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Attending GSA in Seattle? Check out the AWG Booth and sign up for the AWG Annual Awards Breakfast today!

At the booth (#234), in additional to having a great time, we will be renewing existing memberships, completing applications for new members, handing out SWAG, presenting brochures full of wonderful information about scholarships, events, programs associated with AWG, completing resume reviews, taking donations for AWGF and spreading the news about the organization. 
 
We will need volunteers at the booth to help share the advantages of the AWG organization: our mission, activities, accomplishments, and the advantages of Connecting Women geoscientists. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at https://www.volunteersignup.org/4LXWQ. Questions can be directed to Michelle Sutherland at michelle.m.sutherland@hotmail.com

Lastly, don't forget to join us at the AWG Annual Awards Breakfast held on Monday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30 AM in Ballroom 6E of the Washington State Convention Center. There are several options to purchase tickets:

  1. Order through your GSA registration online.
  2. If already registered, contact GSA Sales at gsaservice@geosociety.org or 303-357-2001.   **Ask them to use the same credit card you registered with.
  3. Not registering for GSA?No worries, then contact William Cox with GSA at wcox@geosociety.org and he will process your ticket order directly.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email Michelle! We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating this year's winners!


RENEW TODAY FOR 2018 MEMBERSHIP AND GET CONNECTED!

There are thousands of women in the geosciences today, both students and professionals, who are looking for ways to enhance their experiences as a geoscientist! AWG provides financial support, professional development and leadership opportunities, and advocates on behalf of women geoscientists across the globe. Join or renew your 2018 membership today and help AWG SUPPORT you.

Click here to pay online using a credit/debit card or PayPal. Also, encourage your company or institution to get SUPPORT our cause 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!

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES -
GET CONNECTED WITH TECHNICAL TALKS

Check out the Distinguished Lecturer page to see the 2017-18 list of accomplished women who can CONNECT your AWG Chapter or University with talks on research, technology, or leadership. For more details contact dls@awg.org


AWG's New Code of Conduct Released!

The Association for Women Geoscientists has long sought and worked toward greater access for women to the geosciences. In the current social climate, the board of delegates decided to draft and adopt a Code of Conduct. As a professional organization, our goals are to encourage participation of women in the geosciences, enhance professional growth and advance women in the geosciences, and exchange educational, technical, and professional information.  To do this effectively, the professional spaces in which we work must not tolerate harassment or discrimination, in any form. The Code of Conduct, which can be accessed under the About tab, includes definitions of and ramifications for harassment and discrimination within the organization. The policies and procedures outline the reporting process, should a violation of the Code of Conduct occur, as well as the investigative and disciplinary procedures. As an executive committee, we hope to foster equality for all members.  


Registration opened in June for the 2018 AWG Field Trip to Classic Geosites in England!

The Welsh Borderland (June 29-July 6, 2018) and Southwest England (July 7-14, 2018)

Leaders: Geologists Chris Darmon and Colin Schofield, Geosupplies, Ltd.

Detailed trip information is available now on our field trip page!

 

Our trip for next year will be two back-to-back one-week trips to two areas of England (and a bit of Wales) important to the history of geology.  The first week will be in the Welsh Borderland, a classic geologic area where the lower Paleozoic rock succession was defined and originally mapped by some of the giants of British geology -- people like Murchison and Lapworth.  The range of rock ages exposed is huge, from Neoproterozoic to Triassic.  Because this is such a historically important area, we're scheduling a free day to tour the well-preserved medieval towns of Ludlow and/or Shrewsbury.  The second week will be in Southwest England, mainly Somerset, Dorset, and Devon.  The age range of the rocks is narrower, from Devonian to Jurassic, but the coastal exposures are fabulous.  We'll spend a lot of time on beaches, including the Jurassic Coast Geopark and Lyme Regis, where Mary Anning collected fossils.

