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Vicki McConnell Honored with AGI Ian Campbell Medal for Service to Geosciences

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Vicki S. McConnell, former Executive Director of The Geological Society of America (GSA) and current GSA Executive Director Emerita, as the 2023 recipient of the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences.

Christine Ray Named 2023-2024 AGI Fisher Congressional Fellow

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates Dr. Christine Ray on her selection as the 2023-2024 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.

AGI Announces Lauren Sankovitch and Erin Donaghy as 2023 Wallace Scholarship Recipients

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates master's student Lauren Sankovitch and doctoral student Erin Donaghy for being named as the 2023 recipients of the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Women Geoscience Graduate Students. 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.

Professional Development Opportunities Portal Launches for Earth Science Teachers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Teachers of Earth and space science topics have an effective way to find professional development opportunities, thanks to a new website launched this month.

The website provides information on available opportunities in Earth and space science education professional development offered by a wide range of regional and national organizations. The available opportunities offer support across many aspects of instruction, such as implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards in Earth and Space Science (NGSS-ESS).

Earth Science Week 2023 Contests Eye Innovation in Geoscience

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Time to get creative! For Earth Science Week (October 8-14, 2023), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests focusing on the theme of this year's celebration, "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People." The 2023 competitions will feature video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests:


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