Benjamin Franklin Lecture
Not Accepting Nominations until 2025

Benjamin Franklin Lecture Selection Committee

Vanna Chmielewski

National Severe Storms Laboratory Norman

01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

Oscar A Van Der Velde

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

Benjamin Franklin Lecture Committee members support the following initiatives and duties over a two-year term:
  • Review data from honors selection processes for the past years to determine if the program is achieving AGU’s relevant goals
  • Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of lecture nominations are competitive
  • Select the Franklin lecturer
  • Recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies used to increase diversity of nomination
  • Participate in training, orientations, and workshops on associated Honors and Recognition policies and processes
  • Understand and commit to AGU’s Conflict of Interest policy and process
  • Provide input and recommendations to the Honors and Recognition Committee on program improvements
  • Partner with AGU leaders and staff, as well as other societies to resolve common issues among scientific communities’ recognition programs