News and Announcements

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites students, educators, geoscience professionals, and others to participate in its "Breaking Down Microplastics" Earth Day Webinar and/or view recordings after the premiere on YouTube Live at 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 19, 2024.

The free webinar will offer insights into the challenges and solutions surrounding plastic pollution. Aimed at the general public and education community, the webinar will feature:

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 11:39

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites participation in its new GRANDE (Geoscience Program Adaptation to Natural Disruptive Events) study. This multi-year initiative seeks to identify established best practices for geoscience academic departments relative to disruptive natural events. Focusing on preparedness, response, and recovery strategies, GRANDE addresses the impacts of natural disasters — such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods — on operations, teaching, and research in the geosciences.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:37

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Lesley Urasky, a science teacher at Saratoga Middle/High School in Saratoga, Wyoming, has been named the 2024 recipient of the American Geoscience Institute's (AGI) Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 10:59
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2024 will be "Earth Science Everywhere." The event, to be held October 13-19, 2024, will explore the many ways that earth science is conducted — by various types of people and professions in interconnected disciplines — to help solve problems for communities and the planet.
 
Monday, January 22, 2024 - 11:44

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates the winners and finalists of the recent Earth Science Week art, photo, essay, and video contests, whose creative submissions addressed the Earth Science Week 2023 theme of "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People."

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 11:33

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) announces holiday discounts on publications and electronic resources for the spring 2024 semester to assist educators, students, and the wider geoscience community.

Best-selling resources for educators and students are now discounted through January 31, 2024.

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 14:05

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is saddened to share the news that colleague and friend John G. Mulvihill passed away recently. Mulvihill served for 25 years as Director of AGI's GeoRef Information System, the world's premier bibliographic database for geoscience research literature. He greatly expanded GeoRef's content, which topped 2.1 million references in 40 languages by the time of his retirement in 1998. Mulvihill received the William B. Heroy Award for Distinguished Service to AGI in 1998 and the Geoscience Information Society's Mary B.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 13:09

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Because teachers play a vital role in preparing the next generation of geoscience professionals and leaders, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites qualified science educators to enter its competition for the 2024 Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. The award is given in honor of Dr. Edward C. Roy Jr., a strong and dedicated supporter of Earth science education.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 11:57

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is saddened to share the news that colleague and friend Dr. Jan van Sant passed away on October 26, 2023, at the age of 91. Dr. van Sant served as Executive Director of the AGI Foundation for many years, raising more than $20 million and overseeing support for numerous AGI education programs and initiatives benefiting the geoscience community. Prior to that, his career spanned decades with ExxonMobil and Penzoil. In 1999, Dr. van Sant received AGI's William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI.

Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 16:56

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomes new members to the AGI Board of Directors and congratulates Keri A. Nutter as she takes office as AGI President. New and outgoing members of the Board of Directors are being recognized during the Friends of AGI Reception on October 17 at the Geological Society of America's GSA Connects 2023 meeting.

AGI welcomes the following members to their roles on the Board of Directors:

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 15:30

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