Press Releases

Congratulations to the winners, finalists, and hundreds of students and others who entered.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 14:33
Under the guidance and leadership of Gail M. Ashley, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has become much of what it is today. Her stalwart dedication during unexpected internal changes at the institute and continued wise counsel through ongoing service on a number of AGI committees, she has demonstrated her dedication to AGI, and for this she has been recognized with the William B. Heroy Award for Distinguished Service to the American Geosciences Institute.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 15:31
Close on the heels of another successful Earth Science Week celebration, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to release a new promotional video highlighting the importance of the Earth sciences and the celebration's role in promoting public awareness.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:49
For years historians and scientists have tried to understand the ancient marvel of the Roman aqueducts to better understand Rome itself. Now archaeologists are using a new method - the buildup of travertine within the Anio Novus aqueduct - to determine how much water flowed into Rome.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 15:22
Scott Burns, engineering geologist and geomorphologist and media personality was recognized by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) with its Outstanding Contribution to the Understanding of Geoscience award. His award was presented at a ceremony at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting hosted in Baltimore, Maryland.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 15:55
At the 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting the American Geosciences Institute recognized Rodney C. Ewing with the Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service in the Geosciences. Over his career, Ewing has bridged disciplines to develop new applications of geologic and materials sciences and advanced science itself in the publications of interest. It is especially noteworthy that he has served and continues to serve, on many advisory committees and policy boards focused on nuclear energy and the environment. He continues to provide timely, thoughtful, scientific leadership in the policy arena related to the disposal of the nation's high-level radioactive waste.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:57
In a Utah cave, paleontologists are exploring the fossil record preserved in owl pellets since the Pleistocene glaciation. The fossils in the pellets are giving the scientists a glimpse of how the ecosystems have changed over time both from natural variation and more recent changes brought on by human settlement.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 15:57
Join the Earth Science Week team in encouraging everyone - including women, minorities, and people with a range of abilities - to explore geoscience careers on "Geoscience for Everyone Day," Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 16:38
You are invited to join in celebration of the 6th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:15
On Tuesday, October 6, geoscience community leaders from Colorado's schools, government, industry, and nonprofit sector met to discuss and celebrate the value of geoscience in education. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), which organized the event as a special celebration of Earth Science Week (October 11-17), presented Denver-area schools with custom-designed Earth Science Week 2015 Toolboxes during the event.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 14:53