Charles A. Whitten Medal
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Charles A. Whitten Medal Selection Committee

Whitten Medal Committee members support the following initiatives and duties over a two-year term:
  • Review data from Whitten Medal 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 Whitten Medal nominations are competitive.
  • Select the Whitten medalists
  • Recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies used to increase diversity of nominations
  • 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