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BENO GUTENBERG LECTURE COMMITTEE

Committee Members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Bill Ellsworth

Stanford University

Committee Chair

Ebru Bozdag

Colorado School of Mines

Member

Zach Eilon

University of California Santa Barbara

Member

Shuichi Kodaira

japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Member

Meghan Miller

Australian National University

Member

Mike Ritzwoller

University of Colorado Boulder

Member

Anne Sheehan

University of Colorado Boulder

Member

Artesha Moore

AGU

Staff Partner; Vice President, Affiliation, Engagement, and Membership

Antonio Covington

AGU

Staff Partner; Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures

Committee Charge

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

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Key Duties

The Beno Gutenberg Lecture 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 honors 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 lecture nominations is competitive
  • 3
    Select the Gutenberg lecturers
  • 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