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American Geosciences Institute Announces 2018-2019 Recipient of William L. Fisher Congressional Fellowship

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates Ryan Edwards on his selection as the 2018-2019 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. Edwards will begin his Fellowship on September 1, 2018, after receiving his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University later this spring.

AGI Announces 2018 Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship Recipients

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates Master's student Anna Stanczyk and doctoral student Nicole Shibley as the 2018 recipients of the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship, which is awarded to women pursuing graduate degrees in geoscience, provides a $5,000 award for one academic year. Wallace Scholars who are continuing their graduate studies are eligible to apply for the award a second time.

AGI Announces Incoming Foundation Trustees for 2018

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is honored to name three outstanding individuals as new trustees for the AGI Foundation (AGIF). The Institute welcomes Jennifer M. Erich, Alma H. Paty, and Chandler T. Wilhelm, each of whom joins a distinguished group of scientists and professionals who share a strong commitment to the geoscience community.

Kenneth L. Huff to Receive the Roy Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching

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Kenneth L. Huff, a sixth grade teacher at Mill Middle School in Williamsville, New York, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Huff earned his Master's degree in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and is National Board Certified in Early Adolescence/Science. In addition to teaching, Huff was the co-chair of the Teacher Advisory Council for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

AGI Releases Geoscience Policy Annual Review for 2017

2017 Geoscience Policy Annual Review
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the publication of its first Geoscience Policy Annual Review, an in-depth summary of the major developments in federal geoscience policy during 2017. Throughout the year, geoscience issues were the focus of significant action by President Trump and the 115th Congress. The Geoscience Policy Annual Review provides a nonpartisan synthesis of legislative, budgetary, and administrative actions across geoscience topics.

AGI Names Sally Jewell as Earth Science Education Ambassador

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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."

Paleontological Society to Sponsor Summer Policy Intern at AGI

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Paleontological Society are excited to announce the creation of a new Geoscience Policy Summer Internship position at AGI. The intern, who must be a current student member of the Paleontological Society, will be an instrumental part of AGI's Geoscience Policy team based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Open Invitation: Attend Earth Science Week Celebration in Old Town, Alexandria

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to welcome educators, students, and the general public to explore connections between the geosciences and the arts during The Late Shift: STEAM-Powered December. The event, which will kick off the Earth Science Week 2018 theme of "Earth as Inspiration," will include hands-on activities, demonstrations linking art and geoscience, and opportunities to craft "take home" artworks based in Earth science. In addition, educational materials such as Earth Science Week Toolkits will be available for free for teachers, students, homeschoolers, and others to take away.

Earth Science Week 2018 Theme Announced: 'Earth as Inspiration'

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2018 will be "Earth as Inspiration." The coming year's event will be October 14-20, 2018, andemphasize artistic expression as a unique, powerful opportunity for geoscience education and understanding in the 21st century.

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