Present Your Research

Presenting your research is a valuable experience, one that allows you to gain recognition and feedback from peers, academics, and professionals in the Earth and space science community.

Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition

The AGU Data Visualization and Storytelling Competition is a contest open to 2- and 4-year undergraduate and graduate students who are legal U.S. residents. The competition winners will receive travel grants funded by AGU, complimentary registration to the AGU Fall Meeting, and the opportunity to present their visually based story on the NASA Hyperwall.


Outstanding Student Presentation Awards (OSPAs) promote, recognize, and reward undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students for quality research in the Earth and space sciences. It is a great honor for young scientists at the beginning of their careers. The process relies entirely on volunteer judges. The top 3%–5% of presenters in each section or focus group are typically awarded an OSPA, and all judged students are provided feedback.

Virtual Poster Showcase

The Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is a biannual, low-cost and high-value online poster presentation opportunity that allows students to share their research from anywhere in the world without having to travel to a conference. Students are guided through the essential peer-review process, during which they learn to evaluate each other’s research.


Presented a poster at a meeting, or have a preprint? Consider making it citable and more discoverable by adding it to the Earth and Space Science Open Archive (ESSOAr). It is free to post and read content on ESSOAr. Add your content today.

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