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Committee Members

Elizabeth Cottrell

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2023

Catherine Chauvel

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

01 January 2020 - 31 December 2023

Christian Huber

Brown University

01 January 2020 - 31 December 2023

Tamsin A Mather

University of Oxford

01 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

Andy Tomkins

Monash University

01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

Edward D Young

University of California Los Angeles

01 January 2020 - 31 December 2023

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of the Norman L. Bowen Award and Lecture. 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 Bowen 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 Bowen 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
    Review data from award selection processes for the past years to determine if the program is achieving AGU’s relevant goal
  • 2
    Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of award and lecture nominations are competitive
  • 3
    Select the Bowen Award and Lecture recipient
  • 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