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EC01 Trivia Night

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location: Room 17

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 2 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

ST01 Ocean Policy Career and Engagement Opportunities

Date and Time: 2/28/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 02

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

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

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 02

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

ST03 Engaging with U.S. Congressional Committees

Date and Time: 3/3/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 02

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

ST04 Ocean Policy and the UN Decade of Ocean Science

Date and Time: 3/1/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 02

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

ST05 Connecting and Communicating with Policymakers

Date and Time: 3/4/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 01

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

ST06 Resume/CV 101

Date and Time: 2/28/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 01

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?

Lead Organizer: Josette McLean, Duke University, josette.mclean@duke.edu

ST07 Interviewing 101

Date and Time: 3/3/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 01

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?

Lead Organizer: Nicole Millette, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, nmillette@vims.edu

ST08 Non-Academic Career Panel

Date and Time: 3/1/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 04

An interactive panel focusing on careers outside of academia.

Lead Organizer: Kelly Luis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, kelly.m.luis@jpl.nasa.gov

Sponsored by:

ST09 Non-Academic Career Panel

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Room 01

An interactive panel focusing on careers outside of academia.

Lead Organizer: Logan Brenner, Barnard College, lbrenner@barnard.edu

Sponsored by:

ST10 Non-Academic Career Panel

Date and Time: 3/3/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 03

An interactive panel focusing on panels outside of academia.

Lead Organizer: Josette McLean, Duke University, josette.mclean@duke.edu

Sponsored by:

ST11 Demystifying Diversity Statements for Job Applications

Date and Time: 3/1/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 03

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.

Lead Organizer: Nicole Millette, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, nmillette@vims.edu

ST12 Tips on Exploring Careers & Applying for Jobs

Date and Time: 3/3/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 04

Join this interactive workshop on the best tips and tricks for networking and career planning.

Lead Organizer: Mina Bizic Ionescu, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), mbizic@igb-berlin.de

ST13 Pacific Islander Mentoring Event

Date and Time: 2/28/2022, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: Room 06

We are pleased to announce the OSM 2022 Pacific Islander Networking Luncheon. The goal of this event is to facilitate professional connections between established career scientists and marginalized early career scientists. We invite undergraduate and post-baccalaureate attendees who identify as Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander to register for this event. Registration link: https://forms.gle/c1eL4hpZWpqwTTGR8 Registrants will be asked to 1) submit career and/or research topics they would like to discuss as well as 2) identify potential senior scientists with whom they would like an opportunity to network. Additionally, registrants will have an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and their interests at the beginning of the event. Following this, there will be ample time for networking and conversing between all of the attendees over complimentary lunch. For more information contact OSMlunchPI@gmail.com

Lead Organizer: Anela Akiona, University of California, Davis, osmlunchpi@gmail.com

ST14 Mental Health and Self Care in the Ocean Sciences

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Room 02

Supporting the mental health and well-being of student and early career scientists is becoming a growing topic of discussion worldwide. Navigating career uncertainties and establishing work-life balance were already challenging, but dealing with these aspects in a global pandemic can be overwhelming. This session will discuss these topics with panelists across career stages and pathways with the aim of encouraging discussions around mental health and self-care in the ocean sciences.

Lead Organizer: Kelly Luis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, kelly.m.luis@jpl.nasa.gov

ST16 Meet the Plenary Speaker - Dawn Wright

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 04

New to this year’s meeting, a limited number of students and early career scientists will have the opportunity to have lunch with the plenary speakers. This event will allow people the unique chance to interact with the plenary speakers in a small group.

Lead Organizer: Josette McLean, Duke University, josette.mclean@duke.edu

ST17 Meet the Plenary Speaker - Peter Girguis

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 03

New to this year’s meeting, a limited number of students and early career scientists will have the opportunity to have lunch with the plenary speakers. This event will allow people the unique chance to interact with the plenary speakers in a small group.

Lead Organizer: Mina Bizic Ionescu, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), mbizic@igb-berlin.de

ST18 Meet the Plenary Speaker - Angelicque White

Date and Time: 3/4/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 02

New to this year’s meeting, a limited number of students and early career scientists will have the opportunity to have lunch with the plenary speakers. This event will allow people the unique chance to interact with the plenary speakers in a small group.

Lead Organizer: Kelly Luis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, kelly.m.luis@jpl.nasa.gov

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ST19 Paper Writing

Date and Time: 3/1/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 05

Writing and publishing peer reviewed scientific articles is the primary way that scientists disseminate their findings. During this event we will make this sometimes daunting process more approachable and easier to navigate. We will review how to identify a target journal, discuss the peer review process, paper structure and submission tips, and how to promote your work. This event will be targeted at anyone starting to write their first paper for publication. The panel will feature journal editors and late stage graduate students who have recently published their first or second paper.

