Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism – Features
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Sullivan Award Selection Committee

David Hosansky

12 September 2023 -

Rebecca Hersher

National Public Radio

12 September 2023 -

Jonathan O'Callaghan

12 September 2023 -

Meghie Rodriguez

12 September 2023 -

Kaustubh Thirumalai

University of Arizona

12 September 2023 -

Sullivan Award Committee members are charged with the following duties:
  • Select the recipient of the Sullivan Award; the final decision is subject for approval of the Council Leadership Team.
  • Abide by AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Interpret the scope of the award broadly and keep in mind that as a Union award, it should reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the Earth and space sciences.
  • Promote excellence and transparency and allow broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards.
  • Promote diversity and commitment to equity to ensure that the awards are sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.
  • State, as part of the award recommendation to the Council Leadership Team, the number of candidates considered, how many candidates were holdovers, how many candidates are new, and whether the new candidates were nominations from general call or were actively encouraged by the committee.
  • Define the process used for reaching the decision.