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Vision and Change in the Geosciences - The Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education Report Released

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the publication of Vision and Change in the Geosciences – The Future of Undergraduate Geoscience Education report. Vision and Change is the culmination of summits, workshops, and surveys over the last six years, incorporating the inputs from more than 1,000 members of the geoscience community to develop a consensus on the future needs and approaches for educating future geoscientists.

Council on #Undergraduate Research Unanimously Approves Code of Ethics #highered #ethics

Cover of CUR's Recently Adopted Code of Ethics
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) unanimously approved a Code of Ethics statement at its Annual Business Meeting in July. It will serve as guide for students, faculty, and administrators as they pursue undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities.

GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Application Open #highered

Field research in snowy conditions. Photo courtesy of Arnaud Mansat, from AGI’s 2014 Life in the Field contest.
The application period for the Geoscience Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (GeoCUR) Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is now open. The award was established by the division in order to highlight the importance of mentoring undergraduate research activities. The successful applicant will receive $500 and a year-long membership to the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Federal Budget Affecting Your Undergraduate Research Program? CUR seeks input. #highered

Working in the lab
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is seeking input following the release of President Trump's budget - one which CUR has already publicly opposed. Members are being asked to identify where the budget cuts will affect them, and their labs, the most. Addtionally, members are encouraged to highlight success stories of undergraduate research. Submit comments to cur[at]cur.org, and include "2018 Federal Budget Impacts" in the subject line. 

 

Calling all Geoscience Students

Screen shot of the AGU Virtual Poster Showcase Video.
As a student, there is no time like the present to start presenting your research. The 2016 Fall Virtual Poster Showcase at the American Geophyiscal Union is an easy and cost-effective option for doing so, which enables you to present without having to travel. Talk with your advisor about submitting an abstract between August 8th and September 28th, 2016. 

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