The American Geosciences Institute would like to congratulate Princeton Ph.D. candidate, Joseph Majkut, on his recent selection as the 2014-2015 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow. He will spend a year in Washington, DC, working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or with a congressional committee.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 14:21
EARTH Magazine: Faking quakes at full scale: Giant shake tables simulate earthquakes to make buildings safer
On a muggy day in mid-July 2009, a lone seven-story condominium complex northwest of Kobe, Japan, was violently shaken by an earthquake. Onlookers watched the 23-unit, wood-frame tower sway and bounce while, inside the building, furniture toppled and plates clattered to the floor. No one was hurt during the highly localized event and there was only minimal damage, in part because the building’s wooden skeleton had been augmented to better resist earthquake shaking, but also because the whole event — from the seismicity to the partially furnished building — was just a test.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:28
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) proudly announces that it has begun to use the domain name americangeosciences.org
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 14:45
Answering a community-wide call from geoscience societies and employers, an American Geoscience Institute inter-society ad hoc committee examined the issue of academic geosciences program accreditation. The committee has concluded its two years of study, and released a report that details three observations regarding the classification of college and university geoscience programs.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 14:36
Turtles are the last major living vertebrate group to be placed firmly on the tree of life, and the arguments are getting messy.
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:50
Robert D. Hatcher Jr., Distinguished Scientist and Professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and former President of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), was unanimously approved by the AGI Executive Committee to receive the 2014 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:18
The American Geosciences Institute congratulates the latest recipients of the Wallace Scholarship for women in geoscience. The newest awardee is Penn State doctoral candidate Elizabeth Denis and 2013 awardee, University of Florida doctoral candidate Kelly Deuerling, has received a second year of funding in a re-compete application.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 15:20
Join EARTH Magazine and guest writer Irina Overeem on an expedition that pitted a team of scientists against rapid erosion in the Arctic.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:59
The American Geosciences Institute has sought out the most exciting and broadly relevant news from around the geosciences and brought it all together in the latest issue of GeoSpectrum. With stories, awards and meeting information from nearly 30 of AGI’s Member Societies – GeoSpectrum has it all!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:55
Each day during Earth Science Week 2014 (October 12-18), science teachers, students, and the public are invited to focus on a different area of Earth science. Go online today to view a new webcast about “Focus Days” of this year’s celebration.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:47