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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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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.

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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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15 December 2020

Highlights from Monday 14 December at #AGU20

The first day of the last week of #AGU20 continued with full programming, two innovative sessions, two plenaries and some great events – all available on demand through 15 February for attendees.

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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 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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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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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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27 July 2017

Announcing the College of Fellows: A Program to Collectively Support Members in Career Development and Promoting Excellence in the Earth and Space Sciences

Authors: Rana Fine (chair of the COF steering team – moving forward) and Ana Barros (chair of the COF Task Force – creation of the COF) First and foremost, we’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to this year’s newly announced 2017 Class of Fellows. This year, 61 AGU members joined a distinguished group, receiving an honor that is bestowed each year on an extremely select group (just 0.1 percent …

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27 December 2016

Top Ten Takeaways from AGU’s 2016 Fall Meeting

While I enjoy some holiday time with friends, family, and neighbors, I wanted to share my top 10 takeaways from AGU’s 2016 Fall Meeting. These are listed in no particular order—please share your feedback and your own takeaways with me in the comments section. The science – There is nowhere better than AGU’s Fall Meeting to experience the breadth, depth, and relevance of Earth and space science; science that is …

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12 October 2016

2016 GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee – Wendy Bohrson

Wendy Bohrson (Central Washington University) is the 6th recipient of GeoCUR’s Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

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26 July 2016

2016 CUR Fellows Award – Dr. Jill Singer

Congratulations to Dr. Jill Singer, named a 2016 CUR Fellow by the Council on Undergraduate Research for influencing undergraduate research through her own research, through scholarly or creative projects with undergraduates, and through demonstrated leadership activities

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11 November 2015

2015 GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Awardee – Mark Wilson

The fifth recipient of the GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is Mark Wilson, Lewis M. and Marian Senter Nixon Professor of Natural Sciences and Geology at The College of Wooster

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13 July 2015

Improving AGU’s Honors and Recognition Program

By Mary Anne Holmes, 2015-2016 Honors and Recognition Committee Member In late May, I was able to participate in the AGU Honors and Recognition Committee’s (H&RC) annual spring meeting. This committee is charged with oversight of all of the Union’s awards, medals, prizes and Fellows selection. Through member volunteers serving on selection committees for each honor, AGU confers 25Union-wide awards each year, 60 Section and Focus Group awards, and elects …

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9 July 2015

AGU Names 2015 Section and Focus Group Awardees and Named Lecturers

By Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Chair, AGU Council, and Sam Mukasa, Chair, 2015-2016 Honors and Recognition Committee On behalf of AGU leaders and staff, we give our heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Section and Focus Group awardees and named lecturers. Listed below are the scientists, in various stages of their careers, who have been selected by AGU sections and focus groups to receive awards …

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