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Baylor University

Baylor University is a student chapter of AWG that was established in February of 2018.

President: Anna Thorson

Vice President: Elisabath Rau

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacy Atchley

Contact Information
Baylor AWG Chapter
One Baylor Place #97354
Waco, TX 76798


Black Hills

Black Hills is a student chapter out of Rapid City, South Dakota that was established in February 2018.

President: Brooke Long

Vice President: Scyller Borglum

Secretary: Kristin Pratscher

Treasurer: Lilly Jones

Faculty Advisor: Daniel Soeder

Contact Information
Black Hills Chapter
501 E. St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

CSU Northridge


The AWG DMV chapter was formed in Summer 2018 and is based in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

Website: www.dmvawg.org,
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dmv.awg
Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/dmv.awg/


AWG Florida is a local Tampa chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists that was established in August of 2017.

President: Christine Downs'

Treasurer: Christina Subt

Secretary: Stacey Coonts

Contact Information
AWG Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave., NES 107
Tampa, FL 33604

Great Lakes

The Great Lakes chapter was established in February 2017 and is based out of Wisconsin.

President: Libby Ives (woodfor5@uwm.edu)

Past President: Kate Gigstad (kgigstad@uwm.edu)

Vice President: Ruth Fenelon (fenelonr@uwm.edu)

Secretary: Kate Pauls (kpauls@uwm.edu)

Treasurer: Liz Borucki (eborucki@uwm.edu)

Outreach: Erin Bulson (eebulson@uwm.edu)

Social Media: Riley Banasik (rjban06@uwm.edu)

Contact Information
Great Lakes Chapter
3209 N. Maryland Ave
Rm 366
Milwaukee, WI 53211

James Madison University



The Laramide Chapter serves the Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and South Dakota area. There is a concentration of activities in the Denver, CO area.

Chapter Address

AWG Laramide Chapter
PO Box 8434
Denver, CO 80201-8434

Chapter Contacts

Emilie Gentry

Caitlin Mercier

Vice President

Public Relations
Community Development Coordinator
Caroline Martin
Outreach Development Coordinator
Celeste Herrera

Annual Events

For more details contact Laramide Chapter via email

For current activities listing see: https://www.facebook.com/awglaramide/

Annual Outstanding Student Awards Reception and Dinner (early Spring)

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.

Science Fairs throughout our region (January to April)

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.

Rocks and Roles at Dinosaur Ridge Morrison, CO(every October)

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?
Contact me: Clare at dinodiscovery@dinoridge.org

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/

Chapter Documents


Loma Linda

The Loma Linda chapter is a student chapter that was established in June 2015 and is based out of Loma Linda University in California. 

Chapter Contacts

President: Sarah Maithel

Past-President: Jamey Cooper

Vice President: Emilia Belia

Secretary: Bethania Siviero

Treasurer: Brittney Springer

Faculty Advisor: Kevin Nick

Contact Information
Loma Linda University
Departhment of Earth and Biological Sciences
Griggs Hall, Room 101
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Lone Star


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.

Chapter LinkedIn Site
Chapter Contacts - awglonestar@gmail.com

Past President:
Roxy Frary Bush
past president

Amalia Doebbert

Ashley Greuter
vice president

Alicia Kahn

Michelle Pittenger

Student Rep:
Zohreh Souri
student rep

Outreach Committee Chairperson:
Maryam Nasizadeh
outreach rep


Los Angeles / Orange County


The Los Angeles / Orange County Chapter serves the greater Los Angeles County and Orange County areas.

Chapter Contacts

Current Chapter Liason
Kirsten Faulkner



The Minnesota Chapter serves the state of Minnesota.


Photo credit: http://www.socialearth.org/minnesotas-hidden-network-of- inspiration

Chapter Address


PO Box 1480
Maple Grove, MN 55311

Check out their Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/awgmn/

Chapter Contacts

Judy Andrews, PG

Jennifer Horton

Steph Theriault

Michelle Waters

Student Representative
Lindsey Kenyon


The Montana chapter is based out of Helena, MT.

