Hydrology Student Subcommittee

Mission

The Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee (H3S) of the American Geophysical Union serves and represents all student members of the organization whose research interests contain a hydrological component. Committee members are dedicated to fostering dialogue between current and future generations of hydrologists, which we achieve by organizing activities at AGU Meetings and online.

Organization

The committee currently comprises seven students elected by members from the previous year.  Each member serves a minimum of one calendar year (Feb-Jan), up to two years. Meetings are held once every month and are led by the committee chair. This member is the spokesperson for the committee and has veto/tiebreaker rights over group decisions. The committee co-chair is first substitute in the chair’s absence, and this person also assumes leadership as chair the following year. The secretary is responsible for committee organization, meeting minutes, and email inquiries. Subcommittees are organized according to committee goals and activities, which are outlined at the beginning of the year.

Activities & themes

The H3S successfully introduced the Student Conference and Pop-Up Sessions at the 2014 Fall Meeting. We plan to strengthen these activities in an effort to assure their sustainability, as well as offer new opportunities in 2015. We strive to provide student members with opportunities to grow technically and socially within the broader geosciences community, an effort we have structured around the following themes:

  • Gender and Racial Equality – We are committed to fostering a safe and open environment for members of the geosciences. At this year’s Fall Meeting we will provide opportunities for all AGU members to discuss successes and challenges to enhancing diversity. These activities will take place during both the Student Conference and a newly-created Pop-Up session addressing the social dimensions of the geosciences.
  • Fostering Broad Thinking – We plan to stimulate creative, forward thinking at the 2015 Fall Meeting by organizing (1) Pop-Up sessions where students present new or non-traditional research ideas and (2) a Meet the Expert session, during which students and established scientists will discuss a multidisciplinary research theme.

H3S Member Selection Procedure

The H3S aims to represent all AGU hydrology early career members, and all are welcome to apply for a committee position. For that reason we will introduce a new application process for member selection. The new application will increase transparency and ensure gender, racial and geographical equality in the selection process.

Members (2016)

Annual Evaluation Report 

Call for applications: AGU Hydrology Student Subcommittee

The Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee (H3S) of the American Geophysical Union serves and represents all student members of the organization whose research interests contain a hydrological component.   H3S was established in 2014 with the goals of: (1) creating opportunities to enhance the experience of student and Early Career members of the Hydrology section; (2) fostering dialogue between current and future generations of hydrologists around the globe; (3) building, supporting, and informing an international network of early career scientists; and (4) representing early career scientists’ interests within the larger union. The committee achieves these goals by organizing activities at the AGU Meetings and developing online communication. H3S is dedicated to a number of ideas and issues within the geosciences complementary to those highlighted by the larger Hydrology Section. Examples or activities organized by H3S are the Student & Early Career Scientist Conference, and the Pop-Up sessions at the Fall Meeting, both initiated in 2014.

We are currently looking for a new generation of student leaders to join technical committees and the student subcommittee (H3S). To find out more information about these opportunities reach out to the 2017 Student Representative Niels Claes (nclaes@uwyo.edu) or join us in San Francisco on Wednesday, 14 December at 6:45pm in San Francisco Marriott Marquis Sierra E. 

The committee currently comprises eleven students, each member serving a minimum of one calendar year, up to two years. Meetings are held once every month and are led by the committee chair, who is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Hydrology section. The chair is the spokesperson for the committee and has tiebreaker rights over group decisions. The committee co-chair is first substitute in the chair’s absence, and this person also assumes leadership as chair the following year. Subcommittees are organized according to committee goals and activities, which are outlined at the beginning of the year.  New members of the committee are elected by the current membership and approved by the section leadership.

For 2017, the committee is looking for new members as well as a new co-chair. The H3S aims to represent all AGU hydrology early career members, and we encourage all to apply for a committee position. An application consists of a CV, and a statement of maximum 250 words on why you want to serve on this committee, and why you would make a good committee member/co-chair. The application deadline is Jan. 8th, 2017.

Applications can be sent to the current co-chair Niels Claes: nclaes@uwyo.edu.

Feel free to ask us questions about the committee or the application procedure.

Deadline for applications: January 8, 2017

Appointment: February 1, 2017

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