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US Chapters

Below is a list of all our US chapters by state. If you don't see a chapter listed in your state, consider starting one! Check out the chapter resources page for more information. If you are a member or officer of a current chapter and would like to see information added or changed, please email the webmaster.

All Chapters


Southern Arizona Chapter

This student chapter was established in October of 2018 and serves the University of Arizona.

President: Audrey Dunham (email)
Vice-President: Emily Rodriguez
Secretary: Anne Billingsly
Treasurer: Katherine Guns
Faculty Advisor(s): Susana Henriquez

University of Arizona Student Chapter
1040 E 4th St Tucson AZ, 85121

Twitter: @AWG_Arizona


Ozark Hawgs

The Ozark Hawgs Chapter was established in April 2015 and is based primarily at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.

President: Amy Gottberg
Vice-President: Kashauna Mason
Secretary: Kaylee McAdoo
Treasurer: Josie Hall
Fundraising Coordinator: Kelly Sanks

Dept. of Geosciences
University of Arkansas
216 Gearhart Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701


Los Angeles/ Orange County

The Los Angeles / Orange County Chapter serves the greater Los Angeles County and Orange County areas.

President: Jenifer Leidelmeijer
Vice President: Angela Aranda
Secretary: Veronica Smith
Treasurer: Christine LaMunyon

email: awglaoc@gmail.com
website: https://association-for-women-geoscientists.jimdosite.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laocchapter/

Upcoming events:

Membership Meetings:
Happy Hour and Networking Event, Monday, April 1st at 5:00 PM at On The Rocks Bar & Grill
5755 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA. 

Past events:

Fossil/Career Day at Cleminson Elementary School, El Monte, CA - Shared fossils with two 2nd grade classrooms with a "Make Your Own Trace Fossil" activity for the students. (March 12, 2019)

Membership Meetings:

Orange County Water District Tour, Monday, October 8th at 10 am. (7 attendees, 18 RSVPs, 38% turnout)

San Diego State

The San Diego State University student chapter was established in September 2017 to serve members in the San Diego area.

Faculty Advisors: Bonnie Bloeser, Jillian Maloney
President: Emma Vierra
Past President: Maddie Burvant
Vice President: Bonnie Flynn
Program Chair: Dalia Rodriguez
Secretary/ Editor: Hannah Carney
Treasurer: Shania Pence
CSSC Representative: Serena Garcia
Liaison: Javaria Aziz

San Diego State University
Dept. Geological Sciences
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/sdsuAWGchapter/

San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter serves the Western half of Northern California, concentrating on the San Francisco Bay Area.

President: Dennise Templeton
Treasurer: Barbara Bekins
Secretary: Lan Ma
Science Fair Committee Chair: Lan Ma
Outstanding Student Awards Committee Chair: Mireya Berrios

Association for Women Geoscientists
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
345 Middlefield Rd., MS 496
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Major Annual Programs

Outstanding Student Awards
This Program aims to encourage outstanding college undergraduate women to continue to pursue a career in the geosciences by formally recognizing their achievements and providing opportunities for networking with local female geoscientists. Outstanding students from local San Francisco Bay Area universities are formally recognized with a certificate, a modest cash award, and a complimentary ticket to the annual SFBA AWG Student Awards Banquet.

Student Awards for Geoscience Excellence
The goal of this Program is to encourage female middle school and high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue interests in the earth sciences by presenting awards for outstanding science fair projects with a geoscience emphasis. Outstanding students are formally recognized with a certificate, a modest cash award, and a complimentary ticket to the annual SFBA AWG Student Awards Banquet.


The Sierra Chapter serves the Eastern half of Northern California and meets in the vicinity of Sacramento.

Chapter Contact: Kim Schwab

UC Davis

This student chapter was established in August of 2018 and serves the University of California Davis.

President: Elaine Young
Vice President: Sydney Salley
Treasurer: Elizabeth Grant
Editor: Becky Fildes



The Laramide Chapter serves the Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming area. There is a concentration of activities in the Denver, CO area.

President: Caitlin Mercier
Secretary: Anastasia Piliouras
Treasurer: Rachel Aisner Williams
Outreach Development Coordinator: Sharon Bywater-Reyes

AWG Laramide Chapter
PO Box 13791
Denver, CO 80201

Website: https://awglaramide.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/awglaramide/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/awg.laramide/
Email: Awg.laramide@gmail.com

Annual Events

For more details contact Laramide Chapter via email

Annual Outstanding Student Awards Reception and Dinner (early Spring)

The goal of the student awards program is to recognize and honor outstanding geoscience students from regional colleges and universities. AWG members are seated among the students and guests to encourage networking, exchanging information on balancing family needs with challenging careers and enhancing professional growth. Over the many years (since 1982) that the Laramide Chapter has held this event, many recipients of the award have joined AWG or written to thank the chapter for recognizing them and making them feel appreciated.