This trip is structured so that participants may choose to come for just one of the two weeks, but preference will be given to people who come for both weeks.  At this point, prices are very tentative, and will likely remain so until late winter of next year, mainly because of the uncertainty of future exchange rates.  The US dollar has been very strong the past few years, and the British pound has been unusually weak post-Brexit.  It's likely this balance will change in the coming year, and probably in a way that will make the trip more expensive for us, so the trip price won't be finalized until February of next year.  If the current exchange rate (1 USD = 0.8 GBP) miraculously holds, a deposit of (tentatively) $800 will be due by mid-September 2017, with a balance of (even more tentatively) $2400 due in mid-March 2018, for a total of $3200 for double occupancy.  There will be a limited number of single rooms available, tentatively for an additional $650.  (This is for both weeks, so halve all these numbers if you choose to participate for only one week).  The price will include lodging, meals, transportation during the trips via mini-bus, and transportation between the two trips for those attending both weeks.  The price will NOT include transportation to/from England, or transportation within England to/from the towns we'll be staying in (Ludlow and Taunton), both readily reached by train.

The trip minimum is 13 and the maximum is 15.  There will be a discount for up to 2 student members of AWG.  If we don't have 13 people registered for both trips by mid-September of this year, it's possible the trips won't run. If you're interested in attending or have questions, please contact Marcia Knadle at marciaAWG@aol.com


AWG is pleased to announce their 2016 award winners!

The 2016 AWG award winners have been selected, please congratulate your colleagues if they are a recipient below! And don't forget to join us at the AWG Awards Ceremony breakfast at the annual GSA meeting in Denver this year to celebrate this year's winners. A full write up of each recipient will go out with the fall Gaea newsletter.

Encourage Award: Sandy Carlson
Exchange Award: Sue Finstick
Enhance Award: Barbara Tillotson

AWG President's Award: Erika MarÍn-Spiotta
Special Recognition Award: Billy Williams
Distinguished Service Award: Marcia Knadle
Chapter Excellence Award: Penn State Chapter

Outstanding Educator Award: Barbara Dutrow
Professional Excellence Award in Industry: Enkhtuya Chuluunbat
Professional Excellence Award in Government/Regulatory: Diane Moore
Professional Excellence Award in Academia/Research: Mary Anne Holmes

AWG mourns the loss of Dr. M. Lee Allison

Dr. M. Lee Allison, State Geologist and Director of the Arizona Geological Survey, passed away Tuesday, August 16th, at noon after suffering a critical head injury from a fall at his home on Saturday. Dr. Allison was a great supporter of AWG, both nationally and with the local chapters.

Lee’s passing is a tragic loss for his wife, family, the staff of the Arizona Geological Survey, the geologic and geoinformatics communities, and Lee’s broad circle of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances around the world. He was an incredibly dynamic leader of our agency and a worldwide leader in many areas that were important to him. We mourn his passing and will do our best to carry on his legacy.

There will not be a memorial service. Lee’s family has requested they not be contacted. Any messages of condolence can be addressed to AZGS team members who will pass them along to his family.

Lee's wife, Ann, suggested donations be made to the Association for Women Geoscientists/Salt Lake Chapter to honor Dr. Allison. If you would like to make a donation, you can either do so online or by check. If you would like to donate online, click on "Donate Now" in the top right corner of this page. This will take you to our online store where you will see the "Dr. M. Lee Allison Memorial Fund" as the first item. If you would like to send a check, please make sure to make the check payable to "AWG Foundation", and write Dr. M. Lee Allison Fund on the memo line. Checks can be sent to:

Kate Johnson
AWG Foundation Treasurer
652 Glimmerglen Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326

or

AWG Salt Lake Chapter
P.O. Box 58691
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0691

If you are writing a check:
The checks must include the word "Foundation" in order to be tax deductible. If you donate $250 or more, you will receive a written acknowledgment according to IRS requirements. For those donations less than $250, your tax deduction can be declared without a receipt (a copy of your check or a record of information listed on your credit card will suffice for taxes purposes).

ADVERTISE WITH AWG

AWG has three ways for employers to advertise with us. The first option is a post to job web. The second option is to post in our every other week e-newsletter. 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 ads@awg.org . The office staff is Tuesday through Thursday so the response may be delayed Friday through Monday.

 

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