The Laramide Chapter serves the Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and South Dakota area. There is a concentration of activities in the Denver, CO area.
AWG Laramide Chapter
PO Box 8434
Denver, CO 80201-8434
Community Development Coordinator
Outreach Development Coordinator
The goal of the student awards program is to recognize and honor outstanding geoscience students from regional colleges and universities. AWG members are seated among the students and guests to encourage networking, exchanging information on balancing family needs with challenging careers, and enhancing professional growth. Over the many years (since 1982) that the Laramide Chapter has held this event, many recipients of the award have joined AWG or written to thank the chapter for recognizing them and making them feel appreciated.
Although the Laramide Chapter serves a large portion of the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming) this function serves the Denver Metro area, the Colorado Springs Metro area, and the Northern Colorado district and city science fairs, and both the Colorado and the Wyoming State Fair exclusively. Nominations are solicited for volunteers from all over Colorado, but the majority of women volunteers come from the Front Range of Colorado. Historically, our chapter has sent at least two to three dedicated science fair judges to any district or state fair where the volunteers felt they were able to provide judges for the special category awards that AWG Laramide Chapter provides. The target group is all female science fair participants in the categories of earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, and space science. The goal of this project is to stimulate and encourage female science fair participants to enjoy, learn, and study in more detail any of the geosciences. The Laramide Chapter intends to continue the tradition of providing volunteers for any science fair the volunteers which to judge and to maintain visibility at the largest science-based public interaction event the chapter does.
The goal of this project is to stimulate and encourage Girl Scout participants to enjoy, learn, and study in more detail the geology of “everyday” Colorado. The Laramide Chapter intends to continue the tradition of providing volunteers for the event and to maintain visibility at the largest general non-science public interaction event the chapter does. This function serves the Denver Metro area exclusively. Nominations are solicited for volunteers from all over Colorado, but the majority of women volunteers come from the Front Range of Colorado. Historically, our chapter has sent at least five members as volunteer guides for the Rocks and Roles day. These volunteers are in place to answer questions and inform Girl Scouts aged eight to eighteen on the geology and paleontology of the Dakota HogBack near Morrison Colorado.
Want to join us as a volunteer or just to have some fun on a beautiful Colorado Saturday?
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National Fossil Day is organized by the National Park Service to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values of fossils in the parks. http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalf ossilday/
Earth Science Week promotes understanding and appreciation of the value of Earth Science research and its application and relevance to our daily lives. "Exploring Energy" is this year's theme. http://www.earthsciweek.org/
The Loma Linda chapter is a student chapter that was established in June 2015 and is based out of Loma Linda University in California.
Vice President: Emilia Belia
Secretary: Bethania Siviero
Treasurer: Brittney Springer
Faculty Advisor: Kevin Nick
Loma Linda University
Departhment of Earth and Biological Sciences
Griggs Hall, Room 101
Loma Linda, CA 92350
AWG - Texas Lone Star Chapter
P.O. Box 542042
Houston, TX 77254-2042
The Texas Lone Star Chapter serves the Texas area. There is a concentration of activities in the Austin and Houston areas.
Roxy Frary Bush
Outreach Committee Chairperson:
The Los Angeles / Orange County Chapter serves the greater Los Angeles County and Orange County areas.
Current Chapter Liason
The Minnesota Chapter serves the state of Minnesota.
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PO Box 1480
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Check out their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/awgmn/
The Montana chapter is based out of Helena, MT.
AWG New England Chapter
500 West Cummings Park, ste. 3750
Woburn, MA 01801
Hello! We are AWG New England, serving the northeastern US region, including the 6 New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. We are primarily based out of Boston, MA. We are always open to members, so feel free to drop us a line! This summer, we are looking forward to hiking, attending a science fair, pitching in around our communities and having a great BBQ. Meetings are held monthly at different offices and restaurants. Hope to see you at our next meet-up!
Field Trip Coordinator:
The North Dakota Chapter was established in December 2012 and is based primarily at the North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND although it has members from in other areas of North Dakota.
1241 4th St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
The Oklahoma City Chapter was established in December 2012 and has members based primarily Oklahoma City, OK.
800 N. Oklahoma Ave.
OKC, OK 73104
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The Osage Chapter is based primarily at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and serves the Eastern part of Kansas.
