EPSP Connects


EPSP Connects is a monthly seminar series that alternates between EPSP-related science talks and professional development panels.  All events are held virtually via either Zoom (most science talks) or GoToWebinar (most panel discussions), are open to all and free, and are typically held on the second or third Wednesday of the month. While we've launched EPSP Connects during the Covid 19 pandemic, we intend to continue these seminars on a monthly basis into whatever new normal emerges.

Each event requires advanced registration so we can provide a secure online environment for talks. Select science talks will be made available online at the discretion of the presenter, while professional development panels will will not be recorded in order to foster a safe space in which panelists and participants can share honest experiences and questions. The AGU Meeting Code of Conduct applies to this virtual meeting space . There will be zero tolerance for violations of this code. Violations will result in immediate ejection from the seminar, a filed report with AGU, and a ban from all future EPSP Connects events.

If you're on a slow internet connection and have not used Zoom or GoToWebinar before, we recommend you join the meeting at least 5-10 minutes ahead of the start time to ensure the software properly loads (this has been an issue for some of our users with GoToWebinar). 

Next Event

The intersection of geomorphology and environmental justice
A panel discussion with José Constantine (Williams College), Rebecca Lave (Indiana University-Bloomington), and Sacoby Wilson (University of Maryland).

Date: 14 October 2020, 08:00 Pacific Time (check your local time)

Register Here

Upcoming Seminars

(All seminars at 08:00 San Francisco, 11:00 New York, 17:00 Berlin, 23:00 Beijing. In the event of confusion, Pacific Standard/Daylight Time holds, check your local time relative to PST/PDT here)

October 14: The intersection of geomorphology and environmental justice
A Q&A panel discussion featuring José Constantine (Williams College), Rebecca Lave (Indiana University-Bloomington), and Sacoby Wilson (University of Maryland).
Register Here

November 18: Demographics of Dam Removals
A science talk from Josh Galster (Montclair State University)
Registration available in mid October


Scott Feehan (University of Nevada Reno)
James Guilinger (University of California Riverside)
Risa Madoff (University of North Dakota)
Claire Masteller
(Washington University in St. Louis)
Udita Mukherjee (Tulane University)
Joel Scheingross (University Nevada Reno)

Contact the organizers with suggestions for future panel discussion topics. 

Past Events and Additional Webinars

September 16: Complex system response to external forcing in bedrock river networks
A science talk from Helen Beeson (ETH Zürich)

September 2020 (Special Virtual Townhall): A Community Discussion of Typical Wildfire Effects on Earth Surface Processes, Featuring panelists: Stephanie Kampf (Colorado State University), Luke McGuire (University of Arizona), Jennifer Pierce (Boise State University), Gary Sheridan (University of Melbourne), and moderated by Francis Rengers (USGS)

August 2020: Productive work habits (summary of the discussion coming soon!)
A discussion of best practices for balancing academic productivity and mental health with panelists Jean Braun (GFZ-Potsdam), Anjali Fernandes (Denison), Doug Jerolmack (Penn), and Frances Rivera-Hernandez (Dartmouth/Georgia Tech). 

July 2020: Sea level, sediment, and soil chemical weathering: Transient behavior at source and sink

A science talk from Ken Ferrier (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

June 2020: Navigating Postdocs (click here for a summary of the discussion)
A discussion on best practices for applying to and getting the most out of postdocs, featuring panelists Corina Cerovski-Darriau (USGS), Noah Finnegan (UC Santa Cruz), Raleigh Martin (American Geosciences Institute), and Duna Roda-Boluda (GFZ-Potsdam) 

The AGU Hydrology Section Study Subcommittee has an excellent series of applying for academic jobs.

GSA also has a webinar series on Career Development