Students and Early Career

High school, undergraduate, and graduate students can present at the Ocean Sciences Meeting and receive valuable feedback from experts in their field. The exposure to emerging science and the opportunity to network and learn about career paths are what makes the Ocean Sciences Meeting worth attending—whether you’re presenting or not!

View the Student & Early Career Flyer!

Student and Early Career Events

There are several events specifically for students and early career scientists at the meeting, many of which include free food! Learn more about these events.

Career Center

Visit the Career Center in the Poster Hall to post your resume/C.V. and learn about advertised opportunities. Also view the list of available online career resources and job boards.

Ocean Sciences Meeting Student Mentoring Program

The Ocean Sciences Student Meeting offers two mentoring programs: the Career and Research Advice Mentorship (CRAM) Program and the ASLO Multicultural Program (ASLOMP). Learn more about both programs.

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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. Learn more about pop-up talks!

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.

Generous support has been provided by Oregon SeaGrant.


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

Roommate Board

Looking to share hotel costs at Ocean Sciences? Find other students to room with by posting on AGU’s Roommate Board! Sharing a room can also be a great way to make new friends! More information!

Student & Early Career Scientist Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are made available for students and early career scientists to attend the meeting. Learn more about student travel grants.
Applications Open: 14 July 2017
Applications Close: 13 September 2017, 11:59 P.M. EDT