College of Fellows Town Hall Meeting Committee

The following College of Fellows committee is responsible for planning and implementation of the Town Hall Meeting sessions during AGU’s Fall Meeting and webinars during the year. The subcommittee hosted Town Hall Meetings during Fall Meeting 2017 and 2018.  

Previous Town Hall topics:
  • “Publish or Perish? Publishing for Promotion Insights on publishing from an Invited Panel of Scientists and Editors” hosted at Fall Meeting 2017 and featuring a panel of seven scientists and editors. A reception for the Fellows followed the Town Hall. Learn more about the College of Fellows’ 2017 efforts. 

  • “Advancing the career versus the science: how should scientific excellence be evaluated?” hosted at Fall Meeting 2018 and featuring a panel of leaders. Though the audience was engaged, there was low turnout. The subcommittee chair discussed the idea of shifting the focus from presenting town hall session to possible creating a yearly webinar series for the various topics they have been discussing. With a webinar series, there is possibility of getting more participation, as well as aligning with AGU’s Talent Pool strategy and plan.

Committee members
Committee Chair:  Steven Goldstein, Columbia University – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Committee co-chair: Jean-Pierre Vilotte, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

Jeff Dozier, University of California Santa Barbara
Patricia Quinn, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
David Schimel, NASA JPL
Peter Schlosser, Columbia University
Stephen E. Schwartz. Brookhaven National Laboratory
Seth Stein, Northwestern University
Lynne Talley, University of California San Diego
Dominique Weis, University of British Columbia