Science Fairs throughout our region (January to April)

Although the Laramide Chapter serves a large portion of the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming) this function serves the Denver Metro area, the Colorado Springs Metro area, and the Northern Colorado district and city science fairs, and both Colorado and Wyoming State Fair exclusively. Nominations are solicited for volunteers from all over Colorado, but the majority of women volunteers come from the Front Range of Colorado. Historically, our chapter has sent at least two to three dedicated science fair judges to any district or state fair where the volunteers felt they were able to provide judges for the special category awards that AWG Laramide Chapter provides. The target group is all female science fair participants in the categories of earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, and space science. The goal of this project is to stimulate and encourage female science fair participants to enjoy, learn, and study in more detail any of the geosciences. The Laramide Chapter intends to continue the tradition of providing volunteers for any science fair the volunteers which to judge and to maintain visibility at the largest science-based public interaction event the chapter does.

Rocks and Roles at Dinosaur Ridge Morrison, CO (every October)

The goal of this project is to stimulate and encourage Girl Scout participants to enjoy, learn, and study in more detail the geology of “every-day” Colorado. The Laramide Chapter intends to continue the tradition of providing volunteers for the event and to maintain visibility at the largest general non-science public interaction event the chapter does. This function serves the Denver Metro area exclusively. Nominations are solicited for volunteers from all over Colorado, but the majority of women volunteers come from the Front Range of Colorado. Historically, our chapter has sent at least five members as volunteer guides for the Rocks and Roles day. These volunteers are in place to answer questions and inform Girl Scouts aged eight to eighteen on the geology and paleontology of the Dakota HogBack near Morrison Colorado.

Want to join us as a volunteer or just to have some fun on a beautiful Colorado Saturday?
Contact me: Clare at dinodiscovery@dinoridge.org

National Fossil Day is organized by the National Park Service to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values of fossils in the parks. http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/

Earth Science Week promotes understanding and appreciation of the value of Earth Science research and its application and relevance to our daily lives. "Exploring Energy" is this year's theme. http://www.earthsciweek.org/

Chapter Documents: Bylaws



Formed in January 2017, AWG Florida serves the Tampa Bay area in west-central Florida. We typically rotate business and social meetings between Tampa and St. Petersburg. Our members are professionals, academics, and students. We strive to offer professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and general information about what's going on in the geoscientific community, locally and globally.

President: Christien Downs

AWG Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620

Northern Florida

The Northern Florida chapter was established in 2019 and is located out of Gainesville, Florida.

Email: AWG_NorthernFlorida@outlook.com 



The Osage Chapter is based primarily at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and serves the Eastern part of Kansas.

Past-Presidents: Jeff Ross
President: Deserae Jennings
President-Elect: Leila Joyce-Seals
Secretary: Emily Barry
Treasurer: Julie Sophis
Mentor Program Coordinator(s): Ashley Cocciadiferro

University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd. Rm 120
Lawrence, KS 66044

Chapter Email: awgosage@gmail.com
Website: Facebook Page Click Here 

Check out the Chapter scholarship offerings (Applications due around April 15th of each year):

Check out chapter newsletters/minutes:


Southeastern Bluegrass

The Southeastern Bluegrass chapter was established in April 2015 and is located out of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. You can learn more about their chapter by visiting their website at http://www.southeastbluegrassawg.com/ or send them an email at SEBluegrassAWG@gmail.com.

Past-President: Cara Peterman
President/Treasurer: Anne Fendick
Vice-President: Emma Larkin
Editor: Samantha Burk
Secretary: Kylie Larson-Robl

You can learn more about their chapter by visiting their website at http://www.southeastbluegrassawg.com/ or send them an email at SEBluegrassAWG@gmail.com.


Ragin' Cajuns

The Ragin' Cajun chapter is a student chapter located in Lafayette, Louisiana. It is open to those interested in geosciences. We are focused on raising awareness of this organization and its benefits to not only women but men as well. This chapter is not only about enhancing its members, but also the community.

President: Megan Borel
Past Co-Presidents: Sydne Workman and Rebecca Lenz
Vice President: Lauren Martz
Secretary: Amanda Johnston

Hamilton Hall
611 McKinley Street  
Lafayette, LA 70503

Check out our webpage at http://awgcajuns.weebly.com/ for more information!


New England

Hello! We are AWG New England, serving the northeastern US region, including the 6 New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. We are primarily based out of Boston, MA. We are always open to members, so feel free to drop us a line! This summer, we are looking forward to hiking, attending a science fair, pitching in around our communities and having a great BBQ. Meetings are held monthly at different offices and restaurants. Hope to see you at our next meet-up!

