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Phase One Activities:

November 30 - December 7, 2012, San Francisco, CA

Dear MS PHD'S 2012 Participants:

Congratulations and welcome to the 2012-2014 Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science Professional Development Program (MS PHD'S PDP) Cohort IX!

Phase I of the 2012-2014 MS PHD'S PDP will be held November 30 - December 7, 2012 in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco, California. On this website you will find all the forms, instructions, and resources to prepare for this exciting journey! Please read each item carefully and complete as directed. The program will cover the costs of your AGU registration, airfare, lodging and meals. Our staff will arrange your AGU registration, airfare and lodging. As facilitators of this yearlong personal, academic and professional development experience, we are committed to your growth and success. In return we will require you to work hard, extend compassion and care to your cohort, and enjoy yourself in the process.

To begin, we will need you to complete the items listed to the right. Should you have questions, please email

Please note that it is important you meet all deadlines! Time is very limited and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to send you reminders. Please be conscientious and self-directed so that all items are completed correctly and within the deadlines. Please read instructions carefully.

All items with the exception of the Photo Release from should be emailed to by the stated deadline. Original photo release forms should be printed, signed, and faxed to 207-563-6069, Attn: Leslie Fuller, Institute for Broadening Participation. You may also print, sign, scan and email the photo release to

Per Diem payments will be mailed to the address you provide on the Information/Travel/AGU Registration Form. For more information, please check out the Program Expectations and FAQ's.


The MS PHD'S Team
Institute for Broadening Participation

Travel & Conference Information

» Agenda of Phase I activities

» AGU Fall Meeting Website

» San Francisco International Airport Transportation

» Hotel Information

» Visit San Francisco

» Aquarium of the Bay

» California Academy of Sciences

» Meet the MS PHD'S Team

» FAQ - Program Expectations and Frequently Asked Questions

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