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23 January 2023

Announcing three new AGU Honors and Honors Program Innovations

As we enter the new year, I’m excited to share several updates and highlight some new AGU Honors we’ll award this year. First, the 2023 Honors nomination cycle is now open! From now until 12 April, the Earth and space sciences community has the opportunity to nominate individuals, and in some cases teams, for an AGU Honor. We encourage you to recognize colleagues, mentors, postdocs, students and others for their …


1 December 2021

Announcing the 2021 Bridge Program Partners

The AGU Bridge Program seeks to increase diversity in the geosciences by providing students from historically marginalized populations who are looking to pursue a master’s degree or Ph.D. with a network of peers, mentors and advisers to support and serve them before, during and after graduate school.


21 October 2021

AGU LANDInG awarded NSF grant to provide professional development to Postdoctoral Fellows

We are excited to announce the launch of AGU LANDInG-PRFP (Leadership Academy and Network for Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program), an initiative to provide professional development in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and related scientific skills to postdoctoral scholars. This new program is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Directorate for Geosciences. AGU LANDInG-PRFP will leverage the resources and reach of the currently funded AGU …


8 September 2021

AGU’s Ethics and Equity Center wins ASAE Power of A award

AGU is excited to receive the 2021 Power of A award, having previously won two Power of A awards in 2020 for its Centennial programs and in 2019 for the Thriving Earth Exchange.


29 July 2021

AGU suggests improvements to federal scientific integrity structure

On 28 July 2021, AGU submitted comments to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)’s Request for Information to Improve Federal Scientific Integrity Policies.


24 June 2021

Special podcast episodes explore allyship and DEI at AGU

Today, I am excited to announce the release of two more special podcast episodes exploring allyship and diversity, equity and inclusion featuring conversations with Billy Williams, AGU executive vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Lisa White, director of education and outreach at the Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley, chair of AGU’s diversity and inclusion advisory committee and an Eos science advisor.


2 June 2021

AGU position statement on science funding now open for member comment

AGU members have until 30 June to comment on revisions to the organization’s position statement on the crucial role of government funding in science. Investment in Earth and space sciences is critical to achieving AGU’s new strategic plan, which envisions a thriving, sustainable and equitable future supported by scientific discovery, innovation and action. Robust funding of both Earth and space science, which are fundamentally interrelated, helps improve our understanding of …


12 May 2021

AGU announces update to its name change policy

AGU is pleased to announce an update to its corrections policy to allow for more flexibility around author name changes in our publications to better align with our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.


4 May 2021

Billy Williams promoted to EVP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Billy Williams has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


3 May 2021

Special podcast episode on allyship

In our special “Third Pod from the Sun” episode, featuring AGU Vice President of Meetings Lauren Parr and AGU Vice President of Science Policy and Government Relations Lexi Shultz, we talk about what is AGU, as an organization, doing to serve as an ally when it comes to our meetings and public policy.


29 April 2021

AGU releases 2020 annual DEI report and new DEI dashboard

Today, we are releasing our 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Annual Report.


31 March 2021

Commit to being an ally

We know that putting your name to serve as an ally may seem like a small action, but sharing your name could help someone who felt voiceless or powerless to seek you out for support. When you share your stories and your truths, you are serving as an ally.


15 January 2021

AGU statement on President-elect Biden’s science nominations today

The issues that this team will be addressing – from COVID-19 to the climate crisis to removing systemic racism – are paramount to re-establishing a civil society that values science and facts. AGU’s community is ready to assist to foster a safe and healthy planet for all.


24 December 2020

Top AGU news and views from 2020

As we look back on 2020, we wanted to share some of the top news and views coming out of AGU.


18 December 2020

Thanks for a great #AGU20

Thursday marked the final day of live programming for #AGU20, concluding 13 full days over three weeks of presenting, learning and connecting.


15 December 2020

What to watch 16 Dec. at #AGU20

Wednesday is the second to last day of #AGU20, but we are not slowing down.


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.


30 November 2020

AGU announces 2020 Bridge Program partners

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Bridge program partners, listed in alphabetical order below.


28 September 2020

AGU receives NSF funding to launch a new diversity, equity and inclusion academy for the geosciences

We are excited to announce that we have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)* to launch a new initiative that will create and support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) champions. This new initiative — AGU LANDInG (American Geophysical Union Leadership Academy and Network for Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences) — will spark the culture shift needed to develop an equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment in geosciences, and …


16 September 2020

AGU staff commits to enhancing its own diversity

We are proud of what we have done so far within our team, but we also recognize we can do more. We remain committed to creating the most diverse team as possible.