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AGI Welcomes 2021 Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomes new members to the AGI Board of Directors (formerly the AGI Executive Committee) and congratulates Dr. David R. Wunsch as he takes office as AGI President. New and departing members of the Board of Directors are being recognized during the AGI Board of Directors meeting on October 23, 2020.

James M. Robertson Honored with AGI's Ian Campbell Medal for Service to Geosciences

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. James M. Robertson, recently retired State Geologist and Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, as the 2020 recipient of the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, AGI's highest award.

Peter Folger of CRS Honored for Contributions to Public Understanding of Geoscience

Peter Folger

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Peter Folger, Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy for the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress, as the 2020 recipient of the AGI Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences. 

Rebecca L. Dodge of Midwestern State University Honored for Service to AGI

Rebecca Dodge

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Rebecca L. Dodge, Professor Emeritus at Midwestern State University, as the 2020 recipient of the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI. Dr. Dodge has longstanding ties to AGI's Environmental Program both as a co-author of an Environmental Awareness Series publication and as a member of AGI's former Environment Geoscience Advisory Committee, where she represented the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

AGI Announces 'Earth Materials Frontiers' Webinar Series for Earth Science Week 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - In collaboration with the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), the International Raw Materials Observatory, and additional partners, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites educators, students, and geoscience enthusiasts of all stripes to participate in the "Earth Materials Frontiers" Webinar Series during Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020) and beyond.

AGI Releases Critical Needs Document for 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — With Election Day rapidly approaching, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and its federation of geoscience Member Societies have collaborated again to provide an overview of critical issues and policy recommendations for the next presidential administration, federal agencies, and the U.S. Congress. The 30-page document, Geosciences Supporting a Thriving Society in a Changing World, informs policymakers about ways that the geoscience community's knowledge, experience, and ingenuity can address society's most pressing issues. 

AGI Announces Fall Webinar Series on America's Geoheritage

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Working with a coalition of organizations, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is encouraging educators and others to take part in the "America's Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and Preserving America's Natural Legacy" Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series, debuting Tuesday, September 8, 2020.


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