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Dorothy LaLonde Stout Education Lecture

Information on the Lecture

This award is named for Dorothy LaLonde Stout to recognize her extraordinary life-long contributions to Earth science education.  Dorothy LaLonde Stout was a dedicated parent, revered educator, exemplary leader, and respected scientist, and her contributions to the geoscience education community were wide and varied. The Dorothy Stout Lecture recognizes significant contributions in Earth and space science education and public outreach. The lecture is presented annually and recognizes an individual or team who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Earth and/or space sciences PreK - 16+ education and/or public outreach. If the honoree is an individual, s/he/they will be within 10 years of receiving his/her/their PhD. or highest equivalent terminal degree. If the honor is given to a team, the team leader must be within 10 years of receiving his/her/their PhD. or highest equivalent terminal degree.

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Lecturer Benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor

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    Recognition at AGU Fall Meeting
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    Invitation to present at Fall Meeting
  • 3
    Complimentary ticket to the Education Section business meeting at the AGU Fall Meeting
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    Lecture certificate and plaque
  • 5
    Recognition in Eos
  • 6
    Recognition in Education Newsletter

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • The nominee is not required to be an active AGU member.
  • The nominee must be within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. or highest terminal degree. Exceptions to this requirement for unusual circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the committee.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Education Section Leadership;
    • Dorothy LaLonde Stout Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff

  • Nominators are required to hold an active AGU membership. Please contact AGU Member Services to ensure your membership is current and up-to-date.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Education Section Leadership;
    • Dorothy LaLonde Stout Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Education Section Leadership;
    • Dorothy LaLonde Stout Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:

  • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
  • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
  • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.

Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:

  • Family member, spouse, or partner.
  • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
  • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

Nomination package

Your nomination package must contain the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. The entire nomination package should be in one PDF file. Watch our tutorial on successfully submitting a nomination package or read our guide. Nomination package components should include the following:

  • A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria.
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  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
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  • A selected bibliography stating the total number, the types of publications and the number published by AGU.

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Submissions

Please submit your nomination package to Tanya Furman, Education Section President. Submissions are reviewed by the Education Section Award Committee. The nomination cycle is open 15 January through 15 April. If you have any additional questions, please contact Tanya Furman or the AGU Honors Team.

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Recipients

The first Stout award will be presented at the 2021 Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honors Contacts

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Robert Rader

Director, Engagement and Membership

202-777-7418 | [email protected]

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Leah Bland

Program Manager, Honors

202-777-7389 | [email protected]

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Antonio Covington

Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures

202-777-7484 | [email protected]