Activities for Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists (ECS) are IAS members who are students or scientists who received his or her highest degree within the past seven years, with additional time allowed for those whose work record has been interrupted by childbirth, family care, serious health issues, etc. We provide a venue for ECS to interact and network among themselves.

Virtual ECS corner

We invite students and early career scientists to sign-up for brief, informal pop-up talks in the virtual Early Career Scientist (ECS) corner. The goal of pop-up talks is to facilitate sharing your ideas in short presentations prepared in advance (TED-style talks) in front of a respectful and friendly audience. If you plan to present during the IAS Meeting, the ECS corner will have an excellent opportunity to introduce it and invite participants for further discussion. The topic is free – tell us about various aspects of your research, student/postdoc life, or experiences in fieldwork. Please share it with us! The presentation style is entirely up to you – slides presentation, single picture display, short video, or anything you think will captivate the audience, but be aware of the format that can be submitted.

Contributions should take the form of a maximum of five-minute pre-recorded presentation/video/audio (file limitation 500 MB) or single (e.g., poster-like) picture (file limitation 10 MB). You can find helpful tips on pre-recording your video/audio at our Conference website here. Please, fill in the form and upload your contribution by June 11 at the latest.

The link to the form for the ECS corner was sent by e-mail to all conference participants who identified themselves as ECS upon registration.

The virtual ECS corner will be accessible on the Meeting LIVE platform from June 21 during the virtual congress. It will stay there one month after the event (available to registered delegates only). There will be no moderated discussions, but there will be a box next to your contribution for discussion. You do not have to be present at the discussion “box” during the whole Meeting. You can check regularly and answer the questions/comments. You will not receive any notification when a new question/comment appears, but anyone can send you a private message on the platform at any time.

Virtual Poster Competition

IAS is sponsoring a virtual poster competition for the best students and early career scientist posters. Five winners from each group will be awarded their choice of an IAS special publication (not to mention something great for your CV!) and will be announced during the Closing ceremony.

  • Applicants must have registered for the competition during the online meeting registration.
  • Applicants must display the relevant Student/Early Career Poster logo on their poster (available for download here).
  • Applicants must be paid-up members of the IAS.
  • Student applicants must be current undergraduates (e.g., B.Sc.) or postgraduates (e.g., M.Sc., Ph.D.).
  • Early Career Scientist applicants must have no more than 7 years of full time experience since completing their Ph.D. (excluding periods of parental or other care leave).
  • Applicants must be the first author of the research.
  • Applicants must be available to answer questions during the assigned virtual poster session.
  • Accompanying video/audio is welcomed but not mandatory.

ECS Workshops

The workshops will take place in virtual form via the Zoom platform. The link will be sent by e-mail to all conference participants who identified themselves as ECS upon registration.

Social Media for Sedimentologists: Getting your Message Across

Date: June 22, 2021
Preliminary time: 18:20–19:20 CEST
Workshop Leaders: Joanna Pszonka, Stephen Lokier, Tracy Frank

Over the past year, virtual meetings and conferences have expanded connections between researchers and enhanced communication outlets in the online setting. Scientists are increasingly using social media to advertise their research, network with colleagues, and participate in global discussions on research-related issues. Social media can also enhance community engagement and produce more efficient dissemination of science and promote educational opportunities for students. However, navigating social media platforms can be time-consuming and confusing. This Zoom-based workshop will explore the various types of social media platforms and workshop leaders will share their experience using social media to share research findings, advertise research opportunities, and conduct efficient outreach.

For any questions, please contact Amanda Oehlert (aoehlert@rsmas.miami.edu).

Roundtable Discussion: Publishing Your Research in IAS Journals

Date: June 24, 2021
Preliminary time: 18:00–19:00 CEST
Workshop Leaders: Editors of IAS Journals

Are you preparing your research for publication? Building on the SedsOnline discussion focused on preparing your research for publication led by Professor Peir Pufahl from Queen’s University (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djs2aICzad0) this workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to get their questions about publishing their research answered. This Zoom-based workshop format will begin with introductions from the editors and a brief overview of the scope of their journals, and then participants will join breakout rooms to have an opportunity to ask specific questions about preparing an article for publication. Participants are encouraged to review the SedsOnline video titled “How to approach a Review” and develop a list of questions for the Editors of IAS Journals.

