Union Fellows Committee and Section Review Committees
Union Fellows Committee Members
USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center Woods Hole
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology
NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
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:
1Annually selecting eminent Union Fellows, making sure that the number of Fellows each year does not exceed 0.1 percent of the total membership.
2Determining policies and procedures to meet the committee charge in a manner consistent with AGU’s bylaws, values and other relevant policies and procedures.
3Assuming responsibility for vetting candidates prior to the final selection and protecting the confidentiality of the newly-elected Fellows until appropriate time for announcement.
4Providing feedback to section committees regarding promising nominations that are not successful in a given year.
5Working with the Honors and Recognition Committee to recommend AGU-wide policies to enhance the effectiveness of the Fellows program.
6Promoting excellence and transparency and allowing broad input and recognition beyond disciplinary awards.
7Promoting diversity and commitment to equity to ensure that all awards are sufficiently representative of underrepresented groups.
Section Fellows Review Committees
Every honor within AGU’s honors program, including Union awards, medals, and prizes, Fellows, and section honors, has a selection committee. The Fellows Program includes a multi-step review process. Each of AGU's 25 Sections has a review committee dedicated to reviewing Fellows nomination packages. Each of these committees is responsible for forwarding on the most qualified candidate(s) from their Section to the final selection committee for consideration.
Committee name (by section)