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EXCELLENCE IN EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE EDUCATION AWARD COMMITTEE

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Kim Kastens

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

Committee Chair

Wendy Bohon

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology

Member

Barbara Bruno

University of Hawaii

Member

Edmond Mathez

American Museum of Natural History

Member

Yuming Wang

University of Science and Technology of China

Member

Leah Bland

AGU

Staff Partner; Honors Program Coordinator


Committee charge

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

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Key initiatives

The Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award Committee supports the following initiatives and duties. Their work is completed primarily through the online submission and review system, and by teleconference and email.

  • 1
    Review data from Education Award selection processes for the past years to determine if the program is achieving AGU’s relevant goals
  • 2
    Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of AGU Education Award nominations is competitive
  • 3
    Select the Education 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