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Community Sessions (including DEI, student, and early career)

These are the Community Sessions associated with the GAGE/SAGE 2023 Community Science Workshop.

Sunday March 26 – 6:30-8:00 pmConference Center Building Rm 107

15 minutes – First-time Attendee Welcome – This session is for any attendees, but particularly first-time attendees, who would like to learn a bit more about the organizations involved and what to expect during the meeting.

60 minutes – Student Networking Event – Is this your 1st (or 2nd) GAGE/SAGE workshop? Are you trying to get to know people in the geophysics community? Join us for this networking event specifically for students! This low pressure event will allow you some time to get to know your fellow attendees and develop some skills for talking about yourself and your work during the meeting.

Light refreshments/snacks will be provided.


  • Donna Charlevoix (EarthScope Consortium, VP of Engagement)
  • Anika Knight (EarthScope Consortium)
  • Justin Sweet (EarthScope Consortium)
  • Danielle Sumy (EarthScope Consortium)

Monday March 27 – 6:00-7:00 pm – Dining Room (Ballrooms FGH)

Join us for a fun hour of games and activities that highlight our diversity as individuals, scientists, and citizens.  We will have several tables of Meritocracy Monopoly alongside activities including Privilege Beads and Social Location worksheets. If you are interested in learning more about Meritocracy Monopoly, here is a blog post outlining the concept and the rules.

Light refreshments/snacks will be provided.


  • Anika Knight (EarthScope Consortium)
  • Justin Sweet (EarthScope Consortium)

Tuesday March 28 – 7:00-8:00 amDining Room (Ballrooms FGH)
Only for students and early career attendees who confirmed attendance by March 9.

Are you a student or early career scientist? Come and join us for a delicious free breakfast! This is a great opportunity to get to know other early career researchers at the meeting, as well as chat with the leadership of the geophysical facilities and program managers from NSF and other federal agencies. We will give a brief overview of the meeting, introduce you to key people within the facilities, and let you enjoy breakfast and casual conversation. See you there!

Participating Federal Agency Staff

  • Gerald Bawden (NASA)
  • Maggie Benoit (NSF)
  • Mike Blanpied (USGS)
  • Gail Christeson (NSF)
  • Benjamin Phillips (NASA)

EarthScope Consortium Staff – Becks Bendick, Anika Knight, Justin Sweet, Bob Woodward

Tuesday March 28 – 8:00-8:30 amPlenary Hall (Ballrooms ABC)

Work in the fields of seismology and geodesy have a myriad of ways to produce Broader Impacts that “benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes.” This session will highlight specific examples of Broader Impact integrated into a project here in the LA Basin, as well as the range of ways that the GAGE and SAGE facilities can help investigators better support achievement of meaningful Broader Impacts in their own projects.


  • Rob Clayton (Caltech)
  • Donna Charlevoix (EarthScope Consortium)

Wednesday March 29 8:00-9:00 am – Plenary Hall (Ballrooms ABC)

Moderator: Rebecca Bendick (EarthScope Consortium)


  • Ebru Bozdag (Colorado School of Mines)
  • Gareth Funning (University of California Riverside)
  • Dara Goldberg (USGS)
  • Ronni Grapenthin (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Wednesday March 29 11:15 am-12:00 pm – Plenary Hall (Ballrooms ABC)

Leaders of the Special Interest Group (SIG) breakout sessions will do brief report-outs on the discussion outcomes of their sessions.

GAGE, SAGE, and EarthScope leadership will highlight how synergies and collaboration between the GAGE and SAGE facilities can strengthen science and community engagement support.