Call for OSPA Volunteers for the Fall Meeting

If you are attending the AGU Fall Meeting, please consider volunteering as a judge for Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPA). We have 177 students who have registered for this program (40 more than last year!), and we need three judges for each student. As of 27 November, we still have 410 judge slots available and waiting for you! (Thank you to all of you who have already volunteered.) This is a great opportunity for students to receive outside feedback on their presentation and to be recognized. When we were students, this program meant a lot, and we hope many of you will also fondly recall the experience.

Judging does not take too much time, especially if you are already planning to participate in specific sessions (you can judge student presentations in your sessions). You can register to be a judge and learn about the honor code at

If you are interested in being a judge but are having difficulties finding student presentations or have any issues, please feel free to contact either of us through the AGU Seismology OSPA Gmail account (

Thank you, and we look forward to making this another successful event with all your help!

Miaki Ishii and Eric Kiser
OSPA Coordinators for the Seismology Section