News and Announcements

Next week at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, geoscientists will be meeting to discuss findings from the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, which devastated Nepal and killed approximately 8,900 people. EARTH Magazine brings you a special feature that describes how initial data informed relief efforts and a community ranging from mountaineers to geophysicists to engineers is helping Nepal rebuild.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 14:30
The American Geosciences Institute welcomed its 2015-2016 at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting held last month in Baltimore, Maryland. New officers included President-Elect Jean M. Bahr, Treasurer Charlene Sundermann, and Member-at-Large Diane Smith. These new officers joined officers already in service of AGI including President Scott Tinker, Past-President Eric Riggs, Secretary Bill Siok, and Members-at-Large Katherine Lee Avary and Paul Bertsch.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 14:01
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

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