Early Career Investigators Networking Luncheon

  Bayview Room, Grand Hyatt San Francisco
345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:30 – 1:30 pm


Conveners: Harmony Colella, Danielle Sumy, Andy Frassetto, Derek Schutt, Maggie Benoit

Co-sponsored by EarthScope

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A mini-workshop and luncheon will be held for Early Career Investigators (ECIs) to discuss research interests and explore potential collaboration based on shared GeoPRISMS and EarthScope geographic locations and themes. Additionally we hope to find more effective ways for these organizations to assist ECIs as they navigate through completion of graduate school, being a postdoctoral researcher, and achieving tenure. This workshop also serves as a networking function for ECIs to discuss research ideas and possible collaborations with other ECIs, stimulate cross-disciplinary collaboration, and inform ECIs of available resources as they move forward in their career. All early career investigators are encouraged to attend, particularly those who are in search of new collaborations for the next round of proposals due July 2013. This event is co-sponsored by GeoPRISMS and EarthScope.

Workshop convened by:

Harmony Colella, Miami University of Ohio
Danielle Sumy, U.S. Geological Survey
Andy Frassetto, IRIS
Derek Schutt, Colorado State University
Maggie Benoit, College of New Jersey

Introduction of ECI | Maggie Benoit, Harmony Colella, Andy Frassetto, Derek Schutt & Danielle Sumy

IRIS and its involvement | Andy Frassetto

Introduction of GeoPRISMS & EarthScope and their objectives | Ramon Arrowsmith & Juli Morgan
Important GeoPRISMS questions
Donna Shillington (Columbia) – Alaska
Michael Rowe (WSU) – Cascadia

Maggie Benoit (TCNJ) – Eastern North America

Open Discussion among ECIs

Cross-disciplinary discussion

Wrap Up Discussion
Reports from the group on ideas and collaborations that have developed

Fill out ECI/GeoPRISMS questionnaire

Early Career Investigators Networking Luncheon | AGU 2012

“GeoPRISMS/EarthScope Early Career Investigators Networking Luncheon”, Colella, H., Sumy, D., Frassetto, A., Schutt, D.; GeoPRISMS Newsletter, Issue No. 30, Spring 2013

On December 4th, 2012, GeoPRISMS and EarthScope co-sponsored an Early Career Investigators (ECIs) mini-workshop and luncheon in the Bayview Room of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco. The purpose of this function was to discuss research interests and explore potential collaborations based on shared GeoPRISMS and EarthScope focus sites and themes. This workshop also served as a networking function for ECIs to stimulate cross-disciplinary interaction and raise awareness of available professional resources for young geoscientists. The annual AGU meeting was an opportune time to hold such a workshop because it is the most attended conference of the year. This allowed for participation of ~60 ECIs from a wide range of academic disciplines, which include geophysics, geochemistry, and geology.