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AGI Names Sally Jewell as Earth Science Education Ambassador

Sally Jewell, 2018 Earth Science Education Ambassador (public domain image)

Sally Jewell, the conservationist, petroleum engineer, former President and CEO of Recreational Equipment, Incorporated (REI), and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, will serve as a major national spokesperson for the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). The Institute has named Jewell as its Earth Science Education Ambassador; Jewell will highlight the need for strong Earth science instruction throughout K-12 education and will be the principal spokesperson for Earth Science Week 2018 (October 14-20), which will focus on the theme "Earth as Inspiration."

Find the #Mining in Society Merit Badge at the Boy Scout Jamboree this Summer

The Boy Scouts of America Mining in Society Merit Badge
For scouts attending this summer's Boy Scout Jamboree, check out the the Society for Mining and Metallurgy Inc. (SME) booth which will feature their Mining in Society Badge! The badge was launched at the 2014 SME Annual Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been a success ever since.

Pre-College Geoscience Researchers Recognized at Intel ISEF 2017

The American Geosciences Institute was pleased to recognize three outstanding projects by pre-college students at this year's Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) on May 19, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif. This year's award recipients showcased a broad range of exciting geoscience topics including geothermal vents, paleontology, soil contamination, and volcanoes. In support of Intel ISEF, AGI sponsors a first place award of $1,250; a second award of $1000; and a third award of $500.

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