Chapter Contacts

Betsy Hovda

Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers were established in March 2017 and are based out of the University Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Chair: Caroline Burberry

Committee Members:
Devra Hock
Sabrina Brown
Willow Nguy
Claire Richardson

Contact Information
Nebraska Cornhuskers Chapter
106 Bessey Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, 68588

New England

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!

Chapter Contacts

Rachel Stevens 

Vice President:
Erika Amir

Katherine Kudzma 

Nicole Callahan 

Field Trip Coordinator:
Jen Lenz

Social Media Coordinator/Newsletter
Amanda St. Mary

Outreach Coordinator
Meredith Houghton

North Dakota


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.

Chapter Contacts

Lydia Tackett

Rinita Dalan

Stephanie Day

Event Coordinator:
Jessie Rock

Chapter Address:
1241 4th St. N
Fargo, ND 58102

Oklahoma City


The Oklahoma City Chapter was established in December 2012 and has members based primarily Oklahoma City, OK.

Chapter Contacts

Barbara Best

Stamatina Hunter

Rosie Gilbert

Event Planner:
Sarah Allen

Event Planner:
Cori Smith

Chapter Address:
800 N. Oklahoma Ave.
Apt 2302
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.

Chapter Contacts

Jeff Ross

Deserae Jennings

Leila Joyce-Seals

Emily Barry

Julie Sophis

Mentor Program Coordinator(s):
Ashley Cocciadiferro

Chapter Address:
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd. Rm 120
Lawrence, KS 66044

Chapter Email: awgosage@gmail.com

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Check out the Chapter scholarship offerings (Applications due around April 15th of each year):

Check out chapter newsletters/minutes:

OSU Cowgirls

The OSU Cowgirls chapter is a student chapter based out of Oklahoma State University.

President: Michelle Luitker

President-elect: Kayla King

Secretary: Courtney Dun

Contact Information
AWG OSU Cowgirl Chapter
105 NRC
Stillwater, OK 74074

Ozark Hawgs


The Ozark Hawgs Chapter was established in April 2015 and is based primarily at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.

Chapter Contacts

Amy Gottberg

Kashauna Mason

Kaylee McAdoo

Josie Hall

Fundraising Coordinator:
Kelly Sanks

Chapter Address:
Dept. of Geosciences
University of Arkansas
216 Gearhart Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Pacific Northwest


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.

Chapter Contacts

Kathy Vanderwal Dube

Heather Nielsen

Vice President:
Brandy Rinck

Megan Faust (Scott)

Theresa Burton

Shari Silverman

Scholarship Chair:
Pat Reed

Penn State University

The Penn State Chapter was established in April 2013 is a student chapter located out of Penn State University.

Chapter Contacts

Co - Presidents: Joanmarie Del Vecchio and Troy Ferland

Secretary: Abby Kenigsberg

Treasurer and Treasurer Aide: Shelby Lyons and Chloe Stanton

Mentor/mentee program coordinator: Perri Silverhart and Allison Karp

Event Coordinators: Elena Styles and Benjamin Barnes

Undergraduate student liaison: Beth Ann Eberle

Historian/Webmaster: Julia Carr and Judith Sclafani

Contact Information
Pennsylvania State University
503 Deiki Building
University Park, PA 16802

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PSUAWG

Website: https://sites.psu.edu/awgpennstate/

Ragin' Cajuns

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.com/ for more information!

Contact Information:

Hamilton Hall
611 McKinley Street  
Lafayette, LA 70503


President: Megan Borel

Past Co-Presidents: Sydne Workman and Rebecca Lenz

Vice President: Lauren Martz

Secretary: Amanda Johnston


Red Rock (Southern Utah University)

AWG Red Rock Student Chapter
Our address is 
SUU Geology Department
351 W Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84721

Red Rock Chapter redrockawg@gmail.com
President: Mackenzie Cope mackenzcope@gmail.com
Secretary: Jessica Meek jessica.m.meek@gmail.com
Treasurer: Loren Holyoak loren.randallmht@gmail.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.

Salt Lake


The Salt Lake Chapter is based mainly in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coverage extends to all of Utah.

