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17 March 2022

In memoriam: Eugene Parker

AGU mourns the passing of solar astrophysicist Eugene N. Parker, a pioneer in the study of solar wind, namesake of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and an active member of the AGU community.

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18 January 2022

Updates to AGU’s Honors and Recognition program

Nominations for medals, awards, prizes, fellows and section awards open today, 18 January, and are being accepted through 1 April. The AGU Board approved several changes to the Fellows program to align the nomination process more closely with AGU’s values. The AGU Honors and Recognition Committee also made updates to the honors program to better showcase the depth and breadth of our community’s achievements around the world.

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5 October 2021

Nobel Prize awarded to AGU scientists for their work on climate change

AGU Member, AGU Fellow and winner of the AGU Bowie and Revelle medals, Syukuro Manabe, shared one half of the prize with Klaus Hasselmann, also an AGU Fellow and a winner of the AGU Macelwane Medal, “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming.”

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28 September 2021

2021 AGU Honors & Recognition Summary

We also have a plea for 2022: we need to remain focused and dedicated to improving the diversity of our candidate pool and recognizing excellence throughout the Earth and space science community. If we want to create a more diverse and inclusive community, every single one of us needs to actively be a part of the solution. We need canvassers and nominators to ensure they are submitting a diverse pool of candidates. The AGU Honors and Recognition Committee is eager to work on the 2022 nomination cycle so that we can prove that 2021 was an anomaly.

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15 September 2021

Congratulations 2021 Section Awards and Named Lecturers and UMAP recipients

On behalf of our global community, congratulations to all these recipients on these well-deserved honors! Their individual and collective contributions to the advancement of Earth and space sciences around the world will serve as inspiration for future generations.

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22 January 2021

Updates to AGU Honors & Recognition Program

The AGU Honors & Recognition Committee has made some updates to the program that will better showcase the depth and breadth of our community’s achievements around the world. We are also grateful to our community for their commitment to make our Honors program as diverse and inclusive as possible.

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19 January 2021

In memoriam: AGU former president Peter Eagleson

While we mourn Dr. Eagleson’s passing, we know his legacies will endure. His contributions to AGU and our community are remembered with great appreciation.

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14 December 2020

What to watch at #AGU20 on Tuesday, Dec. 15

Full #AGU20 programming continues on Tuesday with two plenaries, another innovative session and regular oral, elightning and poster sessions.

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10 December 2020

Day 7 of #AGU20: honoring our colleagues and learning about GeoHealth

Wednesday was another busy day at #AGU20 featuring sessions and events.

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30 October 2020

#AGU20 Student Travel Grant recipients & Outstanding Student Presentation Award program is open

#AGU20 awarded 250+ early career professionals and students the opportunity to attend Fall Meeting through grants and fellowship awards. OSPA offers feedback for students to improve presentations. Sign up for the free Student and Early Career Scientist Conference during #AGU20 too!

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6 August 2020

2019 Annual Report: Celebrating our Centennial and looking to the future

AGU released our 2019 Annual Report

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31 July 2020

AGU won two ASAE Power of A Awards

We are celebrating with all of you who were integral in creating Centennial experiences.

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6 May 2020

AGU continues its work and commitment for a more diverse and inclusive geoscience community

Today, AGU released its annual ethics report  detailing the efforts of our community to support greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the sciences.

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16 October 2019

AGU Makes Strides in 2019 Union Awards, Medals, and Prizes

Each year at Fall Meeting, AGU honors a distinguished group of scientists by conferring the Union Medals, Awards and Prizes. These individuals are recognized for their “significant contributions to the Earth and space sciences through scientific research, education, communication, outreach, and sustained impact.” While AGU represents more than 60,000 scientists from 130 plus countries, demographic analysis of past award honorees has shown that — when controlling for career stage and …

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13 February 2019

AGU Publications Take Home Multiple PROSE Awards

Last week I was able to participate in one of many things that makes me proud to be the leader of an amazingly innovative and cutting-edge organization like AGU. I sat in the audience and witnessed AGU receive three 2019 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers. Two awards went to AGU’s exciting new transdisciplinary, open access journal, GeoHealth, which publishes original research, reviews, policy discussions, and commentaries about …

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16 January 2019

Seven New Awardees of the Celebrate 100 Grants

With the start of 2019, AGU’s Centennial is now in full swing. And what better way to celebrate than by having you, our members, create and plan events across the globe. That is why I am so pleased to announce the next set of Celebrate 100 Grants that enable our members and partners to share the wonder and excitement of Earth and space science and how it benefits communities and society. Open …

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4 December 2018

Presidential Citation to Be Presented in Recognition of Bipartisan Science Policy Leadership

As mentioned in our previous post to the community, in recognition of their bipartisan leadership in advancing Earth and space science policy, AGU is awarding the Presidential Citation for Science and Society to Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI). We asked both Senators to share with us what receiving the award means to them. Senator Gardner said: “It is a true honor to receive the American Geophysical Union’s …

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10 October 2018

2018 AGU Election Results Announced

By Margaret Leinen, AGU Past President and Leadership Development/Governance Committee Chair Update: My newly published articles on Eos provide more information about the winners of the AGU election, as well as details about the 2018 election statistics. This is a great time to be involved in AGU as 2019 marks AGU’s Centennial year. As the chair of the AGU Governance Committee, I’m pleased to congratulate our newly elected volunteer leaders! …

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7 September 2018

How Will We Address the Lack of Gender Diversity in AGU Medals, Awards and Prizes?

Earlier this week, we proudly announced the recipients of the 2018 Union Medals, Awards and Prizes. These distinguished individuals are recognized for the excellence and impact of their work, and for exemplifying AGU’s mission to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. However, a demographic analysis of AGU’s most prestigious honorees reveals that women are under-represented when controlling for career stage and other factors. Over …

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21 November 2017

AGU’s Developer Contest Unlocks Scientific Research

With a goal of making the latest research in Earth and space science more discoverable, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) recently conducted a contest that awarded cash prizes to Earth and space scientists and software developers who found the most interesting new ways to visualize scientific papers, presentations, and data presented at AGU’s annual Fall Meeting. The winning entry is a new tool for exploring meeting abstracts by geographical location …

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