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IAGD Recgonizes San Jose City College Prof. with IGER Award #accessiblegeo #diversity

IAGD IGER Award Winner Jessica Smay next to an iguanadon dinosaur footprint at last year's Accessible Geology Field Trip.
The International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) announced that Jessica Smay of San Jose City College was the recipient of this year's Inclusive Geoscience Education and Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding efforts in promoting, developing, and/or implementing inclusive instruction & research that encourages active engagement and participation of students and practitioners with disabilities in the geosciences.

AWG Awards 2016 Brunton Award! #Geoscience #WomenInSTEM

AWG's 2016 Brunton Award WInner Emily White
The Association for Women Geoscientists announced the 2016 winner of the "Brunton Award" in its quarterly newsletter GAEA. This year, it went to Emily White, PhD. candidate at the University of Idaho in their Tectonics and Basin Analysis Group. The AWG Brunton Award promotes the future of field mapping and data acquisition for the upcoming generation of women geoscientists. The award will go to a female geoscience student at the senior level or in her early graduate studies who has been a summer intern, excelled at field camp, or performed field data collection that leads to a senior or graduate thesis. Read Emily's statement below. 

Call for Abstracts - 51st Annual Meeting of AESE

Old Town, Yellowknife NWT, in the fall. Photo credit: Allin Kayley/NWT Tourism
Plans are under way for the 51st annual meeting of the Association of Earth Science Editors in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Meeting headquarters will be the Explorer Hotel located in downtown Yellowknife. Technical talks and a field trip will be held September 6 to 9. We invite AESE members and other interested persons to submit an abstract for any of the session topics described below (general contributions are also welcomed), chair a session, or sit on a panel discussion. The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2017.

NAGT: Serving Our Communities #scienceserves

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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce a new initiative: Serving Our Communities. From local communities to international efforts, education and geoscience both play important roles in our society. The Serving our Communities initiative celebrates the way that geoscience educators and students are engaging with local, national and global communities.

Geo Societies Respond to US Exit from #ParisAgreement

Annual global temperature differences from the long-term average from 1880 - 2016. Each bar shows that year's temperature difference or anomaly. Image credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental information
Multiple geoscience organizations in the American Geosciences Institute Federation publicly responded to President Donald Trump's decision to end the United States' participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. The American Association of Geographers responded with a short statement that reaffirms scientific consensus, but also notes anticipated global health impacts. The Geological Society of America published a short release reaffirming their position statement, initially adopted in 2006, and also noted that climate change is a global issue and that the Paris Agreement was a framework that allowed nations worldwide to address the same problem. American Geophysical Union (AGU) CEO Chris McEntee shared an article published to Eos, and a media statement where she reaffirms the connection between humans and climate change, the role AGU Past-President Margaret Leinen played in the Paris Climate Agreement and some of the economic impacts of climate-related disasters.

EEGS Seeks FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief #geophysics

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The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) has an immediate opening for an editor for FastTIMES. The e-magazine is downloaded over 14,000 times a year, and it showcases novel uses of near-surface geophysics in a manner that is intended to be interesting to geophysicists as well as accessible to others who may be interested in using geophysics. 

AAPG Names Denise Cox as President-Elect

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Beginning July 1, 2017 Denise Cox, Past-President of the Association for Women Geoscientists, will start her tenure as the President-Elect of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Cox is the President of Storm Energy and has been a member of AAPG since 1984. Charles Sternbach will assume his role as president that day as well.

From Tyrannosaur Skulls to GIS, GeoCorps Participant Shares Her Experience in New Mexico

Lauren A. Martz collecting Eocene-age pronghorn fossils. Photo by BLM-NM Sherman Hogue.
Have you ever thought of applying for the Geological Society of America (GSA) Geocorps Program? If you didn't already know, Geocorps is a program that brings geoscientists into paid positions on U.S. Public lands. Participants get the opportunity to work on some of the most scenic lands the US has to offer.

Newest Paleozoic Pals Kickstarter Launched #paleo #fossil

Check out PRI's Next Paleozoic Plush Toy Kickstarter
The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) launched the latest plush toy Kickstarter for its wildly popular "Paleozoic Pals" series. Paleozoic Pals, was designed to bring lesser-known and lesser sized -yet just as important- fossil creatures to life for the community of scientists, students, and the public as a whole to enjoy.

Geoscience Organizations Track and Respond to the FY2018 Budget

The White House
Geoscience organizations continue to respond to President Trump's proposed budget for the federal government. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) released its budget analysis as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Federal R&D and Policy Project website.

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