AGU Fall Meeting 2018 Events

Beno Gutenberg Lecture (Tues., Dec. 11: 2:15 – 3:40 pm Marriott Marquis 6)

The 2018 Beno Gutenberg Lecture will be given by Dr. Bill Ellsworth of Stanford University and the USGS.  The title of his presentation is: “An Unintended Geophysical Experiment on a Vast Scale”, discussing the science behind the great increase in induced seismicity across the midcontinent.  Immediately prior to the lecture, we will present Dr. Yingling Ye with the Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award.   Please submit suggestions for the 2018 Gutenberg Lecturer by 15 April 2018.


Joint Seismology/Tectonophysics Luncheon (Tues., Dec 11: 12:30 – 1:30 pm Grand Hyatt Washington, Constitution Level, in Rooms A and B

2018 awardees and newly elected Fellows from the seismology and tectonophysics section will be honored.  In addition, Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the US National Academy of Sciences and a solid earth geophysicist, will give a short presentation on policy and governmental issues related to geophysics.  Ticket prices are $20 for members and $10 for student members.   There are still some tickets available as of the newsletter preparation time, but the number is limited, so please buy them soon.  If you have already registered and did not include the luncheon, you can go back into your registration and add it.


Seismology/Geodesy Early Career Networking Event and Luncheon (Thurs., Dec 13: 12:30 – 1:40 pm Grand Hyatt, Independence Level, Rooms B,C,D, and E)

Only a few spots left!  If you are an early career seismologist, we invite you to participate in an Early Career Networking Event at the AGU Fall Meeting.  Join your fellow early career peers and learn from geoscience professionals and mentors from a range of fields and sectors. The mentors will provide a short introduction, and then meet with the tables to answer your questions about career, work/life balance, and will help you to gain perspective. The event is sponsored by the AGU Seismology and Geodesy sections, the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), as well as IRIS and UNAVCO. If you have already registered and did not include the early career networking luncheon, you can go back into your registration and add it for $10. 


Seismology Student Mixer (Thurs., Dec 13: 6:30 – 8 pm Penn Social 801 E Street NW )

Seismology Section Students:  Want to catch up with friends in your field and maybe even make some new ones with arcade games? Come join other seismology students at Penn Social (801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004) for some free drinks and food. The student mixer last year was a big hit – we hope to see everyone again this year!

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