Southern Arizona Chapter
This student chapter was established in October of 2018 and serves the University of Arizona.
President: Audrey Dunham (email)
University of Arizona Student Chapter
The Ozark Hawgs Chapter was established in April 2015 and is based primarily at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.
Dept. of Geosciences
Los Angeles/ Orange County
The Los Angeles / Orange County Chapter serves the greater Los Angeles County and Orange County areas.
President: Jenifer Leidelmeijer
San Diego State
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
San Diego State University
San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter serves the Western half of Northern California, concentrating on the San Francisco Bay Area.
Association for Women Geoscientists
Major Annual Programs
Outstanding Student Awards
Student Awards for Geoscience Excellence
The Sierra Chapter serves the Eastern half of Northern California and meets in the vicinity of Sacramento.
Chapter Contact: Kim Schwab
This student chapter was established in August of 2018 and serves the University of California Davis.
President: Elaine Young
The Laramide Chapter serves the Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming area. There is a concentration of activities in the Denver, CO area.
President: Caitlin Mercier
AWG Laramide Chapter
For more details contact Laramide Chapter via email
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 Colorado and 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 “every-day” 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?
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/nationalfossilday/
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: Bylaws
Formed in January 2017, AWG Florida serves the Tampa Bay area in west-central Florida. We typically rotate business and social meetings between Tampa and St. Petersburg. Our members are professionals, academics, and students. We strive to offer professional development workshops, networking opportunities, and general information about what's going on in the geoscientific community, locally and globally.
President: Christien Downs
The Osage Chapter is based primarily at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS and serves the Eastern part of Kansas.
University of Kansas
Chapter Email: email@example.com
Check out the Chapter scholarship offerings (Applications due around April 15th of each year):
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.
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.
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!
President: Rachel Stevens
500 West Cummings Park, Ste. 3750
The Minnesota Chapter of AWG serves Minnesota and neighboring states. Contact us with questions, comments, event ideas via email.
President: Jennifer McDonald
PO Box 1480
The Montana chapter is based out of Helena, MT.
Chapter Contacts: Betsy Hovda
The Nebraska Cornhuskers were established in March 2017 and are based out of the University Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Chair: Caroline Burberry
Nebraska Cornhuskers Chapter
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
The Oklahoma City Chapter was established in December 2012 and has members based primarily Oklahoma City, OK.
800 N. Oklahoma Ave.
The OSU Cowgirls chapter is a student chapter based out of Oklahoma State University.
President: Michelle Luitker
AWG OSU Cowgirl Chapter
Penn State University
The Penn State Chapter was established in April 2013 is a student chapter located out of Penn State University.
Co-Presidents: Joanmarie Del Vecchio and Troy Ferland
Pennsylvania State University
Black Hills is a student chapter out of Rapid City, South Dakota that was established in February 2018.
Past-President: Brooke Long
Black Hills Chapter
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.
UT Martin Geosciences
The AWG Vanderbilt chapter is a student chapter that was established in November 2017.
Baylor University is a student chapter of AWG that was established in February of 2018.
Baylor AWG Chapter
The Texas Lone Star Chapter serves the Texas area. There is a concentration of activities in the Austin and Houston areas.
Past President: Roxy Frary Bush - past president
AWG - Texas Lone Star Chapter
The AWG Sun City Chapter was established in January 2017 and is a student chapter located at the University of Texas El-Paso.
AWG Sun City Chapter
Formed in 1989, the Salt Lake Chapter awards scholarships, holds an annual fundraiser, judges science fairs, and hosts social events and field trips for its members. Meetings are as needed and generally held at an officer's home in Salt Lake City.
Past President: Stephanie Carney
Association for Women Geoscientists
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 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.
The Outstanding Female Geology Student 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.
Red Rock (Southern Utah University)
We are located at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah
President: Mackenzie Cope
AWG Red Rock Student Chapter
William & 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.
College of William & Mary
Chapter email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Past-President: Kathy Vanderwal Dube
AWG - Pacific Northwest Chapter
Web Address: www.awg-ps.org
The Great Lakes chapter was established in February 2017 and is based out of Wisconsin.
President: Libby Ives (email@example.com)
Great Lakes Chapter
The AWG DMV chapter was formed in Summer 2018 and is based in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region.