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Join us in our next webinar series in September (Date and Time TBA)!

Transferring Academic Skills/Mindset into Workplace Skills/Mindset: How do you apply your STEM degree in a corporate setting? This webinar focuses on how to use your thesis/dissertation work to be successful in the workforce.  Some tips & tricks will be provided and discussed about how to transition into the next phase of your career. These webinars are FREE for AWG members. Non-members can also register for these webinars for a small fee through the AWG store (details coming soon). Hosted by Rachelle Kernen, AWG Secretary; University of Texas El Paso

Upcoming AWG Workshops at the AIPG Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO

Are you attending the annual AIPG meeting in Colorado Springs this year, or do you live in the Colorado Springs area? If so, please consider attending this FREE workshop provided by AWG on Bystander Intervention Training for Reducing Hostile Work Climates! Information below:

Date: Saturday, September 8th from 8 am - 12 pm
Leaders: Blair Schneider, PhD, TRESTLE Program Manager, KU Center for Teaching Excellence;
Moses P. Milazzo, PhD, Research Physical Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey

Unconscious bias and harassment endanger the professional and personal well-being of individuals and their communities and contribute to hostile climates experience by women and historically under-represented groups in science. This workshop will first introduce participants to the role of unconscious bias as a contributing agent to hostile work climates. Second, it will introduce and prepare participants with the skills, confidence and motivation to become active bystanders in their workplace. 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 for reporting harassment, and (3) resources to share with their institutions or companies for cultural change.

You can register for this workshop here:

In addition, AWG will be participating in the Student Career Day activities with a resume review workshop for students on Saturday afternoon!

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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