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Keiiti Aki Early Career Award Committee

Committee Members



Committee Role

Jay Pulliam  Baylor University 

Committee Chair

Florent Brenguier  Universite Grenoble Alpes 


Fiona Darbyshire  University of Quebec at Montreal UQAM 


Gavin Hayes  USGS National Earthquake Information Center Golden 


Zachary Ross  California Institute of Technology 


Maya Tolstoy 

Lamont Doherty Earth Observation 


Rosa Maymi 


Staff Partner; Director Affiliation, Engagement, and Membership

Brendon Kim 


Staff Partner; Program Coordinator, Section Awards and Lectures

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of Keiiti Aki Early Career Award. Committee members will abide by AGU’s 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 Keiiti Aki Early Career 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
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Key Duties

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