The Outstanding Student Paper Award program and the Student Travel Grant program are wonderful opportunities for members to help students gain valuable feedback or win a student travel grant to attend the Joint Assembly!  Neither of these programs would be as successful as they are without our volunteers and we are grateful for their time and dedication. AGU is currently seeking volunteers for the below positions.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must not be a student member
  • Do not need to attend the Joint Assembly

Student Travel Grant Reviewer

Time Period: 28 January – 11 February
Time Commitment:  Approximately 7 minutes per student application; Maximum 10 applications per Reviewer
Description:  Determine the scientific merit of the student’s abstract, rate their engagement with the scientific community via their CV, and rate their answers to two questions about how attending the Joint Assembly will benefit their career.

Outstanding Student Paper Award Coordinator

Time Period: 16 February- 27 May
Time Commitment:  Approximately 1 hour per week per Coordinator
Description:  Manage the quest to secure judges for students in their sessions, assist Liaisons, encourage judges to sign up via emails and your section or focus group’s newsletters, emails, website, and other communications.  Encourage judges to enter their scores by the deadline and help select the OSPA winners for your section or focus group.

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AGU Section and Focus Groups OSPA Coordinators Needed Student Travel Grant Reviewers Needed
Atmospheric Sciences Complete Complete
Biogeosciences Complete Complete
Earth Surface Processes 2 Complete
Education Complete Complete
Element Partitioning and Mobility Complete Complete
Geoarcheology 2 Complete
Geodesy 2 Complete
Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism 2 Complete
Hydrology Complete Complete
Mapping and Regional Geology Complete Complete
Mineral Deposits and Ore Minerals 2 Complete
Mineral Structure, Surfaces, and Crystallography 1 Complete
Ocean Sciences Complete Complete
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Complete Complete
Planetary Sciences Complete Complete
Precambrian Geology 2 Complete
Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology 2 Complete
Seismology Complete Complete
Solid Earth 2 Complete
Space Physics and Aeronomy Complete Complete
Tectonophysics Complete Complete
Union Complete Complete
Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology Complete Complete


Volunteers for Student Programs