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See you at AGU in Washington, D.C.!

AWG will have a booth (#716) at the 2018 AGU Conference in Washington D.C. from December 10th through the 14th, and we would love to see you there. If you are interested in giving back to AWG by volunteering 1-2 hours of your time to help at the booth, we would GREATLY appreciate it! You can sign up for time slots here.

We are also excited about all the ethics, diversity, and inclusion events at the meeting. AWG and ADVANCEGeo Partnership will be co-sponsoring and/or contributing to a variety of sessions, which are listed below:

Sunday, 9 December 2018 from
AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop: Strategies to address and eliminate bullying in your department

Monday, 10 December 2018 from 8:10-8:15 AM
"ADVANCEGeo: Building partnerships to transform workplace climate."

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 from 8:16-8:31 AM
"ADVANCEGeo Partnership: Building a Sustainable Toolkit for Bystander Intervention Training to Improve Workplace Climate" 
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 from 2-4 PM
"Strategies for Responding to Hostile Work Climates" in Marriott Marquis, Georgetown Room

Friday, 14 December 2018 from 1:40-3:40 PM, Convention Center 202A
Union Session: "The Challenges of Recognizing Implicit Bias in Earth and Space Sciences and Strategies for Minimizing Its Impact in the Coming Decades of AGU" 

DMV Chapter at AGU!

During the AGU 2018 Conference, the DMV chapter of AWG is partnering with several other local organizations to sponsor a Scientist Engagement Happy Hour. Please find details below.
Date: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: Reliable Tavern, 3655 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20010
(Just a few stops up the green/yellow line metro from the Convention Center)
Meet and mingle with fellow scientists and science advocates, and hear about ways scientists around the country are participating in policy, advocacy, and public engagement. We'll have light snacks and happy hour drink specials. You don’t need to attend the conference to join us for drinks!


500 Women Scientists DC pod
DMV Chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists
Earth Science Women's Network
Ecological Society of America Policy Section
Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally
Society for Conservation Biology DC Chapter

Save the dates for AWG’s 2020 field trip to New Zealand!

Join us for a 2-week field trip to New Zealand with Williams GeoAdventures in late winter of 2020!  We have a tentative itinerary with six full days on the North Island, featuring tours of volcanic areas, and eight full days on the South Island, including tours of the New Zealand Alps and Milford Sound.  We will have a geologic guide and our bus and driver on each island, and the price will include air travel both ways between the North and South Islands.  

In an attempt to keep the price as reasonable as possible, lodgings will be split between 3-star hotels and Top 10 Holiday Parks (nice hostel/budget motel-like lodgings).  Our slightly tentative dates (could still shift by a day or two) are February 26 through March 12, 2020, and the very tentative price is $5000 (generally double or triple occupancy).  Space will be limited, and I expect this trip to fill, so if you’re interested in going, please be ready to sign up when registration opens in the spring.  For more information or to be put on the interest list for more timely updates, please email AWG Field Trip Committee Co-chair Marcia Knadle at marciaAWG@aol.com.  Stay tuned for further information regarding the price.  For more information about Williams GeoAdventures, visit their website at http://www.geology-adventures.com/.


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 2019 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 SUPPORT our cause and geoscience diversity. 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 2018 award winners!


Encourage Award: Patricia Kelley
Exchange Award: Julie Libarkin
Enhance Award: Rachel Wood

AWG President's Award: Alex Etheridge
Special Recognition Award: David Mogk
Distinguished Service Award: Bevin Bailey
Chapter Excellence Award: Florida
Friend of AWG: Richard Behl

Outstanding Educator Award: Gabriela Mángano
Professional Excellence Award in Industry: Esther Babcock
Professional Excellence Award in Government/Regulatory: Patricia McCrory
Professional Excellence Award in Academia/Research: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux

Brunton Award: Sarah Franics, Naomi Rodgers
Crawford Award: Molly Gallahue, Samantha McComb
Chrysalis Award: Maggie Graham, Stacey Hendricks, Alicia Tyson
Winifred Goldring Award: Jin Si-Over, Sandra Schachat
Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology: Amanda Guerrero, Stephanie Plaza-Torres
Minority Award: Deanna Flores, Savannah Olives, Catalena Bent, Aquila Johnson
Virginia Sand Award: Melanie Callihan, Miquela Ingalls
Suzanne Takken: Holly McIntosh, Elizabeth Thompson

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to our sponsors as well as everyone who attended the Awards Breakfast at GSA in Indianapolis! See you next year!

AWG, GSA, and ESWN Blog Series!


AWG has partnered 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 be posted on the GSA website. See below for links:

Blog 1: "A Special Place in Hell": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/08/29/a-special-place-in-hell/

Blog 2: "Don't Just Stand There - Do Something!": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/09/11/dont-just-stand-there-do-something/

Blog 3: "Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/09/24/dealing-with-the-imposter-syndrome/

Blog 4: "Moving Forward: Overcoming our Ideas about Disability in the Geosciences": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/08/moving-forward-overcoming-our-ideas-about-disability-in-the-geosciences/

Blog 5: "Social Identities and Success": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/23/social-identities-and-success/

Blog 6: "Sending Out the Bat Signal": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/29/sending-out-the-bat-signal/


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