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Committee members



Committee Role

Coeli Hoover

USDA Forest Service

Committee Chair

Nisia Krusche

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande


Bea Gallardo-Lacourt

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Sujoy Ghosh

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


Stefano Vignudelli

CNR National Research Council


Fu-Chun Wu

National Taiwan University


Committee charge

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

The International 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 past selection processes to determine if the program is operating maximally in terms of the relevant goals of AGU’s strategic plan
  • 2
    Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of AGU International Award nominations is competitive
  • 3

    Select the International 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
  • 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