UCS Events at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

December 11-15, 2017 | New Orleans

The Union of Concerned Scientists cordially invites you to the following 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting presentations and poster sessions by UCS scientists, analysts, and staff at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Visit the UCS Booth

Stop by booth #727 to talk with UCS staff and scientists, pick up copies of our latest reports, and find out how you can join our efforts to put rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems.

UCS calendars, stickers, buttons, and other materials will be available while supplies last.

Additionally, we want to hear how you use federally funded data to do your work. We’re working with National Geographic and the Data Refuge Project to tell stories about how government scientific information and tools help improve public health and the environment.

To stay informed about our work throughout the year, join the UCS Science Network. And follow us on Twitter: @UCSUSA or @SciNetUCS.

Building and Sustaining Successful Communities in Science Posters (PA21B)
Katie Pratt, University of Rhode Island
Amber Budden, DataONE
Joshua Knackert, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center
Melissa Varga, Science Network community manager, UCS
Tuesday, December 12 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Poster Hall D-F

Building a Science Community of Effective Advocates: The Case of the Union of Concerned Scientists Science Network
Melissa Varga, Science Network community manager, UCS
Julia Worcester, outreach intern, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Tuesday, December 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. | Poster Hall D-F

Attributing Impacts to Emissions Traced to Major Fossil Energy and Cement Producers over Specific Historical Time Periods (GC24E-07)
Brenda Ekwurzel, senior scientist and director of climate science, UCS
Tuesday, December 12 | 5:30 – 5:45 p.m. | Morial Convention Center, 260-262

Preserving Scientific Integrity and Science-Based Governance in the New Political Era (PA32A)
Gretchen Goldman, research director, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Jacob Carter, scientist, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Andrew Bergman, Harvard University
Bethany Wiggin, Data Refuge
Wednesday, December 13 | 10:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. | Morial Convention Center, 255-257

Oversight and Community Connections: Building Support for Data Collection by Making It Meaningful (PA32A-05)
Michael Halpern, deputy director, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Wednesday, December 13 | 11:04 – 11:15 a.m | Morial Convention Center, 255-257

The Rise of Political Interference in Science Policy (PA32A-07)
Jacob Carter, scientist, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Wednesday, December 13 | 11:26 – 11:37 a.m. | Morial Convention Center, 255-257

Recent Challenges Facing US Government Climate Science Access and Application (PA32A-10)
Gretchen Goldman, research director, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Wednesday, December 13 | 11:59 a.m. – 12:09 p.m. | Morial Convention Center, 255-257

Engagement with the Fossil Fuel Industry: Opportunities, Challenges, and Risks Posters (PA33C)
Gretchen Goldman, research director, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
James McCarthy, Harvard University
Wednesday, December 13 | 1:40 – 6:00 p.m | Poster Hall D-F

Science to Action: Building Novel and Transformative Partnerships Toward Decision-Relevant Science III (PA31B), I (PA33D), and II (PA34A)
Melissa Varga, Science Network community manager, UCS
Julian Reyes, USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range
Korey Woodley, Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee
Alexis McKittrick, Science and Technology Policy Institute
Wednesday, December 13 | (III) 8:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. / Poster Hall D-F | (I) 1:40–3:40 p.m. / Morial Convention Center, 255-257 | (II) 4:00–6:00 p.m. / Morial Convention Center, 255-257

Enhancing Effective Stakeholder Participation in Local Groundwater Sustainability Planning through Technical Assistance in California (PA33D)
Coreen Weintraub, western states outreach coordinator, UCS
Wednesday, December 13 | 3:25 - 3:35 p.m. | Morial Convention Center, 255-257

Panel: Opportunities Beyond Academia
Rachel Licker, senior climate scientist, UCS
Thinking about a career outside of academia? It can often be difficult to get help finding a job in a nonprofit or government agency, within industry, or as a consultant. A panel of scientists with experience outside of academia will share their "lessons learned" and answer your questions about how to find and apply for jobs in policy, federal research labs, state agencies, NGOs, industry, and private enterprise.
Wednesday, December 13 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | MCCNO, 3rd floor, room 338-339

A Collaborative Study of Disproportionate Chemical Risks in Seven Delaware Communities (PA34A-10)
Gretchen Goldman, research director, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Denise Moore, independent consultant
Michele Roberts, Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform
Octavia Dryden, Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice
Jessica Thomas, outreach and program coordinator, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Charise Johnson, research associate, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Wednesday, December 13, 5:35–5:45 p.m. | Morial Convention Center, 255-257

Chronic Inundation along the US Coastline: Where, When, and How to Respond (PA41A-0298)
Astrid Caldas, senior climate scientist, UCS
Kristina Dahl, Dahl Scientific
Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior climate analyst, UCS
Shana Udvardy, climate preparedness specialist, UCS
Thursday, December 14 | 8:00 a.m – 12:20 p.m. | Poster Hall D-F

Policies on Scientific Integrity and Freedom in the Federal Government: A Discussion (TH45G)
Timia Crisp McClain, American Geophysical Union
Gifford Wong, Dartmouth College
Gretchen Goldman, research director, Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Scott A Mandia, Suffolk County Community College
Zack Kopplin, Government Accountability Project
Thursday, December 14 | 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. | Morial Convention Center, 208-209

Navigating the Science-Policy Spectrum:Opportunities to Work on Policies Related toYour Research (PA53B-0264)
Rachel Licker, senior climate scientist, UCS
Friday, December 15 | 1:40 – 6:00 p.m | Poster Hall D-F

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