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, 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
With more than 24,000 anticipated attendees, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting represents the largest confluence of earth and space scientists in the world. As in years past, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) will have a strong presence at the Fall Meeting, driving conversation on topics related to the geoscience workforce and the importance of geoscience information to research and decision-making.
Geologic guidebooks tell stories about the history of our continent's beautiful natural landscapes, but to date they have not been easily obtained by today's researchers. To facilitate greater access to these guidebooks, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) have jointly launched a free database, which catalogs decades of these guidebooks from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer (HPA), which offers a compelling yet complex illustration of how geoscience vitally intersects society, is the subject of a new report from the American Geosciences Institute. This report outlines the findings of the 2016 Critical Issues Forum, which examined state approaches to the HPA's regional groundwater challenges.