Travel Support for AGU Fall Meeting

Dr. Andrea Wiggins and Dr. Melissa Kenney at the University of Maryland are looking to recruit one or more students (or postdocs) who are attending the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in December to assist in data collection for an NSF-supported research project. The study focuses on improving the utility of a national system of climate indicators developed by the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

The student will receive $200 in travel support for a commitment of 15 hours during the conference to assist in conducting short intercept interviews with conference attendees. The interviews will last approximately 5 minutes each and will seek feedback on web page layouts and features. The ideal candidate will be outgoing or willing to recruit passersby as interview respondents, and must be willing to complete (or have already completed) the online CITI Human Subjects training by December 12.

Interested parties should contact Andrea Wiggins at wiggins@umd.edu with a CV/resume; if human subjects training has already been completed, please include the CITI completion report as well. In the email, please note any prior experience conducting interviews or reason for interest in learning how to conduct intercept interviews, expected availability to work during the conference, and general level of comfort with proactively approaching and talking with unfamiliar people. For best consideration, please indicate interest by Monday, December 7, 2015.