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Come see us at GSA 2019 in Phoenix!

AWG Booth 627

At the booth, in addition to having a great time, we will be renewing existing memberships, completing applications for new members, handing out SWAG, presenting brochures full of wonderful information about scholarships, events, and programs associated with AWG, completing resume reviews, taking donations for AWGF and spreading the news about the organization.  
We will need volunteers at the booth to help share the advantages of the AWG organization: our mission, activities, accomplishments, and the advantages of Connecting Women geoscientists.  Michelle Sutherland will be present at the booth majority of the conference, but really can use some assistance.  
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/YWLA4 and questions can be directed to Michelle at 612-232-1804 or michelle.m.sutherland@hotmail.com.

Exhibit hall and booth hours for 2019:

Sunday (9/22) from 2pm-7pm
Monday (9/23) from 10am-6:30pm
Tuesday (9/24) from 10am-6:30pm
Wednesday (9/25) from 10am-2pm

AWG Awards and Networking Breakfast!

Monday 9/22 6:30 – 8:30 am, North Ballroom 120BC

Please join us in recognizing those that have continued to do wonderful things on behalf of AWG and associated programs, as well as stay for networking opportunities.  Breakfast will be Monday 9/22 6:30-8:30am in North Ballroom 120BC. Any questions please reach out to Michelle Sutherland.

AWG Establishes Mid-Career Excellence Award

The Association for Women Geoscientists has created the Mid-Year Excellence Award to honor Dr. Mavis D. Kent and her outstanding contributions to science and community.

Dr. Mavis D. Kent has attained remarkable accomplishments as a professional geologist and community leader. Aside from serving as one of the founding members of the AWG, Mavis was the first woman to serve as President of the Association of Engineering Geologists, to be on the State of Oregon Board of Registered Geologists, to receive the AEG Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer Award, to receive a PhD in Geology in the Engineering Geology program from Texas A&M University, and to Chair an AEG National Meeting.

In addition to these accomplishments, Mavis has served on boards and committees including the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council Board of Directors, the Parks Advisory Board for the City of Battle Ground, WashingtonBattle Ground Youth Soccer Board of Directors, and as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership and community contributions. After retiring from the State of Oregon, Mavis has continued her career and formed a woman-owned environmental consulting business, Plateau Geosciences Group, where she currently serves as President. Aside from geosciences, her hobbies include creating prize-winning hand-sewn quilts and painting landscape and portraiture in oils.

Registration is full for AWG’s 2020 field trip to New Zealand!

Our New Zealand Rocks! field trip with Williams GeoAdventures will be held February 26 through March 12, 2020. Our finalized itinerary includes six full days on the North Island, featuring tours of volcanic areas, and eight full days on the South Island, with tours of the New Zealand Alps and Milford Sound. We will have a geologic guide and bus and driver on each island, and the price includes air travel both ways between the North and South Islands, as well as two boat tours.


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 Francis, 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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