CUAHSI-AGU H3S 2020 Spring Cyberseminar Series: 

Navigating Academic Waters: Essential Skills to Thrive as a Student and Early Career Scientist

Please join the AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee (H3S) and CUAHSI the last Friday of every month for a webinar series aimed to provide career and personal guidance for students and early-career scientists. This series will consist of a panel of experts from academia, government, and industry who will be discussing topics ranging from academic writing, navigating professional relationships, data management, and more. Follow us on twitter @AGU_H3S and @CUAHSI to stay up-to-date on the latest webinar topics! 

All talks take place on the last Friday of the month at 12:00 p.m. EDT. 

Register for free to attend this series here

Dates, Speakers, and Topics:  

April 24, 2020 | Managing Manuscripts: Writing Manuscript Reviews and Responding to Reviewers 

  • Holly Michael, University of Delaware 
  • Yu-Feng Lin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • Barret Kurylyk, Dalhousie University 

May 29, 2020 | Discussing Data: Effectively using and ethically sharing open data

Do you have questions about this talk in the series? Submit your questions by filling out this form, and they will be answered during the Q&A section of the talk. 

  • Kristal Jones, SESYNC: Socio-enviromental Synthesis Center
  • Sam Zipper, Kansas Geological Survey 
  • Jerad Bales, CUAHSI 

June 26, 2020 | Writing a Sticky Conference Abstract

  • Speakers TBA 

Hosts

AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommitee (H3S) Members Danyka Byrnes and Tom Glose

Presentation Abstracts 

  • April 24, 2020

    Managing Manuscripts: Writing Manuscript Reviews and Responding to Reviewers

    Being an academic is more than disseminating our research; we also give back to the community by providing peer review for journals. For new academics, reviewing and responding to reviews can be daunting tasks. We have put together a panel of experienced researchers to discuss their process of providing a thorough and useful review. They will be covering topics such as evaluating a manuscript for quality and tips for writing a comprehensive and useful review, and, for when you receive a set of manuscript reviews, what you should include in a review and hot to handle the dreaded Reviewer #2. Come away with a newfound set of skills and the confidence to manage your manuscripts. 

    Speakers: 

    • Holly Micahel, University of Delaware 
    • Yu-Feng Lin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Barret Kurylyk, Dalhousie University
  • May 29, 2020

    Discussing Data: Effectively using and ethically sharing open data

    Have you ever thought, "Someone must have collected data on this, but where can I find it...?" If so, you are not alone. There is a movement towards enduring that scientific data is FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable - allowing data to be freely available to all who seek it. However, as the physical and social sciences become increasingly intertwined, there are questions about balancing open science and maintaining the privacy of those who contribute who contribute to these data. This webinar will explore the ethics of data sharing, generating reproducible science, and introduce attendees to CUAHSI's HydroShare platform, a freely available data repository, where you can find data sets, models, and more. 

  • June 26, 2020

    Writing a Sticky Conference Abstract 

    Few people fo into science because they have a keen skill in scientific communication, and students often lack training opportunities to learn how to communicate their science effectively. Writing abstracts can be especially challenging because of their need to be concise yet compelling to draw an audience to your presentation or poster. Learn strategies to plan, write, and revise your abstract from a panel of successful students and postdocs. You will walk away with tips and tricks to formulate an abstract, hone your main message, and effectively share your science with the community.