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Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

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Thu, 2019-09-12 09:47
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Vicki S. McConnell, Executive Director of the Geological Society of America (GSA), as the 2019 recipient of the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI. Dr. McConnell's contributions to AGI span several years strengthening collaborative ties between AGI and GSA.  Recognized as a strong leader within the allied society framework, she has served on several AGI committees, including the Harriet Wallace Scholarship Awards Committee, the Ian Campbell Medal Committee, the Earth Science Week Advisory Group, and an AGI search committees. As GSA's Executive Director since 2015, Dr. McConnell has worked to raise awareness of the importance of geoscience society membership to the key demographic of younger members and students. She has continuously co-hosted Joint AGI/GSA Societies Meetings, a practice begun in 2011. Dr. McConnell also has set clear priorities for GSA and dealt...
Thu, 2019-09-12 09:45
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Barbara H. Murphy, RG, CPG, Senior Geologist, Clear Creek Associates, as the 2019 recipient of the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, AGI's highest award. Serving the geoscience community through her more than 40-year career, Ms. Murphy has been active in professional organization membership and service at local, national, and international levels, contributing as a board member on various commissions and leading committees for government and nonprofit groups. She has worked with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), AGI, the Arizona Geological Survey, the Arizona Hydrological Society, Geoscientists Canada, European Federation of Geologists, and the International Union of Geological Scientists (IUGS) to advocate for the geoscience profession. She has supported state geological surveys and professional geologists, notably by offering...
Wed, 2019-09-11 13:24
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce, along with its publishing partner Nautilus, that it will build upon its existing coalition with Lyda Hill Philanthropies by engaging the geoscience community in IF/THEN®, an initiative created and funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies to encourage and elevate the participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. AGI will feature a sampling of the 100 women geoscientists who have been named IF/THEN® Ambassadors in its  publications and educational materials distributed to millions of science teachers and students through its education network, including Earth Science Week. This partnership will augment the resources and opportunities available for educators as they communicate with students about diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM and reinforce the worldwide Earth Science Week 2019 (October 9-13) theme of "Geoscience Is for Everyone." Additionally...
Wed, 2019-09-11 13:20
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomes new members to the AGI Executive Committee and congratulates Dr. Carolyn G. Olson as she takes office as AGI President. New and departing members of the Executive Committee are being recognized at the Friends of AGI Reception on September 23, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. AGI welcomes the following members to their roles on the Executive Committee: Dr. David R. Wunsch (Delaware Geological Survey) – President Elect Mr. Dennis J. Anderson (Omaha, Nebraska) – Treasurer Dr. Paul Weimer (University of Colorado, Boulder) – Member at Large (continuing) The new AGI President, Dr. Carolyn G. Olson, formerly Member at Large, has had a distinguished career in government with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) specializing in soil geomorphology, hydrology, and paleoclimate. She is Past-President and Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and was a...
Thu, 2019-08-22 16:13
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Place your order for an Earth Science Week 2019 Toolkit now. The toolkit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2019), which celebrates the theme "Geoscience Is for Everyone." This year's toolkit includes: 12-month school-year activity calendar, suitable for hanging New Earth Science Week poster, including a learning activity NASA posters, booklet, and ruler on Earth observation and space National Park Service materials on geodiversity and geoheritage Fact sheet from the Soil Science Society of America Geologic Map Day poster dealing with diversity and inclusion Mineral Education Coalition resource on mineral science American Geophysical Union "Women & Girls in Science" poster IRIS flyer dealing with seismology and earthquakes AmericaView "Geoscience Is Everywhere" game poster Geothermal Resources Council poster on energy science Information on soil nutrients from Nutrients for Life Foundation...
Thu, 2019-08-22 16:11
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 19, 2019) – The American Geosciences Institute is excited to announce its 2019 Back to School Sale. Now through September 10, 2019, we are offering a 40% discount on all print and digital publications including: Glossary of Geology, Fifth edition (revised) - a must-have in any geoscientist's library, this indispensable reference tool contains nearly 40,000 entries. The Geoscience Handbook 2016: AGI Data Sheets, Fifth edition - a critical tool for the geoscientist in field, the lab, and the classroom featuring key metrics and concepts and a guide to cornerstone papers and recent developments. Now including short tutorials on topics that may not be familiar to all geoscientists. Also available in digital form. Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2018 - the latest comprehensive benchmark of education, labor, and economic metrics for the geoscience profession. Directory of Geoscience Departments 2019 – a must-have directory that provides a...
Thu, 2019-08-22 16:09
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 29, 2019) - What do geoscientists earn? Where do they work? What critical issues do they work to address? Find out with Geoscience Currents, a free online information channel, relaunched this week by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) with expanded coverage of research and issues facing geoscience professionals today. This longtime AGI publication, which has always provided vital insights into the latest data and statistics on the geoscience workforce, now encompasses a broader range of topics significant to the geoscience profession, from energy and space exploration to agriculture and infrastructure. “Geoscience professionals need accurate, up-to-the-minute data on their field and the challenges confronting it from day to day,” says AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book. “The new, expanded format of Geoscience Currents offers exactly that in the form of data briefs, fact sheets, and in-depth case studies tackling workforce trends, career paths,...
Thu, 2019-08-22 16:07
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 26, 2019) - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is raising awareness and funds to permanently recognize Dr. Marcus Milling's contributions to the geosciences with a curated, named art collection held by AGI in his honor. The goal of the Marcus Milling Legacy Campaign is to raise a minimum of $50,000. Dr. Milling was an ardent and tireless champion of geoscience education, policy, and information services during the time he served as AGI's executive director from 1992 until 2006, when he transitioned to a senior advisor role. Under Dr. Milling's leadership, AGI improved geoscience education through initiatives ranging from research projects to Earth Science Week, increased the role of the geosciences in the political process with the creation of the Government Affairs Program, and expanded the GeoRef bibliographic database and other key information services. Dr. Milling was an exceptional geoscientist who made great strides in raising geologic awareness for...
Thu, 2019-08-22 16:05
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 20, 2019) - The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to recognize outstanding science projects by pre-college students honored recently at this year's Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).   Intel ISEF unites young scientists from more than 75 countries, showcasing their talents on an international stage, where professional scientists review and judge their work. As part of an ongoing partnership with Intel ISEF, GSA and AGI jointly sponsor a set of awards, facilitate the review of geoscience-related entries, and offer three awards to recognize outstanding projects.   This year's award recipients showcased a broad range of exciting geoscience topics including geochemical analysis, sinkhole detection, and Earth's mantle. The winners are listed below:   First Award of $2,000 Jenna Marie Salvat, Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, CO A Geochemical and...
Thu, 2019-08-22 16:00
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 1, 2019) - Clean air is vitally important for Shenandoah National Park -- and now you can learn more about its connection to the park through an interactive "Virtual Field Trip" launched this week by the National Park Service in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). We like to celebrate the many benefits of clean air every day, but we are especially excited to unveil this virtual field trip during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29-May 3, 2019. "Virtual Field Trip: Air Quality at Shenandoah National Park" incorporates interactive features allowing visitors to virtually explore the park, enjoying beautiful park vistas while learning about scientific contributions that the park makes to our understanding of air quality. What can you do on the site? Explore park vistas. Examine milkweed leaves damaged by ozone through a microscope. Learn how dragonflies provide indicators of mercury pollution. Listen to scientists talk about conservation...

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