Tropical island on a sunny day

SULZMAN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND MENTORING COMMITTEE

Key Duties

The Sulzman 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
    Examine and report on program data to determine whether the number and quality of award nominations is competitive
  • 2
    Review data from award selection processes for the past years to determine if the program is achieving AGU’s relevant goals
  • 3
    Select the Sulzman 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

Committee members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

Ruth Varner

University of New Hampshire

Committee Chair

Emily Elliott

University of Pittsburgh

Member

Clarice Perryman

Earlham College

Member

Sean Schaeffer

University of Tennessee

Member

Christopher Still

Oregon State University

Member

Lisa Welp

Purdue University

Member

Artesha Moore

AGU

Staff Partner; Vice President, Affiliation, Engagement, and Membership

Antonio Covington

AGU

Staff Partner; Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of the Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring. 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 Sulzman 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.

Lake with sunset and hills in background, Finland