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Volunteers needed to help run the AWG booth at GSA

AWG Booth #454 at GSA 2016 in Denver!
 
At the booth, in addition 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.  Michelle Sutherland will be present at the booth the majority of the conference, but really can use some assistance.  
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at www.volunteersignup.org/LM3YR. Any questions about the booth can be directed to Michelle at 612-232-1804 or michelle.m.sutherland@hotmail.com
 
GSA 2016 - Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Booth Sign UP
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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 to get a ticket to the AWG Awards Breakfast, which will be on Monday, September 26th from 6:30-8:30 am in the Mile High Ballroom 1B-E, and show your support of our amazing award winners this year! Tickets can be purchased with your registration online.

 

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, 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:

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).

2016 AWG Fall Board Meeting Dates

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 president@awg.org and let us know!

Awards and Scholarship applications are due soon! Check out these great opportunities and make sure you apply!

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.

General Information:
The award is an engraved Brunton transit.
A one‐year membership is sponsored by AWG.
Application deadline is November 15th each year

A bright future ahead for continuing the conversation about dealing with sexual harassment in the sciences!

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

https://eos.org/opinions/steps-to-building-a-no-tolerance-culture-for-sexual-harassment

Check out our new AWG Member Highlight Blog!

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.

RENEW TODAY FOR 2016 MEMBERSHIP AND GET CONNECTED!

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!

DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES - New List Posted
GET CONNECTED WITH TECHNICAL TALKS

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.

ADVERTISE WITH AWG

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: ads@awg.org . The office staff is Tuesday through Thursday so response may be delayed Friday through Monday.

 

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