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HARRY H. HESS MEDAL COMMITTEE

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Donald Depaolo

University of California Berkeley

Committee Chair

Graziella Caprarelli

International Research School of Planetary Sciences

Member

Greg Houseman

University of Leeds

Member

Maureen D. Long

Yale University

Member

Bernard Marty

CRPG Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques

Member

Leah Bland

AGU

Staff Partner; Honors Program Coordinator

Committee charge

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

Earth

Key duties

The Hess Medal 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 Hess Medal 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 Hess Medal nominations are competitive.
  • 3
    Select the Hess medalists.
  • 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.