Night view of lava from volcano


Committee Members

Matthew Steele-MacInnis

University of Alberta

01 January 2017 - 31 December 2023

Jenni Barclay

University of East Anglia

01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

Marion Garçon

Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans

01 January 2020 - 31 December 2023

Anja Schmidt

Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IPA), German Aerospace Center (DLR)

01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Daniel A Stolper

University of California Berkeley

01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

Fang-zhen Teng

University of Washington Seattle

01 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of the Hisashi Kuno 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 Kuno Award Committee will promote excellence and transparency, allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards, promoting diversity and equity so that the award is sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.
Volcano erupting ash on Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

Key Duties

The Hisashi Kuno Award 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 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 award nominations are competitive
  • 3
    Select the Kuno 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