AGU Narratives Library

During the last century, discoveries in Earth and space science have changed society’s understanding of the world around us and improved economic security and public health and safety around the globe. The stories behind some of those discoveries, and the teams of people that made them possible, are well known. Others remain untold.

AGU's Centennial is all about amplifying the accomplishments and stories of the last 100 years to build support for the next 100 years of discoveries and solutions, and these stories show the world just how valuable…how inspirational…Earth and space science really is.

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  • Steve Ghan: Climate Scientist, Hiker, AGU Fellow 13 December 2018
    After a career of 30 years studying climate change, Steve Ghan embarks on another journey of steps to "Make Earth Cool Again" as he is recognized as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union during the AGU 2018 Fall Meeting. (RSS generated with FetchRss)
  • “It was not a straight line” an interview with Denis-Didier Rousseau 27 November 2018
    Denis-Didier Rousseau, Senior Research Scientist at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair shares how at six years old he set the goal to be a paleontologist. He discusses how that has shaped his life... (RSS generated with FetchRss)
  • “The sun is the only star that is known to grow vegetables, as my advisor used to tell me.” an... 27 November 2018
    Todd Hoeksema solar physicists and senior research scientist at Stanford University shares his stories about the power of the sun, technology advances and its effects on society and younger generations. (RSS generated with FetchRss)
  • Zoe Courville & Lora Koenig 27 November 2018
    Dr. Lora Koenig and Dr. Zoe Courville first met over a decade ago in the middle of the Greenland ice sheet. Their friendship formed while conducting research in some of the most remote corners of the world. As field researchers,... (RSS generated with FetchRss)

Margaret Leinen and Marcia McNutt talk about their early careers being out to sea on research cruises and the challenges they faced being the only women on the ship. (StoryCorps, 2017 AGU Fall Meeting)

Bradley Moran talks about his career path. (StoryCorps, 2017 AGU Fall Meeting)



Robin Bell, Carol Finn, and Carol Raymonds reflect on their experiences in the field and how they have affected their personal and professional lives. (StoryCorps, 2017 AGU Fall Meeting)

Don Boesch shares his story in science policy with Eric Davidson, bringing together his experiences from marches on the Vietnam War to his recent march experiences in 2017 for science and climate. (StoryCorps, 2017 AGU Fall Meeting)

Juan Declet-Barreto tackles the social, ecological, and human health dimensions of climate change by reimagining the relationship between scientists and the communities they serve. (StoryCorps, 2017 AGU Fall Meeting)

Visit the AGU Narratives Community on the StoryCorps Archive website to hear more scientists tell their own stories or accomplishment, perseverance and discovery.

Sally Jewell (Voices of AGU Centennial, 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting)

Nadia Pinardi (Voices of AGU Centennial, 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting)

Miguel Goni (Voices of AGU Centennial, 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting)