Texas A&M Geosciences at AGU

Dec 11, 2013

Texas A&M College of Geosciences has over 75 faculty and students presenting at the 46th annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference, Dec. 9–13, in San Francisco, Calif. Research topics highlighted vary from hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico to the capturing of Mars Rover images.

AGU’s Fall Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of Earth and space scientists with more than 22,000 scientists, educators, students, and other leaders expected to attend this year’s conference. In 2012, the meeting boasted more than 24,000 attendees, 15,000 poster presentations, and 7,000 oral presentations. In addition to the robust scientific program, the Fall Meeting offers a variety of workshops, town halls, and social and networking events.

This year, Texas A&M College of Geosciences is sending two communication representatives to cover Aggie Geoscientists representing the college at AGU. Coverage will include video, photos, blog posts and live social media updates of students, faculty and staff presenting groundbreaking research and innovations.

Geosciences' students are especially well-represented in poster sessions and co-authored papers. The College of Geosciences has the largest percentage of undergraduates participating in research. 

Highlights of the conference will include Mars rover Curiousity imagery presented by Mark Lemmon, 3D Seismic Analysis of TAMUMassif, presented by William Sager, and Innovations in Geoscience Education to Underrepresented Minorities, presented by Chris Houser and Sonia Garcia. Fred Chester will be part of a session highlighting three papers describing the results from drilling into the fault that produced the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Texas A&M will also be in the spotlight as having received the bid from the National Science Foundation to continue managing science operations for the International Ocean Discovery Program. 

 Follow Geosciences live tweets (@tamugeosciences using #TAMUAGU2013). Photos and videos from the conference will be posted on the TAMUAGU blog and our Facebook page. Retweet, Like and Share our Aggie Geoscientists' journey through AGU