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Excellence in earth
and space science
education award

Information on the Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award

The Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award is given annually to a mid-career or senior scientist team, individual, or group demonstrating a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education. Successful candidates have made long-lasting, positive impacts in the Earth and space sciences at any education level from kindergarten through postgraduate studies.

 

After being established in 1995, the original Excellence in Geophysical Education Award was renamed in March 2017. Robert D. Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the Titanic and inspired countless students, was the first recipient of this award in 1997. 

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Award benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our honorees. Recipients of the Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award will receive the following benefits:

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    An engraved crystal award

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    Recognition in Eos

  • 3

    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

     
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    Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year

Eligibility

Individuals and small groups are eligible to be nominated for this award. To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy

  1. Nominees: The nominee is not required to be an AGU member. They should be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.
  2. Nominators: Nominators must be active AGU members and in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy. Duplicate nominations for the same individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.
  3. Supporters: Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members but must be in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Policy.

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Nomination Package

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document. For detailed information on the requirements, review the Union Awards, Medals and Prizes Frequently Asked Questions.
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    A nomination letter with one-sentence citation (150 characters or less). Letterhead stationery is preferred. Nominator’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required. The citation should appear at either the beginning or end of the nomination letter.

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    A curriculum vitae for the nominee. Include the candidate’s name, address and email, history of employment, degrees, research experience, honors, memberships, and service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.

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    Three letters of support not including the nomination letter. Letterhead is preferred. Supporter’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required.

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Criteria

  • Sustained impact and breadth of impact on Earth and space science education
  • Integration of research and Earth and space science education
  • Ability to influence scientists and other stakeholders with regard to Earth and space science education
  • Mentoring students and early career researchers
  • Commitment to broadening participation among members of underrepresented groups
  • Strength of recommendations

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Nominations are Open!

The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes is now open until 15 March. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today.

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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]