For any questions, please contact Amanda Oehlert (aoehlert@rsmas.miami.edu).

Virtual ECS party

Date: June 21, 2021
Preliminary time: start at 18:00 CEST

The virtual ECS party will take place via the Zoom platform. The link will be sent by e-mail to all conference participants who identified themselves as ECS upon registration.

ECS fieldtrip

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Activities for Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists (ECS) are IAS members who are students or scientists who received his or her highest degree within the past seven years, with additional time allowed for those whose work record has been interrupted by childbirth, family care, serious health issues, etc.

Poster competition

IAS is sponsoring a poster competition for the best posters by students and early career scientists. Five winners in each group will be awarded their choice of an IAS special publication (not to mention something great for your CV!). Participants must indicate during online meeting registration if they wish to take part in the competition. Awards will be announced at the closing ceremony. Submit your poster today!

ECS corner

We invite students, postdocs and early career scientists to sign-up for brief, informal pop-up talks in the Early Career Scientist (ECS) corner. The goal of pop-up talks is to facilitate sharing yours ideas in short, five-minute presentations (TED-style talks) in front of respectful and friendly audience. If you plan to present a poster during the IAS Meeting, there you will have also a great opportunity to introduce it and invite participants for further discussion. The topic is free - tell us about various aspects of your research, student/postdoc life, or experiences in a field work. Share it with us! The presentation style is completely up to you - slides presentation, single picture display, short video or anything that you think will captivate the audience. More information about ECS Corner registration will follow soon.

Evening event

An evening event will be organized. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere with other early career and other scientists in the one of Prague pub. Details will be given on the third circular.

Workshops

We prepare workshops for early career scientists. They will be specified in third circular and on our website.

Silurian and Devonian deposits in the Daleje and Prokop valleys (SW of Prague)

Indented for early career scientists only

June 21, 2021 (1 day)

Trip leaders: S. Vodrážková1, L. Chadimová2, H. Weinerová2
1Czech Geological Survey; 2The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology
Contact: stana.vodrazkova@seznam.cz

Price: to be specified
Transportation: bus and public transport; Participants: Minimum 15, Maximum 20
Departure: Prague, Hotel Diplomat (8:00); Return: Prague, Hotel Diplomat
Includes: field trip guidebook, transportation, lunch and snack packets.
Degree of physical difficulty: intermediate level of physical fitness is required. The trip will include up to 8 km long walk, frequently on unpaved floors (trekking shoes are needed).

The Daleje and Prokop valleys' nature reserve includes several important outcrops, known world-wide, represented by Upper Ordovician to Middle Devonian strata. We will start our excursion with famous Silurian sections – Požáry and Mušlovka quarries in the Daleje valley. The Silurian sedimentation in the Prague Basin was rather peculiar: synsedimentary faults, submarine volcanic elevations and eustatic sea-level fluctuations gave rise to different palaeoenvironments and fast facies changes over short distances. The main facies are brachiopod and crinoidal grainstones and packstones rich in benthos, cephalopod wackestones and packstones and low-energy hemipelagic calcisiltites. We will further explore Lower and Middle Devonian offshore facies represented by several outcrops in the Daleje and Prokop valleys. The main facies to observe are skeletal wackestones and packstones, crinoidal and peloidal grainstones, calcareous shales and radiolarian wackestones. We will end our trip by examination of the youngest pre-variscan sedimentary infill of the Prague Basin (Middle Devonian, Eifelian-Givetian), represented by black, siliceous shales and flyshoid siliciclastic sequences.

Fig. 1: Požáry quarry in the Daleje valley, GSSP for the base of the Přídolí Series (Silurian).

Fig. 2: Landslinde in the Lower-Middle Devonian offshore deposits in Prague – Hlubočepy

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