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AGI Unveils Completed Geoscience Women in STEM Site With Webinar

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is unveiling its completed Geoscience Women in STEM website this week with a free webinar for educators on providing Earth science teaching and learning resources inspired by the work of leading women in science and engineering, with generous support from Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

Dr. Sharon Mosher Recognized as the 2020 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Sharon Mosher, Professor and William Stamps Farish Chair in Geology at the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), with the 2020 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.

AGI Announces 2020 Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship Recipients

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates master's student Ali Downard and doctoral student Corinne Kuebler as the 2020 recipients of the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship, which is awarded to women pursuing graduate degrees in geoscience, provides each recipient with 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.

Earth Science Week 2020 Contests Offer Educational Opportunities

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Recognizing the need to provide educational activities that young people and others can pursue at home during this challenging time, American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is opening submissions for its Earth Science Week contests earlier than usual this year.

AGI is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Earth Materials in Our Lives," for this year's Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020). This year's competitions will feature the traditional video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests:

AGI Offers Free and Reduced-Price Resources for Geoscientists

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - To assist geoscience professionals, educators, and students at a time when many are working remotely or in new ways, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has issued a series of recent announcements on electronic resources currently available for free or at reduced prices, including AGI's Glossary of Geology, Geoscience Handbook, professional development modules, and education resources.

Jakob Lindaas Named 2020-2021 AGI Fisher Congressional Fellow

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates Jakob Lindaas on his selection as the 2020-2021 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.

International Raw Materials Observatory Becomes Earth Science Week 2020 Global Sponsor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the International Raw Materials Observatory (Intraw) has become the lead Global Sponsor of AGI's Earth Science Week program, the largest international public-awareness campaign for the geoscience community.

Nominations Invited for AGI/ExxonMobil Exploration Teacher Leadership Academy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) currently is inviting school administrators to nominate teachers for a unique professional development experience, the 12th annual AGI/ExxonMobil Exploration Teacher Leadership Academy.

Each year, K-8 teachers from around the country meet in Houston for the weeklong Teacher Leadership Academy, in which they learn Earth science content, explore hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities, gain real-world science experiences, and begin their journey as STEM education leaders.


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