Lead Organizer: Kelly Luis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, kelly.m.luis@jpl.nasa.gov

ST20 Proposal Writing

Date and Time: 3/1/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Room 06

Securing funding is what allows scientists to turn their brilliant ideas into a reality and is often a critical part of both academic and non-academic careers. Writing a successful proposal often takes both practice and guidance. This event is geared towards early career scientists and upper level students who are writing their first proposal or wish to improve a prior submission. The workshop will cover navigating the proposal submission process, proposal review, tips for balancing content, and style guidance. There will also be time for Q and A from a panel of early career scientists who have recently gotten their first major grant funded. The goal of this event is to prepare you for the entire proposal life cycle, giving you the tools to write a competitive and well thought out proposal.

Lead Organizer: Logan Brenner, Barnard College, lbrenner@barnard.edu

ST21 Rethinking How to Conduct Ethical Science

Date and Time: 3/3/2022, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Room 21

Conducting ethical science can take many forms, but one that often gets overlooked is the ethics of your research location. Marine scientists often put little thought into the ethics of where they are conducting their research – Is there history associated with the study site that is important to any nearby communities? Do any communities have a claim to this region? Are there any local communities with knowledge of your study region that should be engaged from the onset of your project? Just because water is considered public and no one can own it, does not mean that there are no ethics involved in selecting a study region. Come and join in a discussion about how to be more ethical when considering where to conduct your research!

Lead Organizer: Mina Bizic Ionescu, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), mbizic@igb-berlin.de

ST22 Advancing environmental justice as a student or early career scientist: How to get involved in community-led efforts

Date and Time: 2/25/2022, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Room 13

Early in your career and unsure of how you can help advance environmental justice when you are a new or temporary resident somewhere? Come learn from other students and early career scientists from both The Virginia Scientist-Community Interface and The Scientist Action and Advocacy Network who have bolstered community efforts to address environmental racism. There will be dedicated time to brainstorm and develop a personal plan to begin or further your community engagement, identify which toolsets you have to offer, where you can plug in to existing initiatives in your community, and more!

Lead Organizer: Linnea Saby, Virginia Scientist-Community Interface, ls3en@virginia.edu

ST23 Meet Your Agency Program Manager

Date and Time: 3/1/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:300 PM
Location: Room 7

Early in your career and unsure of how you can help advance environmental justice when you are a new or temporary resident somewhere? Come learn from other students and early career scientists from both The Virginia Scientist-Community Interface and The Scientist Action and Advocacy Network who have bolstered community efforts to address environmental racism. There will be dedicated time to brainstorm and develop a personal plan to begin or further your community engagement, identify which toolsets you have to offer, where you can plug in to existing initiatives in your community, and more!

Lead Organizer: Adam Martiny, University of California, Irvine, amartiny@uci.edu

ST24 Meet Your Agency Program Manager

Date and Time: 3/2/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:300 PM
Location: Room 5

Early in your career and unsure of how you can help advance environmental justice when you are a new or temporary resident somewhere? Come learn from other students and early career scientists from both The Virginia Scientist-Community Interface and The Scientist Action and Advocacy Network who have bolstered community efforts to address environmental racism. There will be dedicated time to brainstorm and develop a personal plan to begin or further your community engagement, identify which toolsets you have to offer, where you can plug in to existing initiatives in your community, and more!

Lead Organizer: Adam Martiny, University of California, Irvine, amartiny@uci.edu

ST25 Meet Your Agency Program Manager

Date and Time: 3/3/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:300 PM
Location: Room 5

Early in your career and unsure of how you can help advance environmental justice when you are a new or temporary resident somewhere? Come learn from other students and early career scientists from both The Virginia Scientist-Community Interface and The Scientist Action and Advocacy Network who have bolstered community efforts to address environmental racism. There will be dedicated time to brainstorm and develop a personal plan to begin or further your community engagement, identify which toolsets you have to offer, where you can plug in to existing initiatives in your community, and more!

Lead Organizer: Adam Martiny, University of California, Irvine, amartiny@uci.edu

ST26 Negotiation Tactics: How to Get to Yes

Date and Time: 3/3/2022, 1:30 PM to 2:300 PM
Location: Room 6

Early in your career and unsure of how you can help advance environmental justice when you are a new or temporary resident somewhere? Come learn from other students and early career scientists from both The Virginia Scientist-Community Interface and The Scientist Action and Advocacy Network who have bolstered community efforts to address environmental racism. There will be dedicated time to brainstorm and develop a personal plan to begin or further your community engagement, identify which toolsets you have to offer, where you can plug in to existing initiatives in your community, and more!

Lead Organizer: Erik Hankin, AGU, ehankin@agu.org

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