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Union and Section Fellows Selection Committees

Union Fellows Committee Members

Name

Institution

Committee Role

John Geissman

University of Texas

Committee Chair

Dennis Baldocchi

University of California Berkeley

Member

Susan L. Beck

University of Arizona

Member

Emily Brodsky

University of California Santa Cruz

Member

Gia Destouni

Stockholm University


Member

Steven Goldstein

Columbia University

Member

Robert Houze

University of Washington

Member

Miaki Ishii

Harvard University

Member

Carol Kendall

USGS Western Regional Offices

Member

Robert C. Liebermann

Stony Brook University

Member

Richard Norby

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Member

Martha Savage

Victoria University of Wellington

Member

Detlef Stammer

University of Hamburg

Member

Anne Thompson

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Member

Weijian Zhou

Institute of Earth Environment

Member

Robert Rader

AGU

Staff Partner; Director, Engagement and Membership

Artesha Moore

AGU

Staff Partner; Vice President, Engagement and Membership

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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