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Thu, 2016-09-22 17:00
Alabama State Geologist, Berry H. "Nick" Tew, Jr., Recognized for Contributions to the Field of Geoscience FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses ( 09/22/2016   Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Berry H. "Nick" Tew, Jr., the State Geologist of Alabama, with the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, its highest award.  He is recognized for his roles, abilities and successes in bringing academia, government, industry and the public together to address major societal challenges in the geosciences.    Dr. Tew has served as State Geologist and Oil and Gas Supervisor of Alabama for 14 years and, in these capacities, he directs the Geological Survey of Alabama and the State Oil and Gas Board. He is a fellow at the Geological Society of America; a member of the National Petroleum Council; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine'...
Thu, 2016-09-22 16:10
Many of the AGI Federation Member Organizations, which are societies and organizations that you can join, will be exhibiting at the GSA Annual Meeting this week in Denver, Colorado. This is a great opportunity to meet with society leaders and student members alike. Societies are a great opportunity to propel your career or reinforce your network. Don't be a stranger, stop by and say hello! Additionally many AGI Member Organizations are hosting technical sessions as well.          Societies Exhibiting  AASP - The Palynological Society. Booth 143. AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Booth 627. AGU - American Geophysical Union. Booth 600. AGI - American Geosciences Institute. Booth 608. AIPG - American Institute of Professional Geologists. Booth 604.  AWG - Association for Women Geoscientists. Booth 454. AASG - Association of American State Geologists. Booth 606. AESE- Association of Earth Science Editors. Booth 714....
Thu, 2016-09-22 15:06
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of surface geology from the Arkansas Geological Survey (@ARGeological), which you can find at . If you're interested in learning more about Arkansas geology, further resources are available on our Research Database.
Thu, 2016-09-22 14:57
The USGS tweeted a reminder that it hosts a page that is a collection of selected videotaped lectures given at USGS facilities, that are suitable for viewing by the public and upper-level students (grade 8 through university). 
Thu, 2016-09-22 14:46
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) publication EOS published "AGU-Sponsored Workshop Targets Sexual Harassment in the Sciences" an article summarizing highlights from their workshop held September 9th, 2016 at their headquarters. The article covers the history of sexual harassment in the sciences, and notes that fieldwork tends to exacerbate harassment problems.    They also discussed the challenge of the "celebrity scientist" but also outlined possible steps that could be taken by universities and employers to mitigate these issues in the future. The article notes that guiding principles to help scientific societies, academic institutions and other organizations improve workplace climate is anticipated by the end of 2016. 
Thu, 2016-09-22 14:36
The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), and international organization which houses AGI Member Organization, the IAH U.S. Chapter, is celebrating 60 years. The celebration commenced with an article published in the Hydrogeology Journal titled, "The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH): reflecting on 60 years of contributions to groundwater science and water management." The paper has been made open access. Additionally they noted that they have been updating their history section, and that some IAH Chapters are also using this opportunity to reflect on their own histories. IAH also has the "Hydrogeologist Time Capsule" in which they interview the scientists who have made significant impacts on the field of Hydrogeology. AGI congratulates IAH on 60 years, and we extend our thanks for their contributions over the years. 
Thu, 2016-09-22 14:01
Remember those #FieldCamp photos from this summer? Consider entering them in the 2016 Life as a Geoscientist Photo Contest. One winner will be selected from each category to win a $50 dollar Amazon gift card, a year subscription to Earth Magazine, and a "I'm a Geoscientist" T-shirt. We want to see your field photos, your photos in labs, and your visualization/immersion labs. Deadline to participate is November 19th, 2016.  
Wed, 2016-09-21 17:04
AGI Welcomes its 2016-2017 Executive Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses ( 9/21/2106   Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to welcome  Dr. Eve S. Sprunt as its President-Elect, Keri A. Nutter as Secretary and Dr. Carolyn Olson as the Member at Large to its 2016-2017 Executive Committee. These distinguished individuals will begin their leadership roles on September 27, 2016 at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.   Eve Sprunt has a 35-year career in the petroleum industry and has extensive professional society and business management experience. Her career has afforded her global experiences in the petroleum industry, alternative energy, environmental policy, venture capital, university relations, building educational programs in developing countries and workforce issues, including those impacting dual career couples and women, and attracting and retaining technical...
Wed, 2016-09-21 16:27
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held their latest Monthly Climate Briefing on September 15, 2016, and we have summarized the highlights for you below: •  August 2016 is the 17th warmest (73.6°F, 1.5°F above average), 2nd wettest August (3.47", 0.85" above average) since 1895 for the contiguous U.S. •  Eight states (CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and RI) experienced their warmest August on record. •  This was Louisiana’s wettest August on the 122-year state record, exemplified by the recent heavy flooding in Louisiana. •  Alaska reached a warming milestone: 12-month average temperature was above the freezing point of water (32°F) for the first time in state history. •  No La Niña this winter; there is now a 55-60% likelihood of neutral conditions (neither El Niño nor La Niña). •  Massachusetts is experiencing its worst drought since the 1960s, with more than 50% of the state experiencing D3 (extreme...
Wed, 2016-09-21 15:10
Jean M. Bahr to Assume Presidency at the American Geosciences Institute FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses ( 9/21/2016   Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Jean M. Bahr as the 2016-2017 President of its Executive Committee. Bahr is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and holds degrees from Stanford and Yale. She was appointed by President Obama to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board; is a fellow at the Geological Society of America (GSA); and is an editor for the American Geophysical Union journal, "Water Resources and Research."    Bahr served as the 2009 President of GSA. During her tenure, GSA finalized position statements on Climate Change, Public Investment in Earth Science Research, the Role of Government in Mineral and Energy Resources Research, Expanding and Improving Geoscience in Higher Education, and the Importance of Teaching Earth science and...