Young scientists make up a significant proportion of the EGU membership and it’s important to us that your voices get heard. One way to do this is by getting in touch with your division’s young scientist representative, or better yet, putting yourself forward as a young scientist representative for your division.
Young scientist representatives are a vital link between the EGU and the young scientist community. They are crucial in providing feedback from students and early career researchers, so that we can take action to improve our young scientist activities at the EGU General Assembly and maintain our support for young scientists throughout the year.
As well as giving you the platform to interact with a large network of researchers in your field, being a young scientist representative is a great opportunity to build on your communications skills, boost your CV and influence the activities of Europe’s largest geoscientific association.
Within each scientific division, representatives can also take on a variety of tasks, according to their areas of expertise and interest. These can include (but aren’t limited to): organising events for young scientists at our annual General Assembly, outreach to young scientists and the wider public through social media or a division blog, or establishing a mentoring programme for other young scientists. For a first-hand account of what it’s like to be a young scientist representative, see this article by the Natural Hazards Division representative, Jennifer Holden.
Interested? The divisions currently looking for a young scientist representative are:
- Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
- Cryospheric Sciences (CR)
- Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics (ERMP)
- Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
- Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI)
- Geodynamics (GD)
- Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)
- Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)
- Ocean Sciences (OS)
- Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)
- Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST)
- Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)
If your division isn’t listed here, but you would still like to get involved, contact your young scientist representative – to find them see the structure page in your division’s website.
If you are interested in being a young scientist representative, or have any questions about getting involved in the Union, please contact the EGU Communications Officer Sara Mynott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information for young scientists, including resources, events and opportunities at the General Assembly, is available on the EGU website: http://www.egu.eu/young-scientists/