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2016 AWG Maine/Maritime Provinces Field Trip: Updates

Although registration has officially ended and the trip is no longer listed in the online store, we happen to have 2 spaces left, one for a man and one for a woman who sign up for double occupancy slots but not together ($1750).  We also have discounted student spaces available ($1350).  If you're interested in coming on the trip, please contact Sue Finstick at suefinstick01@gmail.com for more information and to get a registration form.

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: 


Private industry/consulting


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 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.


Don't forget to vote for the AWG Executive Committee and Board Elections! 

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. The voting period ends July 30th!


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


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!


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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