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New blog series is out!

At the upcoming GSA, AWG will partner with the GSA Geology and Society Division, the GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee, and the Earth Science Women's Network for the Pardee Session "Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity for Women in the Geosciences." As part of this session, a series of blogs will posted on the GSA website prior to GSA. The second one is now up!

Check it out here: https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/09/11/dont-just-stand-there-do-something/

Upcoming AWG Workshops at the GSA Annual Meeting in Indiana

Are you attending the annual GSA meeting in Indiana this year, or do you live in the Indianapolis area? If so, please consider attending this workshop provided by AWG on Unconscious Bias/Active Bystander Intervention Training! Information below:

Date: Saturday, November 3rd from 8 am - 12 pm
Leaders: Blair Schneider, PhD, TRESTLE Program Manager, KU Center for Teaching Excellence;
Lauren Zeeck, MS, ADVANCEGeo Research Assistant

Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, microaggressions. If you've ever witnessed any of these behaviors among colleagues, you know the negative consequences. We'll discuss how these behaviors manifest and develop, how they impact underrepresented groups in the workforce, and what it means to be an active bystander and ally to promote a positive and supportive workforce. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify (1) different ways in which sexual harassment, bullying, and microaggressions can manifest in workplace environments; (2) strategies for bystander intervention; and (3) resources to share with their institutions or companies for promoting cultural change.

You can register for this workshop here:

In addition, AWG will be hosting a booth at the GSA Exhibit Hall - check us out while you are there!

Upcoming Awards and Scholarships!

Don't forget to apply for or nominate someone great you know for the following awards and scholarships!
  • The Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award provides women geoscience students with support to present their research at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Applications are due August 10th!
  • The Takken Student Research Presentation Travel Award provides women geoscience students with support to present their research at a national or international professional geoscience meeting other than the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Applications are due August 10th!
  • 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 are due August 15th!


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!

AWG is pleased to announce their 2017 award winners!

The 2017 AWG award winners have been selected; please congratulate your colleagues if they are a recipient below! A full write up of each recipient will go out with the fall Gaea newsletter.

Encourage Award: Lynn Wingard
Exchange Award: Rania Eldam
Enhance Award: Kelsey Bitting

AWG President's Award: Christina Tapia
Special Recognition Award: Maitri Erwin
Distinguished Service Award: Kate Johnson
Chapter Excellence Award: Ozark hAWGs

Outstanding Educator Award: Susan Conrad
Professional Excellence Award in Industry: Lisa Gusek
Professional Excellence Award in Government/Regulatory: Kathryn Sullivan
Professional Excellence Award in Academia/Research: Alycia Stigall


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