Revelle Medal Committee


Committee Members (2020-2021)



Committee Role

Inez Fung

University of California Berkeley            

Committee Chair

Yanjun Cai

IEE Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Meredith Hastings
Brown University

Erika Marin-Spiotta

University of Wisconsin - Madison


Kevin Reed

Stony Brook University


Tom Stocker

University of Bern


Joel Thornton University of Washington Seattle Member

Leah Bland


Staff Partner; Program Manager, Honors

Committee charge

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

Revelle Medal Committee charge

Key duties

The Revelle Medal 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 Revelle Medal 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 Revelle Medal nominations are competitive.
  • 3
    Select the Revelle medalists.
  • 4
    Recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies used to increase diversity of nomination.
  • 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.