Seismo-gram

SSA’s newsletter for all early-career scientists focused on advancing their careers.

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Seismo-gram Issue Five: 5 April 2018Students in Charge: Inside a conference known to shoo professors out of the room. The 6th Annual Seismology Student Workshop (SSW) was held March 14-16 at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, sponsored by SSA and Columbia University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. We spoke to University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Zach Eilon, an organizer of the first workshop, and current organizer Kira Olsen of Lamont-Doherty to find out more about the country’s only student-run seismology conference. Congrats, Global Travel Grant Winners! Rachel Hatch, Meredith Kraner, Heather McFarlin and Nadine Reitman are the first recipients of a new student travel program, created by SSA to support the development of careers in seismology and earthquake science. How to Make the Most of the SSA-LACSC 2018 Meeting: We asked a few of our SSA friends for advice on navigating this year’s conference in Miami.

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Seismo-gram Issue Four: 15 February 2018 – Finding a Job with the Federal Government: Focus on the USGS: You asked for help navigating the path to employment with federal agencies, and we’re on the case! Meet Us in Miami for the 2018 Seismology of the Americas Conference, your opportunity to network with leaders in your field, share your research with the SSA community and advance your career. Reminder: Global Travel Grants Due Soon: All students who have been SSA members for at least one year are invited to apply for Global Travel Grants to attend any workshops or small meetings in the U.S. or abroad that support their study of earthquake science or seismology. SSA will accept applications until 28 February for travel between 1 April and 30 September 2018. Decisions will be announced in mid-March.

Seismo-gram Issue Three: 6 December 2017 – Ask an Expert: Andrew Michael on the Art of the Abstract: How can you make sure your research stands out in a crowd? SSA President Andrew Michael offers his advice: it’s not about the abstract, it’s about the title; If there’s a scientific destination you’ve been dreaming of, SSA can help get you there, the Travel Grant Program Expands Beyond SSASee you at AGU: attending the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans next week? Do drop in and see us—and bring your friends who have yet to join the Society.

Seismo-gram Issue Two: 11 October 2017Interview with Annemarie Baltay, the 2017 recipient of the Charles F. Richter Early Career Award, who shared her career history and lessons learned along the way; Interested in attending next year’s SSA meeting but concerned about the cost? Check out our primer on SSA travel grant applications; Advice for My Younger Self: Answers from veteran SSA members to the question “What do you wish you’d known at the beginning of your career?”

Seismo-gram Issue One: 24 August 2017 – Tips on how to be a better paper reviewer from the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting workshop “Be a Better Reviewer, Advance Your Career” taught by Roland Bürgmann (University of California, Berkeley), John Ebel (Boston College, founding editor-in-chief of SRL) and Brent Grocholski (Science); “Ask an Expert,” check out the advice from Michael West (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) on dealing with stress, career setbacks and grant/paper rejections; and Call for Sessions: Seismology of the Americas meeting.