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The 2016 AWG Field Trip is now open for registration!

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 Chrysalis Scholarship: The AWG Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding (up to $2000) for women geoscience graduate students whose education has been significantly interrupted by life circumstances. Applications are due March 31st. Awarded funds are intended to cover costs associated with completion of her thesis/dissertation, beyond what is traditionally covered by primary research funding. Costs may include drafting expenses, child-care, defense travel, late-stage research and analyses, or anything necessary to assist a candidate during those critical, final days. Visit our awards page at http://awg.org/images/awards/Chrysalis.pdf to learn more!

AWG Winifred Goldring Award and Paleontology Excellence Award: Presented to outstanding female graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in paleontology. Award amounts are $1000 and $2000. Applications are due April 15th - visit our awards page at http://awg.org/awards for more information!

AWG Outstanding Educator Award: Established in 1988, the premier professional award of the Association of Women Geoscientists acknowledges the role of teachers and mentors in every woman geoscientist’s life story. The Outstanding Educator Award honors well-established women college or university teachers who have played a significant role in the education and support of geoscientists within and beyond the classroom, in advancing the persistence of females and underrepresented minorities in geoscience careers, and in raising the profile of the geosciences by teaching to and for the broadest audience of students. Applications are due April 1st - visit http://awg.org/images/awards/AWG_Outstanding_Educator_Award.pdf for more information!

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.


Looking for a job? Click on our Job Web tab and see a list of current positions available!

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