|State of SIPS
The Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences (SIPS) focus group is gearing up for the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans. SIPS is led by Linda Rowan, president; Maggie Walser, president-elect; and Rebecca French, secretary. Your leadership is focused on growing SIPS affiliations, SIPS participation, SIPS activities, and SIPS partnerships with related groups within and outside of AGU. Please feel free to contact us at any time with your comments, questions, and interest in participation. We look forward to talking to SIPS affiliates at the Fall Meeting.
AGU programs, such as Public Affairs, Sharing Science, and Thriving Earth Exchange, are working at the intersection of science and society, like SIPS. You can find more information about these activities on AGU’s Science Policy page.
Important Fall Meeting Deadlines
Consider Contributions to AGU’s Science Policy Blog, The Bridge
Do you want to communicate about science and policy? Please consider submitting an article to AGU’s science policy blog, The Bridge. Submissions are welcome at any time, and it is a great way to get involved in science policy communications.
AGU Donor Incentive Program
AGU is piloting a donor incentive program that would provide additional, unrestricted funding to SIPS if 5% of our focus group primary members contribute $50 or more to any AGU program, including general support. The funding amounts rise as the percentages increase, as follows:
5% participation = $1000 contribution from AGU to SIPS
7% participation = $2000 contribution from AGU to SIPS
10% participation = $3000 contribution from AGU to SIPS
12% participation = $4000 contribution from AGU to SIPS
>15% participation = $5000 contribution from AGU to SIPS
In the past, SIPS has leveraged donations for student travel grants to the Fall Meeting. Additional donations could be used to enhance SIPS activities and support more students. Please let us know if you have other ideas for donations.