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Vicki S. McConnell, Executive Director of Geological Society of America, Honored for Service to AGI

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.

Barbara H. Murphy Honored with AGI's Ian Campbell Medal for Service to Geosciences

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.

AGI Expands Coalition with Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Nautilus to Further Girls and Women in STEM Professions Through IF/THEN® Ambassador Program

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.

AGI Welcomes 2020 Executive Committee

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:

AGI Relaunches 'Geoscience Currents' News Source With Expanded Focus

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.

AGI Launches Marcus Milling Legacy Campaign

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.

Shenandoah National Park and AGI Team Up to Create Air Quality Interactive

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.

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