Student & Early Career Events

EC01 Trivia Night

We will be hosting a fun virtual trivia night (or afternoon/morning depending on your time zone) for all who wish to participate. This event will be general trivia, which means no marine science in sight! The questions will also be friendly to an international audience, sorry no categories about American television, states, history, etc. So get some of your friends you have not seen since the last OSM together and put your thinking caps on. What you need to do: Get together a team of no more than six people, choose a team captain, and come up with an awesome name! Sign up on the this spreadsheet by February 18th: OSM Trivia Sign-up - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CL0ATmthK_g__VEtgjkw4IPqNJCVzsc-Z4hi_PJSNfo/edit#gid=0 Anyone without a team can sign up as a Free Agent (use the same link above and click on the “Free Agent sign up” tab” and will be assigned a team before March 1. Each team will be assigned an answer sheet through google docs. On March 1 at 8pm EST, I will one-way, live stream trivia over YouTube. The link will be sent to the team captains and shared on this page 30 minutes before the event starts. People can interact with me via the chat on YouTube. During trivia, each team will get together on the video conferencing platform of their choice to discuss each question. The team captain will fill in each question on the answer sheet.

Lead Organizer: Nicole Millette, VIMS, nmillette@vims.edu

Date and Time: Wednesday, 3/2/2022 09:00 PM to 3/2/2022 11:00 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 17

EC02 Music BINGO Night

Want to unwind from a day of talks and posters? Come to our Music BINGO night where we’ll combine some music trivia with a little luck! All you have to do is identify the song, mark it down on your board, and cross your fingers. And what is BINGO without prizes? Free to attend!

Date and Time: Thursday, 3/3/2022 08:00 PM to 3/3/2022 09:00 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 01

ST01 Ocean Policy Career and Engagement Opportunities

A panel for those who would like to be more engaged in ocean policy or who are interested in a career or fellowship in ocean policy. Hear from a variety of ocean policy experts and ask your questions about ocean policy engagement and careers. Panelists will include fellows from programs such as John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program, and others with careers in ocean policy. All levels of interest and experience are invited. This program is a collaborative effort between the OSM organizing societies AGU, ASLO, and TOS.

Lead Organizer: Elizabeth Landau, AGU, liz.landau@gmail.com

Date and Time: Monday, 2/28/2022 01:30 PM to 2/28/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 02

ST02 What the 2020 elections meant for STEM and how to engage in the 2022 midterms

2020 was a landmark year for U.S. elections. Voters across the country cast their ballots in record numbers and in novel ways. Along with Science Rising at the Union of Concerned Scientists, we will look at what the 2020 elections meant for STEM participation in policy, how to engage with your peers, students, professors, and colleagues and ensure we have strong STEM voters.

Lead Organizer: Caitlin Bergstrom, American Geophysical Union, cbergstrom@agu.org

Date and Time: Wednesday, 3/2/2022 01:30 PM to 3/2/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 02

ST03 Engaging with U.S. Congressional Committees

Congressional committees play a central role in determining how science funding is distributed across the federal government, and their decisions influence how science agencies allocate resources. This event will provide attendees an opportunity to learn how congressional committees operate and to hear from and engage with congressional committee staffers, as they discuss current ocean policy priorities and tips for engaging with them. All levels of interest and experience are welcome. This event is a collaborative effort between the OSM organizing societies AGU, ASLO, and TOS.

Lead Organizer: Michael Villafranca, American Geophysical Union (AGU), mvillafranca@agu.org

Date and Time: Thursday, 3/3/2022 01:30 PM to 3/3/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 02

ST04 Ocean Policy and the UN Decade of Ocean Science

Science plays a vital role in contributing to innovation and policy. One major undertaking that exemplifies this is the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development ("Ocean Decade"), which is currently underway. Hear from and engage with experts from around the world, as they discuss how Ocean Decade projects and programs are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals through various forms of policy design and policymaker engagement. All levels of interest and experience are welcome. This event is a collaborative effort between the OSM organizing societies AGU, ASLO, and TOS.

Lead Organizer: Michael Villafranca, American Geophysical Union (AGU), mvillafranca@agu.org

Date and Time: Tuesday, 3/1/2022 01:30 PM to 3/1/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 02

ST05 Connecting and Communicating with Policymakers

Good science policy is informed by good science. The ocean sciences, in particular, inform many national policies today--including those related to sustainable energy, climate change, natural resources and natural hazard mitigation--so it's vital that scientists share the value of science with their policymakers. Hear from and engage with science policy experts as they discuss best practices for engaging effectively with policymakers, including how to build compelling messages that help reinforce the value of your science. All levels of interest and experience are welcome. This event is a collaborative effort between the OSM organizing societies AGU, ASLO, and TOS.

Lead Organizer: Michael Villafranca, American Geophysical Union (AGU), mvillafranca@agu.org

Date and Time: Friday, 3/4/2022 01:30 PM to 3/4/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 01

ST06 Resume/CV 101

Whether you are a student or early-mid career professional, if you are considering employment outside of academia, this interactive workshop will familiarize you with resume essentials. A resume is a marketing tool that communicates how your experiences and strengths demonstrate your alignment for a particular job. It is a way for you to emphasize your assets as a positive first impression. How do you highlight knowledge gained through courses and apply them to real work experience? What criteria is important to include and is there a specific order? How do I format my resume and phrase my skills so I stand out from the other applicants?

Date and Time: Monday, 2/28/2022 01:30 PM to 2/28/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 01

ST07 Interviewing 101

Whether you are seeking employment in academia or industry, all students, graduates, and jobseekers can benefit from learning best tips and tricks for successful interviewing. An interview is a conversation where both parties need information about the other. Both sides must engage and exchange information for the interaction to be successful. A resume or CV will demonstrate your technical skills but the interview is your chance to highlight your non-technical skills. How do you highlight your strengths and competencies? Ho do I describe skills that I could improve? If I have limited experience, how do I demonstrate that I am still qualified and eager to learn?

Date and Time: Thursday, 3/3/2022 01:30 PM to 3/3/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 01

ST08 Non-Academic Career Panel

An interactive panel focusing on panels outside of academia.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 3/1/2022 01:30 PM to 3/1/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 04

ST09 Non-Academic Career Panel

An interactive panel focusing on panels outside of academia.

Date and Time: Wednesday, 3/2/2022 08:00 PM to 3/2/2022 10:00 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 01

ST10 Non-Academic Career Panel

An interactive panel focusing on panels outside of academia.

Date and Time: Thursday, 3/3/2022 01:30 PM to 3/3/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 03

ST11 Demystifying Diversity Statements for Job Applications

Advertisements for academic jobs increasingly ask candidates to submit a “diversity statement” along with their application materials. Have you wondered what these statements are for, and what the review committee is looking for? Concerns about writing the wrong thing? This training event will try to demystify diversity statements, providing guidance on what review committees are looking for and how to communicate your involvement in contributing to making science fields more welcoming.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 3/1/2022 01:30 PM to 3/1/2022 02:30 PM (US EST))
Location: Room 03

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