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AGI Welcomes its 2016-2017 Executive Committee

The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Eve S. Sprunt as its President-Elect, Keri A. Nutter as Secretary and Dr. Carolyn Olson as the Member at Large to its 2016-2017 Executive Committee. These distinguished individuals will begin their leadership roles on September 27, 2016 at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.

2016 AGI Executive Committee Welcomed at the GSA Annual Meeting

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.

Call for Nominations

Call for 2018 AGI Nominations

AGI is seeking quality candidates for American Geosciences Institute 2018 officer positions and 2017 awards. Your nominations should be received by February 1, 2018, in order to be reviewed by the AGI Nominating Committee making recommendations for the 2019 officers and 2018 awards. Letters of support may be sent for each nominee and, if provided, will be included in the package sent to the 2018 Nominating Committee.

AGI Past-President Completes Successful Tour for STIEP Speaker Series

Dr. Wayne D. Pennington, AGI Past-President, recently concluded a successful tour for the new Science, Technology and Innovation Expert Partnership (STIEP) speaker series. Part of the U.S. Department of State's Targets of Opportunity Program, the STIEP speaker series promotes science diplomacy abroad by connecting traveling scientists with local embassies and other community networks in the region. Participants have the opportunity to exponentially increase the reach of their research while simultaneously promoting key issues for science diplomacy, including the importance of innovation, the scientific peer review process, and promoting women in STEM fields. Pennington was one of the first speakers to participate in the series.

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