The Education Section is proud to participate in AGU’s Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA)
program. OSPA students in the Education Section present projects from many disciplines of earth and space science education, outreach, and communication, with topics related to a multitude of scientific disciplines. In any given year, the Education Section is incredibly interdisciplinary and includes presentations on just about any topic. Boredom is an impossibility when engaging with enthusiastic students in the Education Section!
The number of students requesting OSPA judging in the Education Section has nearly quadrupled between 2016 and 2019. Our Section is very fortunate to have many OSPA judges every year who volunteer their time to score students’ presentations and provide valuable feedback to the students! Some of the judges assist in multiple years, whenever they are attending the AGU Fall Meeting. We are extremely grateful for all of the OSPA judges who contribute their time and effort to the Education Section, whether they judge one presentation or twelve at one FM! Thanks to all OSPA judges in the Education Section, a million times over!
The Education Section has provided OSPAs to students with engaging presentations on diverse topics, from hands-on science education methods like board games and virtual reality to creative uses of social media to amazing uses of art as a science communication tool. Summaries of our Section’s recent winners are available on the Education Section’s website, with links below for convenience. Education (and other AGU Section) OSPAs from 2011 to 2019 are available from AGU’s OSPA winner list