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JASON MORGAN EARLY CAREER AWARD COMMITTEE

Committee members

Name Institution Committee Role
Nathan Niemi  University of Michigan Ann Arbor  Committee Chair
Whitney Behr  ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich               Member
Lijun Liu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Member
Martha Perez-Gussinye Marum  Member
Jolante van Wijk               New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Member
Rosa Maymi  AGU Staff Partner; Director Engagement and Membership
Brendon Kim               AGU Staff Partner; Program Coordinator, Section Awards and Lectures

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of the Jason Morgan Early Career 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 Morgan 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
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Key Duties

The Morgan 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 Morgan Award recipient
  • 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