Greetings from your focus group officers. In this newsletter:
Matt B. Weller, of Rice University, has been selected as the 2015 SEDI Graduate Research Award winner. The award includes a $500 cash prize and recognition at the joint SEDI/MRP reception the evening of Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Fall AGU meeting. Please join us at the reception to congratulate Matt.
Awards such as this and the Outstanding Student Papers Awards at the Fall Meeting are supported through your donations, so please consider donating, as detailed at the end of this newsletter.
We would like to congratulate SEDI-affiliated members who received recognition as 2015 AGU Fellows and Medal/Award Winners. These include:
Please join us in congratulating all of these awardees at the Receptions and Honors Ceremony and Banquet at the Fall Meeting.
Natalia Solomatova, of Caltech, is the new SEDI Student Representative. Her role is to act as a liaison between the SEDI Executive and our student members. We welcome her input and look forward to closer interactions with student members.
The Fall AGU meeting is just around the corner and we look forward to seeing you there. The number of abstracts submitted to SEDI sessions increased by more than 20% this year. Please attend the exciting SEDI oral and poster sessions. In addition, SEDI will host a joint reception with MRP on Tuesday evening, December 15, at the Marriott Marquis, and all SEDI members and friends are invited.
AGU and JpGU (Japan Geoscience Union) have agreed to sponsor joint sessions at the JpGU Meeting 2016 (22-26 May 2016 in Makuhari, Chiba) and at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. We are looking to identify convener who would be willing to submit session proposals on similar themes to both meetings. If you are interested, please contact Sabine Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 11th, 2015 for further information.
The SEDI officers are working on increasing SEDI’s presence on social media. Please check us out, follow us and suggest content on:
In addition, the AGU SEDI webpage has received a major upgrade. Check us out at:
SEDI continues to need your help! We’d like to request everyone with SEDI as a primary or secondary affiliation to consider donating to the focus group. In order to support the awards we’d like to make for our community, including the Graduate Research Award and the Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the fall meeting, we need donations specifically earmarked for SEDI. AGU does not give us any direct budget, and if we would like to continue offering these awards we need your support. Also, if you are in contact with partners who may be interested in sponsoring SEDI events, please contact SEDI officers.
Please also consider making SEDI your primary affiliation if you haven’t already.
To donate to the SEDI focus group: