Morning sunlight over Bryce Canyon, USA

Paul G. Silver Award Committee

Committee members

Name Institution
 Suzan van der Lee   Northwestern University Chair
Jean-Phillipe Avouac   California Institute of Technology  Member
Anny Cazenave LEGOS Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales Member
Dan Faulkner  University of Liverpool  Member
Martha Savage  Victoria University of Wellington Member
Matthew Pritchard  Cornell University   Member
Rosa Maymi              


Staff Partner; Director Engagement, and Membership

Brendon Kim              


Staff Partner; Program Coordinator, Section Awards and Lectures

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of the Paul G. Silver Award. Committee members will abide by AGU’s 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 Silver 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.

Aerial photo of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain