ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ASCENT AWARD COMMITTEE
University at Albany State University of New York
The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of the Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award. Committee members will abide by AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy, program policies, procedures and guidelines set by AGU. In partnership with the Honors and Recognition Committee and staff, the committee works to ensure that the program is superior in all respects, recognizes all constituents, and fosters a global network of individuals in the Earth and space sciences who epitomize excellence and cooperation in research, education, and outreach. The members of the Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award Committee will promote excellence and transparency, allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards, promoting diversity and equity so that the award is sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.
The Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award Committee supports the following initiatives and duties and serves a two-year term. Their work is completed primarily through the online submission and review system, and by teleconference and email.
1Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of award nominations is competitive
2Review data from award selection processes for the past years to determine if the program is achieving AGU’s relevant goals
3Select the Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award recipients
4Recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies used to increase diversity of nominations
5Partner with AGU leaders and staff, as well as other societies to resolve common issues among scientific communities’ recognition programs
Participate in training, orientations, and workshops on associated Honors and Recognition policies and processes
7Provide input and recommendations to the Honors and Recognition Committee on program improvements
8Understand and commit to AGU’s Conflict of Interest policy and process