Mentor Program Coordinator(s):
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd. Rm 120
Lawrence, KS 66044
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The OSU Cowgirls chapter is a student chapter based out of Oklahoma State University.
President: Michelle Luitker
President-elect: Kayla King
Secretary: Courtney Dun
AWG OSU Cowgirl Chapter
Stillwater, OK 74074
The Ozark Hawgs Chapter was established in April 2015 and is based primarily at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.
Dept. of Geosciences
University of Arkansas
216 Gearhart Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
AWG - Pacific Northwest Chapter
PO Box 28391
Seattle, WA 98118
Web Address: www.awg-ps.org
The Pacific Northwest Chapter holds most of its events in the Seattle and Portland areas. Formed by a merger of the former Puget Sound and Spokane Chapters, and with the addition of an informal Portland, OR area "subchapter," it now serves Washington and Oregon States and has members in British Columbia, Canada.
Kathy Vanderwal Dube
Megan Faust (Scott)
The Penn State Chapter was established in April 2013 is a student chapter located out of Penn State University.
Vice President: Virginia Marcon
Secretary: Allison Karp
Past President: Amanda Labrado
Pennsylvania State University
503 Deiki Building
University Park, PA 16802
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PSUAWG
The Ragin' Cajun chapter is a student chapter located in Lafayette, Louisiana. It is open to those interested in geosciences. We are focused on raising awareness of this organization and its benefits to not only women, but men as well. This chapter is not only about enhancing its members, but also the community. Check out our webpage at http://awgcajuns.weebly.
611 McKinley Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
Vice President: Lauren Martz
Secretary: Amanda Johnston
AWG Red Rock Student Chapter
Our address is
SUU Geology Department
351 W Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84721
Red Rock Chapter firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Mackenzie Cope email@example.com
Secretary: Jessica Meek firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Loren Holyoak email@example.com
We are located at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah
The name Red Rock comes from the proximity of the numerous parks and monuments to Southern Utah University that contain red rocks and formations. Our goal is to motivate women to get involved in the geosciences, as well as educate students, geologists, and the public about the wonders of geology in our national parks and how women play a part in the study and preservation of the parks.
The Salt Lake Chapter is based mainly in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coverage extends to all of Utah.
Association for Women Geoscientists
Salt Lake Chapter
PO Box 58691
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0691
J. Lucy Jordan
Scholarship Committee Chair
Visit the Salt Lake Chapter Facebook Group: Association for Women Geoscientists - Salt Lake Chapter https://www.facebook.com/groups/AWG.SLC/
The Salt Lake Chapter awards 3 to 4 scholarships annually. The Susan Ekdale Memorial Field Camp Scholarship - $2000 scholarship to a female student attending a Utah university or a Utah resident attending university elsewhere and attending mandatory field camp to help defray field camp expenses.
The Geoscience Research Scholarship - The award criteria applies to both undergraduate and graduate women students at Utah universities. The Research Scholarship will reimburse up to $1,000 per individual for meeting and travel expenses to present a research paper at a regional or national professional meeting.
Outstanding Geoscience Female Undergraduate Award - This award is intended for a woman who is considered outstanding by a nominating geoscience professor at a Utah university. Thus, faculty and instructors play a key role to acknowledge top performance with a $750 check.
Applications for these awards are typically due in early March. Occasionally, if funds are available, a Research Scholarship may be awarded in the fall. More information on these scholarships can be found here: http://www.awg.org/EAS/scholarships.html
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The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter serves the Western half of Northern California, concentrating on the San Francisco Bay Area.
Association for Women Geoscientists
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
345 Middlefield Rd., MS 496
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Science Fair Committee Chair
Outstanding Student Awards Committee Chair
Student Awards for Geoscience Excellence
The goal of this Program is to encourage female middle school and high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue interests in the earth sciences by presenting awards for outstanding science fair projects with a geoscience emphasis. Outstanding students are formally recognized with a certificate, a modest cash award, and a complimentary ticket to the annual SFBA AWG Student Awards Banquet.
The Sierra Chapter serves the Eastern half of Northern California and meets in the vicinity of Sacramento.
The Southeastern Bluegrass chapter was established in April 2015 and is located out of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. You can learn more about their chapter by visiting their website at http://www.southeastbluegrassawg.com/ or send them an email at SEBluegrassAWG@gmail.com.