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Union and Section Fellows Selection Committees (2022)

 

Union Fellows Committee Members

Roberta L Rudnick 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

University of California Santa Barbara

Chair

Jim Best 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Member

Gabriel J Bowen 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

University of Utah

Member

Uri S ten Brink 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center Woods Hole

Member

Rajdeep Dasgupta 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

Rice University

Member

Fabio Florindo 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology

Member

Mei-Ching Hannah Fok 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2023

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Member

Miaki Ishii 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2022

Harvard University

Member

Stephen J Mackwell 01 January 2021 - 31 December 2022

Rice University

Member

Anna M Michalak 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

Carnegie Institution for Science

Member

Bo Qiu 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Member

A R Ravishankara 01 August 2020 - 31 December 2023

Colorado State University Fort Collins

Member

Christian Schoof 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

University of British Columbia

Member

Aradhna Tripati 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

University of California Los Angeles

Member

Yan Zheng 01 January 2022 - 31 December 2023

Southern University of Science and Technology

Member

Committee charge and work plan

The Union Fellows Committee is charged with selecting from among the membership those individuals who should be honored with the designation of Fellow in recognition of their acknowledged eminence in Earth and space science. Committee members have the following responsibilities:

  • 1
    Annually selecting eminent Union Fellows, making sure that the number of Fellows each year does not exceed 0.1 percent of the total membership.
  • 2
    Determining policies and procedures to meet the committee charge in a manner consistent with AGU’s bylaws, values and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • 3
    Assuming responsibility for vetting candidates prior to the final selection and protecting the confidentiality of the newly-elected Fellows until appropriate time for announcement.
  • 4
    Providing feedback to section committees regarding promising nominations that are not successful in a given year.
  • 5
    Working with the Honors and Recognition Committee to recommend AGU-wide policies to enhance the effectiveness of the Fellows program.
  • 6
    Promoting excellence and transparency and allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards.
  • 7
    Promoting diversity and commitment to equity to ensure that all awards are sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.
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