Student and Early Career Workshop

Date: Sunday, 11 February 2018
Time: 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Location: Oregon Convention Center
Description: The Student and Early Career Activities Committee is really excited about a day of workshops on Sunday, 11 February 2018. The preliminary schedule is below, with a mix of professional skills geared toward both graduate students and those in the first few years of their careers. Coffee, lunch, and afternoon beverages will be included for all participants. Keep an eye out for emails to follow in the coming months with more details!
8:30–9:00 A.M. Registration
9:00–9:30 A.M. Welcome & Ice Breaker Activity
9:30–10:30 A.M. Data Management Workshop
10:30–11:00 A.M. Break
11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Grant Writing Workshop
12:30–1:30 P.M. Lunch
1:30–3:30 P.M. Scientific Communication Workshop
3:30–4:00 P.M. Closing Remarks

Student Mixer

Date: Monday, 12 February 2018
Time: 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Description: Social event for graduate students to network & meet others in the ocean sciences. Refreshments provided.

Early Career Mixer

Date: Monday, 12 February 2018
Time: 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Description: Social event for early career scientists to network & meeting others in the ocean sciences. Refreshments provided.

Meet Your Agency Program Manager Breakfasts

Dates: Tuesday, 13 February; Wednesday, 14 February; Thursday, 15 February
Time: 6:45 A.M.-7:45 A.M.
Description: This is a chance to meet with program managers from federal funding agencies or private foundations and have an informal conversation about careers, funding, writing and reviewing proposals or any other topic that comes up. Participants are asked to apply to attend during the registration process. Groups of 3-4 participants will be assigned to meet with a particular program manager over a simple continental breakfast. Registration is free but strictly required because of limited capacity. Participation is limited to early career scientists and students close to completing their degrees and one event per person.

K-12 Day

Date: Wednesday, 14 February
Description: K-12 Day will provide a dedicated forum for students to present their own research results to the scientific community and learn about exciting research, education, and career opportunities in the marine sciences. Students will have the opportunity to present their research in an afternoon poster session, attend scientific oral sessions in small groups with graduate student mentors, and visit the exhibit hall.

Grad student/Early career scientists – be a mentor! Help mentor students for the K-12 day, including student-mentor luncheon with box lunch provided. If you are interested in mentoring contact

Fluid Oceans Pecha Kucha Evening

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Time: 8:00–10:00 P.M.
Location: Spirit of 77, 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Cost: Free with your Ocean Sciences Meeting badge
Description: Watery, liquid, molten, smooth, flowing, changing, shifting, indefinite, unstable…aside from being inherently fluid, our oceans are characterized by and face a confluence of fluid notions across temporal/spatial scales and conceptual interfaces. Although there has been little substantive dialogue between the contemporary fine arts and sciences, with each discipline occupying ostensibly distinct worlds and often set apart from popular discourse, science at its core is a creative endeavor by creative people. Indeed, the Art-Science ‘interface’ is multifaceted, operating in different communities and targeting diverse audiences with a co-dependence in order to help translate and/or provide critical context for their respective products and activities. A recent interactive groundswell connecting working artists, scientists, poets, and other creative individuals has facilitated the exchange of diverse ideas and catalyzed interdisciplinary exchange and a new genre of experimentation that aims to move beyond what one of these disciplines can achieve on its own. This approach to science and the culture of science is fundamentally interdisciplinary and spans a variety of topics and communities, from academic research to art & public education projects. When scientists think artistically and broadly about their work, they can inspire and crystalize connections to a broad and diverse public and spark enhanced interest in roles of science for public policy. This Pecha Kucha-style session seeks to explore the vast art-science interface in ocean sciences by giving scientists and artists alike a platform upon which to inspire through the creative communication of varied ideas relating to a ‘fluid ocean’. Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total), a format which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced and encourages creative expression of the subject matter. This event will take place in a social setting and in coordination with other Art-Science interface initiatives at the 2018 Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, Oregon (11-16 February 2018). Speakers include a range of OSM attendees and local artists as well as students, researchers, and educators.
Kay Bidle, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ 0890;
Hayley Schiebel, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA 02125;
Miram Gleiber, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 97364;

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Pop-Up sessions are exciting sessions entirely created by and organized by students! The goal is for students to develop an interdisciplinary session that will feature students giving a 5-minute “pop-up” talk about how their research impacts society, vision of the future of ocean sciences, or experience as a student of a particular continent, country, race, gender, etc. More information coming soon!