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ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE ELECTRICITY EARLY CAREER AWARD COMMITTEE

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Eric Bruning               Texas Tech University  Chair 
Rasha Abbasi  Loyola University Chicago   Member  
Ute Ebert  Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica Member 
Steven Goodman  Thunderbolt Global Analytics
Member 
 Ningyu Liu  University of New Hampshire  Member  

Rosa Maymi 

AGU

Staff Partner; Director, Engagement & Membership

Brendon Kim              

AGU

Staff Partner; Program Coordinator, Section Awards and Lectures

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of the Atmospheric and Space Electricity Early Career 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 and Space Electricity Early Career Award Committee will promote excellence and transparency, allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards, promoting diversity and equity so that the Early Career Award is sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.

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Key Duties

The 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.

  • 1
    Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of award nominations is competitive
  • 2
    Review data from award selection processes for the past years to determine if the program is achieving AGU’s relevant goals
  • 3
    Select the Atmospheric and Space Electricity Early Career Award recipients
  • 4
    Recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies used to increase diversity of nominations
  • 5
    Participate in training, orientations, and workshops on associated Honors and Recognition policies and processes
  • 6
    Understand and commit to AGU’s Conflict of Interest policy and process
  • 7
    Provide input and recommendations to the Honors and Recognition Committee on program improvements
  • 8
    Partner with AGU leaders and staff, as well as other societies to resolve common issues among scientific communities’ recognition programs