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1. URGENT: Judges Needed for Student Papers at AGU Fall Meeting
2. MEETING: Cassini Science Symposium, Laurel, Maryland, May 20-24, 2019
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URGENT: Judges Needed for Student Papers at AGU Fall Meeting
From: Larry Paxton (larry.paxton at
Judges for Student Papers are urgently needed. Please see for details.
What are the responsibilities of an OSPA judge? The time commitment to serve as an OSPA judge is minimal. You can fit judging in with the rest of your Fall Meeting schedule. The OSPA Portal allows for judges to search open presentations by Section, date, or session time. OSPA Judge responsibilities are as follows:
* Register and agree to the judge honor code and ensure you do not have a conflict of interest with any of the student presenters you sign up to evaluate. * Sign up to judge at least three presentations on the OSPA Portal. Evaluate the presentations you sign up for during the presenter’s selected evaluation window during Fall Meeting. * Submit presentation scores and comments on the OSPA Portal no later than 21 December 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. (Note: All judges who submit evaluations for all presentations they signed up for by 21 December will be entered into a raffle to win Fall Meeting 2018 registration reimbursement.)
How to sign up? To register as an OSPA judge and sign up for student presentations, visit Please note, only non-student AGU members can volunteer as OSPA judges.
Why volunteer to be an OSPA judge? Give back to students in Earth and space sciences. The generous time commitment and constructive feedback is vital for student growth and development. AGU greatly appreciates the time and effort of the OSPA judges. Read more about what past students and volunteers have to say about their experiences in this Eos article about OSPA.
MEETING: Cassini Science Symposium, Laurel, Maryland, May 20-24, 2019
From: Don Mitchell (donald.g.mitchell at
Dear Colleagues,
The Cassini Project will host a five-day Cassini Science Symposium May 20 -24, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.
Abstracts will be due 15 February 2019. Additional information, including the meeting website, will be included in a future notice. Please save these dates.
Invited and contributed talks will include a combination of review talks and the latest Cassini findings on the Saturn system, including the interpretation and synthesis of results. Sessions will include interdisciplinary talks and will cover the following disciplines: Rings, Titan, Icy Satellites, Magnetospheres and Saturn. Talks emphasizing Saturn-Jupiter synergies are encouraged. Discipline-focused workshops will also be held during the late afternoons. This Symposium can serve as a springboard for future studies and space missions. Future mission posters will be accepted.
We hope to see you there.
Linda J. Spilker Chair, Symposium Organizing Committee
Organizing Committee: Bonnie Buratti Josh Colwell Jeff Cuzzi Scott Edgington Tamas Gombosi Amanda Hendrix Norbert Krupp Andy Ingersoll Jonathan Lunine Don Mitchell (LOC) Mark Perry (LOC) Abi Rymer (LOC) Darrell Strobel
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