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Exhibit hall and booth hours for 2016:
Sunday 9/25 2pm-7pm
Monday 9/26 10am-6:30pm
Tuesday 9/27 10am-6:30pm
Wednesday 9/28 10am-2pm
We look forward to seeing you Denver! And don't forget our two other events: the AWG Awards Breakfast, which will be on Monday, September 26th from 6:30-8:30 am in the Mile High Ballroom 1B-E (Tickets can be purchased with your registration online), and the AWG Networking Reception, hosted by the Laramide chapter, will be at Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver on Tuesday, September 27th from 7-9 pm!
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, 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 world-wide 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:
AWG Foundation Treasurer
652 Glimmerglen Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326
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).
The AWG Board and Executive Committee will hold their annual fall meeting on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th at the AWG office in Thornton, CO. If you are interested in attending the board meeting (all active members are welcome), please email email@example.com and let us know!
AWG Brunton Award: The AWG Brunton Award promotes the future of field mapping and data acquisition for the upcoming generation of women geoscientists. The award will go to a female geoscience student at the senior level or in her early graduate studies who has been a summer intern, excelled at field camp, or performed field data collection that leads to a senior or graduate thesis. The award is funded by Brunton.
The award is an engraved Brunton transit.
A one‐year membership is sponsored by AWG.
Application deadline is November 15th each year
AWG Lone Star Rising Career Scholarship: The AWG Lone Star Rising Career Scholarship provides professional development funding (up to $3,000) for women geoscience professionals seeking to resume their geoscience careers after having been out of the work force or non-traditional women geoscience students seeking to enter the workforce in a geoscience-related field within the next two years. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 1 - Oct. 31. For more information and how to apply, please see our awards tab.
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!
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.