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.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is excited to welcome Sarah K. Fortner, Ph.D., from the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Wittenberg University as its second Member Society Scholar-in-Residence. As a Scholar-in-Residence, Fortner will support informed decision-making by connecting geoscience practitioners and students with local decision-makers.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the release of "The Geotimes Collection: 60 Years of Geoscience." Now you can have over 60 years' worth of the geosciences at your fingertips with this digital collection containing every issue of Geotimes since its debut in 1956 all the way through the 2017 issues of EARTH.
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce the availability of Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks by Mary Caperton Morton, a new book published by Timber Press.
Congratulations to the winners, finalists, and hundreds of students and others who entered. Each first-place winner receives $300 and a copy of The Geoscience Handbook, published by the American Geosciences Institute. Entries submitted by winners and finalists are posted online at http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/2017.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomes three new members to the AGI Executive Committee and congratulates Dr. Eve S. Sprunt as she takes office as AGI President. The new and departing members of the Executive Committee were recognized at the Friends of AGI Reception on October 23, 2017, in Seattle.
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has joined the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) as the AGI Federation's 52nd Member Society. The admission of AMS to the AGI Federation was formally approved by the AGI Member Society Council on October 23, 2017, at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize the recipients of its 2018 awards: Professor Iain S. Stewart with the AGI Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences; Mr. Richard M. Powers with the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI; and Mr. Russell G. Slayback with the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, its highest award. All three awardees will be presented with their awards next week at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle.
How does your town celebrate Earth Science Week? The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) was pleased to support city-specific celebrations of its annual geoscience awareness campaign, Earth Science Week, which took place October 8-14, 2017. Major American cities such as Houston, Denver, and Washington, D.C., served as major centers of public awareness activities.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the 2018 Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one teacher of grades K-8 in the United States or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom each year. The award recognizes leadership and innovation in Earth science education.