Antelope Island

Chapter Address

Association for Women Geoscientists
Salt Lake Chapter
PO Box 58691
Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0691


Chapter Contacts

Past President
Stephanie Carney

Amanda Gentry

Jennifer Micovic

Amanda Hintz
J. Lucy Jordan
Newsletter Editor
Mallory Millington
Scholarship Committee Chair
Janae Wallace

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

Past Newsletters

Click below to see the most recent newsletters:

February 2015
December 2014

San Diego State University

The San Diego State University student chapter was established in September 2017 to serve members in the San Diego area.

Faculty Advisors: Bonnie Bloeser, Jillian Maloney

President: Emma Vierra

Past President: Maddie Burvant

Vice President: Bonnie Flynn

Program Chair: Dalia Rodriguez

Secretary/ Editor: Hannah Carney

Treasurer: Shania Pence

CSSC Representative: Serena Garcia

Liaison: Javaria Aziz

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/sdsuAWGchapter/

Contact Information:
San Diego State University
Dept. Geological Sciences
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

San Francisco Bay Area


The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter serves the Western half of Northern California, concentrating on the San Francisco Bay Area.

Chapter Address

Association for Women Geoscientists
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
345 Middlefield Rd., MS 496
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Chapter Contacts

Dennise Templeton

Barbara Bekins
Lan Ma
Science Fair Committee Chair
Lan Ma
Outstanding Student Awards Committee Chair
Mireya Berrios


Major Annual Programs

Outstanding Student Awards
This Program aims to encourage outstanding college undergraduate women to continue to pursue a career in the geosciences by formally recognizing their achievements and providing opportunities for networking with local female geoscientists. Outstanding students from local San Francisco Bay Area universities are formally recognized with a certificate, a modest cash award, and a complimentary ticket to the annual SFBA AWG Student Awards Banquet.

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.

Chapter Contacts

Kim Schwab

Southeastern Bluegrass

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.

Chapter Contact

Cara Peterman

Anne Fendick

Emma Larkin

Samantha Burk

Kylie Larson-Robl


Sun City (El Paso)

The AWG Sun City Chapter was established in January 2017 and is a student chapter located at the University of Texas El-Paso.

Check out their webpage at http://utepwomengeos.wix.com/utepwomengeos

President: Amanda Labrado

Past-President: Aman Wraich

Vice President:  Rocio Rojas

Treasurer: Evey Gannaway

Secretary: Lupita Rodriquez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gail Arnold

Contact Information
AWG Sun City Chapter
500 West University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968


University of Arizona

This student chapter was established in October of 2018 and serves the University of Arizona.

President: Audrey Dunham

Vice President: Emily Rodriguez

Past President:

Secretary: Anne Billingsly

Treasurer: Katherine Guns

Faculty Advisor(s): Susana Henriquez

Contact Information:
University of Arizona Student Chapter
1040 E 4th St Tucson AZ, 85121


UC Davis

This student chapter was established in August of 2018 and serves the University of California Davis.

President: Elaine Young

Vice President: Sydney Salley

Past President:


Treasurer: Elizabeth Grant

Faculty Advisor(s):

Editor: Becky Fildes

Contact Information:


University of Tennessee Martin

The UT Martin Chapter is a student chapter that was established in March 2016. They are located at the University of Tennessee Martin in Martin, TN. 

Chapter Contacts:

President: Jennifer Naillon

Vice-President: Amy McLemore

Secretary: Nathaniel Newlin

Treasurer: Will Bratton

Faculty Adviser: Angela Van Boening

Chapter Address:
UT Martin Geosciences
256 Brehm Hall
Martin, TN 38238


The AWG Vanderbilt chapter is a student chapter that was established in November 2017.

President: Jen Bradham

Vice-president: Elli Ronay

Secretary: Kristy Barnes

Treasurer: Eva Biedron

Faculty Advisor: Jessica Oster

Contact Information
Vanderbilt AWG
Vanderbilt University
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences
5726 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37212

William and Mary

The William and Mary chapter is a student chapter that was established in January 2017. They are located at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Chapter Contacts:

Past-President: Maggie Irwin

President: Caroline Abbott

Event Coordinator: Danya Abdelhameid

Treasurer: Mohini Jodhpurkar

Secretary: Maddie Gaetano

Chapter email: awgatwm@gmail.com

Chapter Website: http://www.wm.edu/as/geology/

Chapter Address:
College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187