Following up the town hall session at AGU this past year (Forward Facing Ethics - What is the Role of Scientific Societies in Responding to Harassment and Other Workplace Climate Issues?"), ESWN president Erika Marin-Spiotta, AWG President Blair Schneider, and Mary Anne Holmes, past president of AWG and co-editor of the publication "Women in the Geosciences: Practical, Positive Practices towards Parity", have put out an opinion piece in EOS of how we want to see AGU, and scientific societies in general, leading the way in dealing with sexual harassment.
I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to work with these fantastic women, and hope you will take a few minutes to read this and see where this conversation and actions are headed in the next years!
-Blair Schneider, AWG President 2015-2016
Heliophysics Summer School 2016: Applications are invited for the 2016 Heliophysics Summer School, which will be held in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. We are seeking students and undergraduate level teachers and instructors to join us this coming summer for a unique professional experience. Students and teachers will learn about the exciting science of heliophysics as a broad, coherent discipline that reaches in space from the Earth's troposphere to the depths of the Sun, and in time from the formation of the solar system to the distant future. At the same time, a goal of the Summer School is for the group of instructors to develop materials from Heliophysics that can be applied in their classes. Visit www.Heliophysics.ucar.edu for more information!
AWG Chrysalis Scholarship: The AWG Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding (up to $2000) for women geoscience graduate students whose education has been significantly interrupted by life circumstances. Applications are due March 31st. Awarded funds are intended to cover costs associated with completion of her thesis/dissertation, beyond what is traditionally covered by primary research funding. Costs may include drafting expenses, child-care, defense travel, late-stage research and analyses, or anything necessary to assist a candidate during those critical, final days. Visit our awards page at http://awg.org/images/awards/Chrysalis.pdf to learn more!
AWG Winifred Goldring Award and Paleontology Excellence Award: Presented to outstanding female graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in paleontology. Award amounts are $1000 and $2000. Applications are due April 15th - visit our awards page at http://awg.org/awards for more information!
AWG Outstanding Educator Award: Established in 1988, the premier professional award of the Association of Women Geoscientists acknowledges the role of teachers and mentors in every woman geoscientist’s life story. The Outstanding Educator Award honors well-established women college or university teachers who have played a significant role in the education and support of geoscientists within and beyond the classroom, in advancing the persistence of females and underrepresented minorities in geoscience careers, and in raising the profile of the geosciences by teaching to and for the broadest audience of students. Applications are due April 1st - visit http://awg.org/images/awards/AWG_Outstanding_Educator_Award.pdf for more information!
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) and Idaho National Lab (INL) is recruiting students in graphic design, communications, science and/or engineering to bolster their portfolio, resume or college applications by entering the 2016 Geothermal Design Challenge. We are looking for smart and creative student teams to design an infographic that will illustrate how geothermal energy is clean, safe, reliable and sustainable. Winners will share a prize purse of $7500 and present their infographic at a geothermal energy conference in California. Register today to form teams and submit a draft infographic by March 1, 2016. Design the future of clean energy and register today!
AWG is starting up a new member highlight blog that you can find on our webpage as well as in our E-newsletter. Check it out each month to see the awesome things AWG members are doing. If you are interested in being featured, or know someone who should be, please email Mackenzie Cremeans.
AWG's theme for 2015-16 is Recognizing Women in Geoscience. There are thousands of women in the geosciences today, both students and professionals, who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments. Let's work together this year to take the time to nominate someone you know who is deserving of recognition for their accomplishments - or better yet, self nominate yourself for all of your achievements! Join or renew your 2015-16 membership today and RECOGNIZE your accomplishments with AWG.
Download the AWG 2016 Renewal/Membership Form or click here to pay on-line using a credit/debit card or PayPal. Also, encourage your company or institution to get CONNECTED and voice their support of geoscience diversity by using this form. If you would like AWG to contact your company or institution, need assistance, or have any questions, please contact the AWG office. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF AWG!
AWG will be hosting it's 2016 field trip to Maine from SEPTEMBER 5-15TH, 2016. Save the date! For more information about the trip, please contact Sue Finstick.
Check out the Distinguished Lecturer page to see the 2015-16 list of accomplished women who can CONNECT your AWG Chapter or University with talks on research, technology, or leadership. For more details contact Laura Fakhrai.
AWG has three ways for employers to advertise with us. The first option is a post to jobweb. The second option is to post in our every other week enews letter. The last option is to post in our quarterly newsletter GAEA. The last two options go out full color and there are discounts for regular, corporate and institutional members. For more information about the advertising rates please go to the rates page http://awg.org/news/adeditor.htm. If you have questions contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . The office staff is Tuesday through Thursday so response may be delayed Friday through Monday.