President: Rachel Stevens 
Vice President: Erika Amir
Secretary: Katherine Kudzma 
Treasurer: Nicole Callahan 
Field Trip Coordinator: Jen Lenz
Social Media Coordinator/Newsletter: Amanda St. Mary
Outreach Coordinator: Meredith Houghton

500 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3750
Woburn, MA 01801



The Minnesota Chapter of AWG serves Minnesota and neighboring states. Contact us with questions, comments, event ideas via email.

We meet every even-numbered month to organize, socialize, and science-ize. We'll post the location and time of our next meeting on our facebook and LinkedIn pages one or two weeks before the event.

President: Jennifer McDonald​
President-elect: Amy Radakovich​
Treasurer: Sally Nguyen​
Secretary: Katie Marshall
Student Representative: Mary Sabuda​

PO Box 1480
Maple Grove, MN 55311




The Montana chapter is based out of Helena, MT.

Chapter Contacts: Betsy Hovda



The Nebraska Cornhuskers were established in March 2017 and are based out of the University Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Chair: Caroline Burberry
Committee Members: 
Devra Hock
Sabrina Brown
Willow Nguy
Claire Richardson

Nebraska Cornhuskers Chapter
106 Bessey Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, 68588

Email: awgcornhuskers@gmail.com
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/awgcornhusker/

North Dakota

North Dakota

The North Dakota Chapter was established in December 2012 and is based primarily at the North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND although it has members from in other areas of North Dakota.

President: Lydia Tackett
Secretary: Rinita Dalan
Treasurer: Stephanie Day
Event Coordinator: Jessie Rock

1241 4th St. N
Fargo, ND 58102


Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Chapter was established in December 2012 and has members based primarily Oklahoma City, OK.

President: Barbara Best
Vice-President: Stamatina Hunter
Treasurer: Rosie Gilbert
Event Planner: Sarah Allen
Event Planner: Cori Smith

800 N. Oklahoma Ave.
Apt 2302
OKC, OK 73104

Facebook Page Click Here

OSU Cowgirls

The OSU Cowgirls chapter is a student chapter based out of Oklahoma State University.

President: Michelle Luitker
President-elect: Kayla King
Secretary: Courtney Dun

AWG OSU Cowgirl Chapter
105 NRC
Stillwater, OK 74074


Penn State University

The Penn State Chapter was established in April 2013 is a student chapter located out of Penn State University.

Co-Presidents: Joanmarie Del Vecchio and Troy Ferland
Secretary: Abby Kenigsberg
Treasurer and Treasurer Aide: Shelby Lyons and Chloe Stanton
Mentor/mentee program coordinator: Perri Silverhart and Allison Karp
Event Coordinators: Elena Styles and Benjamin Barnes
Undergraduate student liaison: Beth Ann EberleHistorian/Webmaster: Julia Carr and Judith Sclafani

Pennsylvania State University
503 Deiki Building
University Park, PA 16802

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PSUAWG
Website: https://sites.psu.edu/awgpennstate/

South Dakota

Black Hills

Black Hills is a student chapter out of Rapid City, South Dakota that was established in February 2018.

President: Hannah Carney
Vice President: Faith Burkett
Liaison: Javaria Aziz
Treasurer: Shania Pence
Editor: Elijah Ruffner
Program Chair: Danielle Brown
CSSC Representative: Bryanna Pace

Black Hills Chapter
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
AWG Black Hills Chapter
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Email: awgblackhills@mines.sdsmt.edu


UT Martin

The UT Martin Chapter is a student chapter that was established in March 2016. They are located at the University of Tennessee Martin in Martin, TN. 

President: Jennifer Naillon
Vice-President: Amy McLemore
Secretary: Nathaniel Newlin
Treasurer: Will Bratton
Faculty Adviser: Angela Van Boening

UT Martin Geosciences
256 Brehm Hall
Martin, TN 38238


The AWG Vanderbilt chapter is a student chapter that was established in November 2017.

President: Jen Bradham
Vice-president: Elli Ronay
Secretary: Kristy Barnes
Treasurer: Eva Biedron
Faculty Advisor: Jessica Oster

Vanderbilt AWG
Vanderbilt University
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
5726 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37212



Baylor University is a student chapter of AWG that was established in February of 2018.

President: Anna Thorson
Vice President: Elisabath Rau
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacy Atchley

Baylor AWG Chapter
One Baylor Place #97354
Waco, TX 76798



The Texas Lone Star Chapter serves the Texas area. There is a concentration of activities in the Austin and Houston areas.

AWG - Texas Lone Star Chapter
P.O. Box 542042
Houston, TX 77254-2042

Chapter LinkedIn Site 
Chapter Contacts - awglonestar@gmail.com

Sun City

The AWG Sun City Chapter was established in January 2017 and is a student chapter located at the University of Texas El-Paso.

