebecca Neely, (Nature Geoscience), Tessa do Roo (Elsevier) and Gabriel Filippelli (AGU Journals).

Attendees are invited to interact with the panel and ask questions to learn more about the publishing and reviewing process.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Flipping a geochemistry classroom using team-based learning

Tuesday 14th August 12:45-14:15
Contacts: Elizabeth Griffith
Location: 302 View on map
Price: US$10

(FULLY BOOKED) Team-Based Learning (TBL) - an instructional strategy for using active learning in small groups will be demonstrated with participants’ first-hand in this workshop. I will then share an overview of this teaching and learning strategy, which is essentially one version of a flipped classroom where the students’ experience changes from acquiring course content in the classroom to applying course content in the classroom in teams, and my experience and challenges using TBL in an environmental geochemistry classroom.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Learn about Funding Opportunities

Tuesday 14th August 12:45-14:15
Contacts: Nicolas Sifakis, Enriqueta Barrera
Location: 304 View on map
Price: US$10

(FULLY BOOKED) This workshop is open to all Goldschmidt attendees and will be particularly helpful to early-career and mid-career participants, especially graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty thinking about applying for funding to conduct research in Europe and in the U.S. Short presentations will be followed by a questions and answers period. Panelists will include Nicolas Sifakis from the ERC and Enriqueta Barrera from NSF.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Meet the Plenary Lunch with Caroline Slomp

Tuesday 14th August 12:45-13:45
Location: 300 View on map
Website
Price: US$10

(FULLY BOOKED) Caroline Slomp, this year's Gast Lecturer, is Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry at the Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on improving the quantitative understanding of the cycling of elements that are important to life in marine environments.

If you are interested in meeting Caroline Slomp in person then this opportunity will give you the chance to discuss your field of study and career path with her in a small group of other like minded people. The informal sandwich lunch will be held after the Tuesday plenary talk. Space is limited to ten places so please book early.


Meet The Plenary Lunch with Tuba Özkan-Haller

Wednesday 15th August 12:45-13:45
Location: 300 View on map
Website
Price: US$10

(FULLY BOOKED) Wednesday plenary speaker, Tuba Özkan-Haller, is a professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). She also holds a joint appointment at OSU’s School of Civil and Construction Engineering. Her research program focuses on the prediction of waves, circulation, and bathymetric change along coastlines. She is a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and has served as member or chair of several National Academy committees. More recently, she has also become involved in furthering diversity, inclusion, and social justice in STEM academia through the OREGON STATE ADVANCE program and has co-facilitated several of the signature immersion summer seminars

If you are interested in meeting Tuba Özkan-Haller in person then this opportunity will give you the chance to discuss your field of study and career path with her in a small group of other like minded people. The informal sandwich lunch will be held after the Wednesday plenary talk. Space is limited to ten places so please book early.


Pop-up talks

Wednesday 15th August 13:00-14:00
Contacts: Kimberly Bitterwolf
Location: Ballroom AB View on map

Do you feel passionate about your research and want to tell us about it? Then sign up for this exciting event at Goldschmidt that is entirely organized by early-career scientists.
You are invited to give a brief 5-minute presentation in the style of a TED talk - that is getting across a well-formulated idea in an engaging way. While you can talk about your latest data in a formal way in the other sessions at Goldschmidt, here we encourage you to think big! Tell us about any aspect of your research that you feel passionate about and particularly enjoy in a casual and engaging way. That can be the wider impact of your research, the future of geochemistry, or any other interesting aspect you have learnt and experienced in your career so far and that you want to share with us. You can find some examples here.
How you want to present your talk is completely up to you! Whereas classic Powerpoint presentations are also possible, we especially encourage nonstandard presentations (e.g., a single image, video, music, poetry, anything you want!). Here you can get really creative to get your message across! These can be either individual presentations or you can do them in a team. The only aspect we will be very strict about is the 5-minute time limit!
So why should you participate? This is a great opportunity to spread the passion about your research in a fun and friendly environment! And, even better, without an abstract fee!


Communicating Science

Thursday 16th August 12:45-14:15
Contacts: Adina Paytan, Rebecca Neely, Thomas Parkhill
Location: 302 View on map
Price: US$10

(LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE - PLEASE CONTACT THE HELPDESK TO BOOK A PLACE) Most scientists don't have the training or connections they need to communicate about their work beyond their peers. This workshop will introduce scientists to tools they need to make their communication more effective. The training begins with a brief overview of communications principles, and then introduces the Message Box and the idea of tailoring your message to your audience. The training culminates with media interview scenarios.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


How to be a successful Post-doc

Thursday 16th August 12:45-14:15
Location: 304 View on map
Price: US$10

(FULLY BOOKED) The post-doctoral stage of any academic career is a chance to increase skills, build networks, develop new research projects, and figure out how to take the next steps in your career. With this full suite, it can be all too easy to fail to prioritize and miss advantageous opportunities. Take advantage of this workshop to learn from a range of experiences and feel confident that you can get the most out of a postdoctoral experience.

A light lunch is included in the ticket price, this is subsidised and so places are limited to the first 50 applicants. You may attend without a ticket in which case lunch will not be provided.


Meet the Plenary Lunch with Fumio Inagaki

Thursday 16th August 12:45-13:45
Location: 300 View on map
Website
Price: US$10

(FULLY BOOKED) Dr. Fumio Inagaki is a geomicrobiologist whose research focuses on the deep subseafloor biosphere. He is the deputy director of the Research and Development Center for Ocean Drilling Science and the Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, both at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

If you are interested in meeting Fumio Inagaki in person then this opportunity will give you the chance to discuss your field of study and career path with him in a small group of other like minded people. The informal sandwich lunch will be held after the Thursday plenary talk. Space is limited to ten places so please book early.


Meet The Plenary Lunch with Bernard Marty

Friday 17th August 12:45-13:45
Location: 300 View on map
Website
Price: US$10

FULLY BOOKED Bernard Marty is a Professor of geochemistry at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Université de Lorraine, and researcher at the Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques (CRPG, UMR 7358 CNRS-UL), Nancy, France. His is interested in the geochemistry and cosmochemistry of volatile elements, notably stable isotopes and noble gases. Topics include stable isotope variations in the solar system, processes of planet formation, the origin(s) of terrestrial water and other volatiles, the geodynamical cycle of these elements, and the evolution of the atmosphere from the Hadean eon to Present. Besides mantle geochemistry, Bernard is involved in space missions such as Stardust (return to Earth of cometary grains), Genesis (analysis of the isotope composition of the solar wind), Rosetta (in situ analysis of cometary volatiles), and others. Bernard gained a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Toulouse, France, and a Doctorat d’Etat in geochemistry at Université Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. Bernard was co-chair of the Meteoritical Society meeting in Nancy in 2009, and chair of the Goldschmidt Conference in Prague in 2011, serving as EAG Goldschmidt Officer from 2009 to 2014. He was EAG Vice-President in 2015-2016 and currently serves as EAG President for 2017-2018.

If you are interested in meeting Bernard Marty in person then this opportunity will give you the chance to discuss your field of study and career path with him in a small group of other like minded people. The informal sandwich lunch will be held after the Friday plenary talk. Space is limited to ten places so please book early.


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