AWG is committed to taking tangible steps to directly address the challenges of intersectionality within academia faced by women, gender non-binary people, and people of color. We are developing initiatives to actively combat systemic inequalities that contribute to the current racial disparity within the geosciences. As part of those initiatives, AWG has collected resources designed to encourage acknowledgment of our inherent biases and understanding what our fellow BIPOC geoscientists experience, and what we all can actively do to combat the systemic inequalities in the geosciences, science, and our society. Please stay tuned for additional initiatives we are planning to implement as an organization that will go beyond our previous efforts.
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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 2020 membership today and help AWG SUPPORT you.
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In The AWG Professional Excellence Awards go to women who, throughout their careers, have made distinguished contributions in the following three areas: government/regulatory; private industry/consulting; and academia/research. Each year we award three winners - one in each category. Thanks to a generous donation by Other Orb, each winner will receive a $500 monetary award and will be recognized at our annual AWG Awards Ceremony breakfast at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
A big thanks to Other Orb for their support of this award! Get your nominations in today!
Somewhere along your path, we’re sure you have been helped by or admired a remarkable woman who served as a mentor, took time to encourage colleagues, or was a role model helping you and others to focus on goals. AWG has renamed its long-standing Chrysalis Scholarship the Jeanne E. Harris Chrysalis Scholarship to honor just such a woman.
Jeanne E. Harris was an outstanding leader in the geologic community, helped found the Association for Women Geoscientists and the AWG Foundation (AWGF), and served as an early president of AWGF. In addition to being a successful geologist in her own right, Jeanne was an extraordinary mentor and role model, as well as a tireless advocate for the educational mission of the AWG Foundation.
Jeanne was the visionary behind the creation of the Chrysalis Scholarship, which provides degree-completion funding for women geoscience graduate students whose educations have been significantly interrupted by recent life circumstances. Chrysalis Scholarship funds cover costs associated with the final completion phase of a student’s thesis/dissertation, beyond what is traditionally covered by primary research funding. With Jeanne’s guidance, the Chrysalis Scholarship made it possible to provide tangible help to women on the threshold of their future careers.
Sadly, Jeanne recently lost her battle with cancer. In recognition of Jeanne’s passion for supporting women in the geosciences, inspired by her tireless work at raising significant funds to help many women complete their education, and to honor her life and career, AWG recently added her name to our longest-standing scholarship.
Since its founding in 1989, the Jeanne E. Harris Chrysalis Scholarship has helped more than 80 women pursue their geoscience educations and careers. We ask for your help to do even more!
To honor Jeanne and her tireless efforts to assist and promote women in the geosciences, and to ensure the Chrysalis Scholarship is available into the future, we invite you to contribute to further this mission. Donations can be made online using the Donate button on any AWG web page, or by check made out to “AWG Foundation” and mailed to AWG Foundation, 652 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326. If you choose to send a check (which saves us the 5% processing fee), please be clear in how you want your gift to be used.
Thank you for your support!
-Friends of the AWG Foundation and Jeanne Harris
In cooperation with Williams GeoAdventures, AWG will hold a second field trip in 2020 as a follow up to our 2017 Central California Tectonics Field Trip. We will meet at Union Square in San Francisco on September 10 at 1:00 PM and end with a drop off at the San Francisco International Airport around 2:00 PM on September 17. We will stay four nights at the Marin Headlands Hostel Annex and three nights at the Mendocino College Coastal Field Station in Point Arena, and will generally be two to a room. There will be numerous field stops and short hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Point Reyes, and the Sonoma and Mendocino Coast. Transportation is by coach and driver.
The total price is $1900, which does not include transportation to and from San Francisco or most food. Aside from an included group welcome dinner, we will collect funds for groceries at the start of the trip and prepare breakfasts, pack a sack lunch, and prepare dinners at our hostel-style lodgings each day. There will be significant discounts available for two food coordinators, with preference given to student participants. You will need to register with AWG first and then, starting on January 6, with Williams GeoAdventures. Go to the Field Trips page [www.awg.org/fieldtrips] for the trip information flyer and the AWG registration forms. We've set up an online payment option in the AWG online store, as well. Please register soon so we'll know whether we have enough people to make the trip run. If you have questions, please contact Marcia Knadle at email@example.com.
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.
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/