UNION MEDALS, AWARDS AND PRIZES
Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award
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Career Stage
Middle Career
Experienced
Award Type
Union Award
Of Note
Peer OR self-nomination permitted
Submission Window
17 January - 1 March
Established 1995

Recognizing Excellence in Geophysical Education

The Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award is given annually to a mid-career or senior scientist team, individual, or group demonstrating a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education. Successful candidates have made long-lasting, positive impacts in the Earth and space sciences at any education level from kindergarten through postgraduate studies.

After being established in 1995, the original Excellence in Geophysical Education Award was renamed in March 2017. Robert D. Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the Titanic and inspired countless students, was the first recipient of this award in 1997.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • An engraved award
  • Recognition at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded
  • Two tickets to the Honors Banquet at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

Criteria for a Successful Nomination

Nominees are evaluated on the following:
  • Sustained impact and breadth of impact on Earth and space science education
  • Integration of research and Earth and space science education
  • Ability to influence scientists and other stakeholders with regard to Earth and space science education
  • Mentoring students and early career researchers
  • Commitment to broadening participation among members of underrepresented groups
  • Strength of recommendations

Eligibility

Nominee
The nominee must be a middle-career or experienced scientist or team of scientists.

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Nominators
Nominators must be active AGU members.
All Parties
Must be in compliance with AGU's conflict of interest and professional conduct policies.
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