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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to share its annual report, "Unifying the Geosciences," which recounts the accomplishments of AGI and the geoscience community from October 2018 to September 2019.
"We are pleased to provide this report to our partners and stakeholders, whose support has made our shared success possible," says AGI Interim Executive Director Sharon Tahirkheli. "AGI is proud to continue serving our many stakeholders in the geoscience community."

Monday, December 30, 2019 - 14:29

November 1, 2019 (ALEXANDRIA, Va.) - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce a new initiative to conduct research on ways students currently use, and can more effectively use, the scientific data sets of federal agencies and other organizations to learn science and mathematics.

AGI is undertaking the "Streams of Data" initiative in collaboration with the Education Development Center (EDC), a major contributor to science and math curricula in the United States and abroad, and with funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 17:14

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that longtime AGI Director of Scholarly Information Sharon Tahirkheli takes on an additional new role as AGI Interim Executive Director, effective immediately.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 13:40

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Vicki S. McConnell, Executive Director of the Geological Society of America (GSA), as the 2019 recipient of the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 09:47

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Barbara H. Murphy, RG, CPG, Senior Geologist, Clear Creek Associates, as the 2019 recipient of the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, AGI's highest award.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 09:45

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce, along with its publishing partner Nautilus, that it will build upon its existing coalition with Lyda Hill Philanthropies by engaging the geoscience community in IF/THEN®, an initiative created and funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies to encourage and elevate the participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 13:24

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomes new members to the AGI Executive Committee and congratulates Dr. Carolyn G. Olson as she takes office as AGI President. New and departing members of the Executive Committee are being recognized at the Friends of AGI Reception on September 23, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona.

AGI welcomes the following members to their roles on the Executive Committee:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 13:20

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Place your order for an Earth Science Week 2019 Toolkit now. The toolkit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2019), which celebrates the theme "Geoscience Is for Everyone." This year's toolkit includes:

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:13

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 19, 2019) – The American Geosciences Institute is excited to announce its 2019 Back to School Sale. Now through September 10, 2019, we are offering a 40% discount on all print and digital publications including:

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:11

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 29, 2019) - What do geoscientists earn? Where do they work? What critical issues do they work to address? Find out with Geoscience Currents, a free online information channel, relaunched this week by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) with expanded coverage of research and issues facing geoscience professionals today.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:09

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 26, 2019) - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is raising awareness and funds to permanently recognize Dr. Marcus Milling's contributions to the geosciences with a curated, named art collection held by AGI in his honor. The goal of the Marcus Milling Legacy Campaign is to raise a minimum of $50,000. Dr. Milling was an ardent and tireless champion of geoscience education, policy, and information services during the time he served as AGI's executive director from 1992 until 2006, when he transitioned to a senior advisor role.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:07

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 20, 2019) - The Geological Society of America (GSA) and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to recognize outstanding science projects by pre-college students honored recently at this year's Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:05

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 1, 2019) - Clean air is vitally important for Shenandoah National Park -- and now you can learn more about its connection to the park through an interactive "Virtual Field Trip" launched this week by the National Park Service in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). We like to celebrate the many benefits of clean air every day, but we are especially excited to unveil this virtual field trip during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29-May 3, 2019.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has decided to end its current role as publisher of EARTH Magazine concluding with the April 2019 digital issue. AGI has arranged to have the scope and mission of EARTH live on with Nautilus, a growing, modern science magazine that is deeply respected for its objective, unbiased, high-quality science journalism. "In this changing world of publishing, we are excited to continue to ensure that quality geoscience journalism is available in the public discourse, and Nautilus is exactly the type of publication that our loyal readers will love for its narrative style, journalistic excellence, and well-researched science," says AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 15:27

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - For this year's Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2019), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Geoscience Is for Everyone." This year's competitions will feature the traditional video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:01

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Barbara A. Romanowicz, Professor in the Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley, and Chaire de Physique de l'Interieur de la Terre, College de France, Paris, with the 2019 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 15:51

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates Raleigh Martin on his selection as the 2019-2020 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow. The Fisher Fellowship offers geoscientists the unique opportunity to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or with a congressional committee.

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 20:40

Sergio de Alba, a sixth-grade teacher at R.M. Miano Elementary School in Los Banos, California, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 21:22

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) today announced plans to restructure its organization to ensure high-quality, ongoing services to its member organizations, program partners, and the wider geoscience community.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:28

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) announces the publication of Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2018, the comprehensive report on educational, employment, and economic indicators in the geosciences.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:20