President: Katalina Salas
Past-President: Guadalupe Alvarez  Rodriquez
Vice President:  Leslie Bernal
Treasurer: Autumn Williams
Secretary: Aimee Garcia
Social Media Manager: Carolina Cisneros
Event Coordinator: Hayden Thompson
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gail Arnold

AWG Sun City Chapter
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968

Webpage: https://utepwomengeos.wixsite.com/suncitychapter 
Email: utepwomengeos@gmail.com


Salt Lake

Formed in 1989, the Salt Lake Chapter awards scholarships, holds an annual fundraiser, judges science fairs, and hosts social events and field trips for its members. Meetings are as needed and generally held at an officer's home in Salt Lake City.

Past President: Stephanie Carney 
President-Elect: Patty Adams
President: Amanda Gentry
Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Lucy Jordan
Newsletter Editor: Ashley Cromer
Scholarship Committee Chair: Janae Wallace
Social Media Chair: Sarah Wigginton

Association for Women Geoscientists
Salt Lake Chapter
PO Box 58691
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0691

Visit the Salt Lake Chapter Facebook Group: Association for Women Geoscientists - Salt Lake Chapter https://www.facebook.com/groups/AWG.SLC/

The Salt Lake Chapter awards 3 to 4 scholarships annually.

The Susan Ekdale Memorial Field Camp Scholarship - $3,000 scholarship to a female student attending a Utah university or a Utah resident attending university elsewhere and attending mandatory field camp to help defray field camp expenses.

The Geoscience Research Scholarship - The award criteria applies to both undergraduate and graduate women students at Utah universities. The Research Scholarship will reimburse up to $1,000 per individual for meeting and travel expenses to present a research paper at a regional or national professional meeting.

The Outstanding Female Geology Student Award - This award is intended for a woman who is considered outstanding by a nominating geoscience professor at a Utah university. Thus, faculty and instructors play a key role to acknowledge top performance with a $750 check.

The Dr. Lee Allison Memorial Professional Development Award - This $800 award is intended to help defray the costs for a Utah female professional geoscientist to participate in a specific professional development activity.

Applications for these awards are typically due in early March. Occasionally, if funds are available, a Research Scholarship may be awarded in the fall. More information on these scholarships can be found here.

Red Rock (Southern Utah University)

We are located at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah
The name Red Rock comes from the proximity of the numerous parks and monuments to Southern Utah University that contain red rocks and formations. Our goal is to motivate women to get involved in the geosciences, as well as educate students, geologists, and the public about the wonders of geology in our national parks and how women play a part in the study and preservation of the parks.

President: Mackenzie Cope
Secretary: Jessica Meek
Treasurer: Loren Holyoak

AWG Red Rock Student Chapter
SUU Geology Department
351 W Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84721



The James Madison University chapter is a student chapter located out of Harrisonburg, VA.

Email: jmuawg@gmail.com

William & Mary

The William and Mary chapter is a student chapter that was established in January 2017. They are located at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Past-President: Maggie Irwin
President: Caroline Abbott
Event Coordinator: Danya Abdelhameid
Treasurer: Mohini Jodhpurkar
Secretary: Maddie Gaetano

College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Chapter email: awgatwm@gmail.com
Chapter Website: http://www.wm.edu/as/geology/


Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Chapter holds most of its events in the Seattle and Portland areas. Formed by a merger of the former Puget Sound and Spokane Chapters, and with the addition of an informal Portland, OR area "subchapter," it now serves Washington and Oregon States and has members in British Columbia, Canada.

Past-President: Kathy Vanderwal Dube
President: Heather Nielsen
Vice President: Brandy Rinck
Secretary: Megan Faust (Scott)
Treasurer: Theresa Burton
Editor: Shari Silverman
Scholarship Chair: Pat Reed

AWG - Pacific Northwest Chapter
PO Box 28391
Seattle, WA 98118

Web Address: www.awg-ps.org


Great Lakes

The Great Lakes chapter was established in February 2017 and is based out of Wisconsin.

President: Libby Ives (woodfor5@uwm.edu)
Past President: Kate Gigstad (kgigstad@uwm.edu)
Vice President: Ruth Fenelon (fenelonr@uwm.edu)
Secretary: Kate Pauls (kpauls@uwm.edu)
Treasurer: Liz Borucki (eborucki@uwm.edu)
Outreach: Erin Bulson (eebulson@uwm.edu)
Social Media: Riley Banasik (rjban06@uwm.edu)

Great Lakes Chapter
3209 N. Maryland Ave
Rm 366
Milwaukee, WI 53211


UW Madison

District of Columbia


The AWG DMV chapter was formed in Summer 2018 and is based in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

Website: www.dmvawg.org,
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmv.awg
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/dmv.awg/