News and Announcements

The Visualizing My Earth Challenge invites full-time secondary and postsecondary students (ages 14 and older) to submit visual representations of natural phenomena from a geoscience perspective.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 16:53
A new study from geoscience researchers has important implications for studies of Mesoamerica and North America prior to the arrival of European settlers. Using isotope geochemistry, scientists at Pennsylvania's Dickenson College and the University of Arizona are trying to identify if turquoise mineral specimens record the signature of their parent ore deposits.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 13:00
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the release of "America's Geologic Heritage: An Invitation to Leadership," prepared by the National Park Service's Geologic Resources Division staff in cooperation with the American Geosciences Institute.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 14:14
As Americans feast for Thanksgiving, scientists are engaged in a debate over what human ancestors feasted on, and when it occurred. EARTH Magazine brings readers this active debate centered around fossilized animal bones and the marks that are on them.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 13:47
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
The winner of the Edward C. Roy Award will receive a cash prize and an additional travel grant to attend the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in March 2016. To be eligible, applications must be postmarked by January 20, 2016.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 16:38
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