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  • Encourage the participation of women in the geosciences
  • Exchange educational, technical, and professional information
  • Enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences

What's New? (updated July 2015)

2015 Field Trip - Puerto Rico

Educational Geology Field Trip: Aug 8 - 14, 2015 (with departure for home the 15th)
Hosted by Dr. Luis Gonzalez, University of Kansas
For details about the field trip click here. For more trip details and registration information, go to Field Trip Details page . There is still ONE more spot for a woman willing to share a room on the trip. Otherwise the slots are all full. To register online, go to the AWG online store through the members-only login page.


Applications are now being accepted for several AWG Awards and Scholarships. The Professional Excellence Award Nominations are due by August 15th in 2015. The Sand and Takken Awards are due August 10th. The application forms for these awards have just been updated. For more details visit our Awards and Scholarship Pages or check your next enews. If you do not recieve an enews then see below for how to become an AWG Member.


AWG's theme for 2014-15 is Connecting Women in Geoscience. We are at a unique time in history where we can CONNECT with women who pioneered paths for women to have careers in geoscience, with women who are making strides into all levels of technical and managerial achievement, and with young professionals and students who are just beginning their careers. CONNECTED we can learn from the past and make progress in the present to change the future. Join or renew your 2014-15 membership today and CONNECT your experience, accomplishments, and vision to AWG.

Download the AWG 2015 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!


AWG Award and Scholarship Winners Announced at the AWG Awards Breakfast at the GSA Annual Meeting. The list will be posted in the Fall GAEA due out in mid November.


Check out the Distinguished Lecturer page to see the 2014-15 list of accomplished women who can CONNECT your AWG Chapter or University with talks on research, technology, or leadership. For more details contact Camille Partin.


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 If you have questions contact us at: . The office staff is Tuesday through Thursday so response may be delayed Friday through Monday.


This year the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas has graciously offered to sponsor all of the AWG Professional Excellence Award winners. The AWG Professional Excellence Awards are given to women who, throughout their careers, have made distinguished contributions in each of the following professional areas: Government, Industry, and Academia. The Department of Geology at the University of Kansas has always been incredibly supportive of AWG and its chapters, and we are sincerely grateful for their support. Thank you again!

If you are interested in helping to support the AWG Professional Excellence Awards, please contact


We recently learned that ConocoPhillips is making a donation to AWG Foundation to help support our general fund. They have also agreed to pay for AWG Memberships for any employee of the COP Technology branch of ConocoPhillips. Thank you for all your support!


The AWG board has developed a new strategic plan.
For a draft of plan go to:
Strategic Plan.
Comments are due back to the board as soon as possible via email to


AWG has expanded its career services!
In addition to Job Web, which remains mostly academic, we now have Job Target. Through Job Target, AWG members can locate job postings pertinent to whatever sector of the geosciences in which they are interested.
Post your resume for free!
View job postings for free!
You can also access Job Target from the AWG homepage by clicking on the icons on the right hand side, or by clicking "Looking for a Job" on the main banner at the top of the homepage.

MentorNet Opens its Doors to Students from All Campuses
Visit AWG's peer mentoring page to learn more about this opportunity.

Opportunities with AGI's Government Affairs Program (GAP)
Visit the AWG Public Affairs web page for the latest information on AGI's GAP program.

Past issues of Gaea are available on-line.
For the current issue of Gaea contact the AWG office to receive the online link.


Read the latest issue of AWG E-news

Website Changes

Dear AWG Members, AWG website software has been changed. The login is your email and the password is Geowomen+first initial+last initial (Geowomenaa). The new software will guide you through the necessary steps. Please note that you must login to pay dues, search the directory, or make changes to your record. For best results use your Internet Explorer browser to view this website. Thank you, AWG Headquarters.

Member News

Check out the link to AWG's International Region. Please contact our international coordinator or editor to contribute news on the international front.


AWG Outstanding Educator Award
Is There a Women Geoscientist Professor Who Made a Difference in Your Life?
Please take the time to honor her by nominating her for the AWG Outstanding Educator Award.

Download the "Where are the Women Geoscience Professors?" workshop report from the NSF/AWG sponsored workshop

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Updated 07/23/15
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