News and Announcements

The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new officers to the positions of President-Elect, Secretary, and Member-at-large, Peter J. McCabe, Mary M. Poulton, and Lucy E. Edwards respectively.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) will be presenting Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf the 2006 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences. This award, given annually, honors an individual for contributions which lead to greater public appreciation and understanding of the role of the geosciences in society.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 00:00
Earth Science Week 2006 will begin with the first International EarthCache Day from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to join the EarthCache team from the Geological Society of America, in association with Groundspeak Inc., the American Geological Institute, and the National Park Service, in celebrating the exciting educational geocaching tool of EarthCaching at this event on the grounds northwest of the Washington Monument.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces Dr. M. Ray Thomasson as the 2006 William B. Heroy, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI recipient. This annual award is given in recognition of exceptional long-term service and support of AGI programs and activities.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI), together with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, and the American Geological Institute Foundation, have developed "The Wonders of Earth," a new science teaching guide to promote science education in celebration of Earth Science Week 2006, October 8-14, 2006, and AGI's newest educational program, K-5 GeoSource, an online science professional development tool for elementary-level teachers.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Dr. Gail M. Ashley as its new President She will be inducted on October 24, 2006 at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has updated its e-publication, GeoSpectrum, to better serve the 120,000 members of its Member Societies. Now in an easy-to-read online format, GeoSpectrum continues to cover the latest happenings within the geoscience profession.
Monday, September 18, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces the publication of The Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets 4th Edition. The book is now available for pre-order and is expected to ship to customers on September 15th, 2006. The Geoscience Handbook is the latest edition of AGI's long-standing Data Sheets publication. With a new format and expanded coverage of technical topics across the geosciences, the Data Sheets earned its new title for the 4th edition. This compilation of geologic information includes references for key geological concepts and short tutorials useful for all professionals and students needing geoscience information quickly in the field, office or lab. The Geoscience Handbook covers diverse subjects from geophysics to geologic map symbols to GPS usage and everything in between.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) launched K-5 GeoSource (, a professional development Web site for elementary-level teachers who teach earth science topics such as weather, fossils, rocks, soil, water and more.
Monday, August 21, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has conducted a survey of students majoring in the geosciences and faculty to ascertain their attitudes towards employment in the geosciences. With a large percentage of the workforce retiring in coming years, job opportunities for recent graduates are plentiful with more openings than applicants to fill them. But many students are either unaware or uninterested in the fields where these employment opportunities exist.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 00:00