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Nominations for AGU Fellows

September 20, 2010

This is important, y’all.  This is where the rubber meets the road.  Remember when we talked at LPSC about the number of women receiving prizes and recognition for their work?  Remember when I shared the AAS statistics with you that showed that not only are women underrepresented as prize winners and Fellows of our societies, but they are also undernominated?  And that women themselves don’t nominate other scientists for prizes and as Fellows as often?  It’s time to change that.

It’s time to increase the number of women nominated for — and winning — research prizes and fellowship in our professional societies.

Too big a goal?  Perhaps.  Too audacious?  Not really.  Here’s the secret:  It all starts with a nomination.  And today, I challenge YOU to nominate a colleague you admire as an AGU Fellow.

What is an AGU Fellow? 

The Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a committee of Fellows. The Fellows program serves to meet the need of identifying authorities who could advise, upon request, the various government agencies and other organizations outside the Earth and space sciences….

Who is an AGU Fellow?

Here’s the list of the newest Fellows; here’s the whole list.

How do I nominate someone to be an AGU Fellow? 

The AGU Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by section and focus group committees. Election is by a committee of Fellows. To qualify, the nominee must have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences. This honor may be bestowed on only 0.1% of the membership in any given year.  With the exception of elected or appointed officers, any member of the Union — whether or not a Fellow — may nominate another member for Fellow.

For complete information, please visit the AGU nomination page, read the Fellows FAQ, and then submit a nomination online by 1 October 2010.  Good luck!

One Comment leave one →
  1. julie permalink
    September 20, 2010 2:09 pm

    Thanks Susan, that’s a great reminder.

    It seems like barely 15% of the newest fellows are women…

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