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THOMAS HILKER EARLY CAREER AWARD COMMITTEE

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Sean Schaeffer

University of Tennessee

Committee Chair

Rebecca Barnes

Colorado College

Member

Kimberly Novick

Indiana University

Member

Andrew Richardson

Northern Arizona University

Member

Christopher Still

Oregon State University

Member

Robert Rader

AGU

Staff Partner; Director, 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 Thomas Hilker Early Career Award for Excellence in Biogeosciences. Committee members will abide by the AGU Honors Conflict of Interest Policy, program policies, procedures and guidelines set by the Union. 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 Thomas Hilker Early Career Award Committee will promote excellence and transparency, allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards, promoting diversity and commitment to equity so that the honor is sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.

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