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Are you attending the AAPG Annual Meeting in Calgary this year?

If you are, make sure to check out AWG while you are there! We will be in booth #2104 and are also co-sponsoring a short course and reception event with AAPG Prowess and the SEG Women's Network. Meet new friends, sign up for a membership or renew yours this year, and get great advice from our mentors in the booth!

1) AAPG PROWESS and AWG Short Course: Decision and Risk Analysis for Uncertain Times in the Energy Industry
Saturday, June 18th
Check out the link for more information!


2) AAPG PROWESS - AWG - SEG Networking Reception: Diversify your Geoscience Network!
Saturday, June 18th 6:30-9 PM

Be inspired by women and men who pioneered paths for women to have careers in geoscience, with women making strides into all levels of technical and managerial achievement, and with young professionals and students. Network and gather career tips from geoscientists working in: Petroleum – Energy Minerals – Environmental Geoscience – Government – Academia.
Whether you are starting a new career, making a career change or are a retiree, don't miss this opportunity to broaden your geoscience network and share an evening of hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

There is still space to register for the 2016 AWG Field Trip! The deadline to register is July 1st, so sign up today!

The 2016 AWG field trip to the Maine and Maritime Provinces is now open for registration! Check out our Field Trips tab (under the Resources tab) for more information.


AWG Executive Committee and Board Elections are coming up this summer! Nominate yourself or someone you know for a position on the ballot.

Positions that will be open on the ballot include:

President-elect (three-year term)
Treasurer (two-year term)
North Central Delegate (three-year term)
North Central Alternate (three-year term)
Pacific Region Delegate 1 (three-year term)
Pacific Region Alternate 1 (three-year term)
South Central Regional Delegate 2 (three-year term)
South Central Regional Alternate 2 (three-year term)
International Regional Delegate (three-year term)
International Regional Alternate (three-year term)

Please note that the International Regional Delegate and Alternate are NEW positions open to the Board, which were voted and approved by the Board at the 2015 Fall Board Meeting. If you have any questions about duties involved with these positions, please contact me at president@awg.org.


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


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

AWG Professional Excellence Awards: The AWG Professional Excellence awards will go to women who, throughout their careers, have made distinguished contributions in each of the three following professional areas:  Government/regulatory,  Private industry/consulting and  Academia/research. Nominations will be solicited from the AWG membership at large. Professional excellence is broadly defined, and may include accomplishments such as: 1. Breadth and depth of professional accomplishments 2. Mentoring of other geoscience professionals 3. Outreach and service activities 4. Membership in professional societies Nominees need not be members of AWG and those without memberships will receive a one-year professional membership with their award. Nominations are due AUGUST 15TH each year. Visit our awards page at http://awg.org/images/awards/Professional_Excellence_Awards_p.pdf to learn more!

AWG Minority Scholarship: This new program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience and provide a view of the world ahead.

Award Amount: One or more awards totaling $6,000 will be given each summer for use during the next academic year (awards include AWG membership) Application Deadline is June 30th each year. Visit http://awg.org/images/awards/AWG%20Minority%20Scholarship%20pdf.pdf to learn more about this scholarship program and how you can apply!

AWG Sand and Takken Travel Awards: These competitive awards provide women geoscience students with support to present their research at either the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (Sand Award) or any meeting other than the Geological Society of America meeting (Takken award). These travel awards are named for Virginia (Ginny) Sand (1928-2007), an award-winning geoscience teacher and world traveler and for Suzanne Takken (1925-1997), an avid traveler and strong supporter of women in geoscience.

The Sand award is to be used to help defray travel, lodging, registration fee, and other expenses associated with the presentation of the awardee’s research at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America including but not exclusive to sessions sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.

The Takken award is to be used to help defray travel, lodging, registration fee, and other expenses associated with the presentation of the awardee’s research at a national or international professional geoscience meeting other than the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Both award applications are due by August 10th each year! Visit www.awg.org/awards to learn more about how to apply.

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.


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!

The 2016 AWG Field Trip is set!

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


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