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2009 News Releases

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2009 News Releases

AGI Releases 2010 Publications and Services Catalog
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has released its 2010 Publications Catalog in PDF format on the AGI website.

Posted 12/01/2009

AGI Hosts Expanded Access to the 2009 YES Congress
The American Geological Institute (AGI) successfully hosted the virtual component of the first Young Earth-Scientist (YES) Congress held in Beijing, China October 25-28 in an effort to expand the opportunity for participation to young scientists from around the world. Over 200 individuals from 31 countries took advantage of this unique opportunity to participate, even without attending in person in Beijing.

Posted 11/11/2009

AGI Organizing Meeting the Global Innovation Challenge Briefing
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Government Affairs and Workforce Programs have organized a briefing for The Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST) on Capitol Hill discussing the topic Meeting the Global Innovation Challenge on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 4-7 pm in the Rayburn Office Building, Room 2325.

Posted 11/04/2009

AGI Announces new 2010 Executive Committee Officers
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new executive Committee officers: G. W. (Skip) Hobbs, President-elect; James M. Robertson, Treasurer; and Jessica Ali-Adeeb, Member-at-large.

Posted 10/08/2009

Jonathan G. Price to Receive 2009 Ian Campbell Medal
Alexandria, VA ? Jonathan G. Price has been named the 28th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences. Price will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America Presidential Address Ceremony in Portland, Oregon on October 17, 2009.

Posted 10/06/2009

AGI Announces Winner of 2009 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching
Stephen L. Houser, Jr., Gifted and Talented Educator at Providence Spring Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina has been named the 2009 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Posted 09/29/2009

AGI Offers New No Child Left Inside Day Web Resources
No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Day — Tuesday October 13, 2009 — will be the focal point of Earth Science Week.

Posted 09/08/2009

International Photography Contest: "Exploring Earth Science Around the World"
The American Geological Institute is sponsoring an international photography contest to celebrate both the International Year of Planet Earth(IYPE) and Earth Science Week 2009. The theme of the contest is "Exploring Earth Science Around the World."

Posted 08/19/2009

2009 Earth Science Week Toolkits Now Available
The essential Earth Science Week 2009 (October 11-17) Toolkit enables students, educators, and the public to fully explore this year's theme "Understanding Climate." The latest edition of this resource is now available through the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Posted 07/21/2009

Connect to Earth Science Organizations
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Education Department is making available an extensive database of active earth science organizations to enable educational, community, and interest groups to more easily engage with geoscientists in their community.

Posted 06/29/2009

EARTH: Moving Afghanistan Forward
EARTH Magazine reports on the important collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Afghanistan government ensure that the people of Afghanistan can rebuild their country and enjoy a safe and prosperous future.

Posted 06/16/2009

AGI Supports Geoscience at U.S. Universities
The American Geological Institute (AGI) congratulates all of the members of the geoscience community who joined it in efforts to demonstrate the importance of maintaining geosciences programs on college and university campuses. In particular, AGI is pleased that the leadership of the University of Florida has recognized the critical role of the geosciences in addressing societal issues of the state and Nation, and in the portfolio of a well-rounded university education by preserving the geosciences on their campus as they make the difficult budget decisions faced in this economic downturn.

Posted 05/27/2009

Earth Science Week 2009 "Understanding Climate" Contest Themes Announced
The American Geological institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2009, "Understanding Climate," October 11-17.

Posted 05/26/2009

EARTH Reports on Fighting or Fleeing Forest Fires
While homes are being lost and firefighters go about the dangerous work of fighting the Santa Barbara wildfires in California, EARTH magazine is reporting on new research that highlights a different approach: When fires near in, consider staying and defending your home instead of evacuating.

Posted 05/14/2009

AGI Publishes Living with Unstable Ground
Many ongoing natural processes and human activities can displace the ground under our homes and communities at considerable economic cost and human suffering. The best solutions to these unstable ground problems are based on awareness of where and how they occur. Living with Unstable Ground, written by Dr. Thomas L. Holzer of the U.S. Geological Survey, explains how soil types, slope movements, catastrophic collapses, and regional ground movement affect communities and how to mitigate these disruptive, dangerous, and costly problems.

Posted 05/07/2009

AGI Accepting Applications for 2009 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation are accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade for his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Posted 05/06/2009

AGI Announces Earth Science Week 2009 Theme
The American Geological Institute is announcing that "Understanding Climate" is the theme for the 2009 Earth Science Week.

Posted 04/14/2009

Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009 Report Now Available in Print
The American Geological Institute has published a print edition of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009 Report (ISBN 0-922152-83-7).

Posted 03/26/2009

AGI Releases Geoscience Workforce Data PowerPoints
The American Geological Institute has posted a PowerPoint presentation of all 147 graphs and charts published in the Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report which was released in February of 2009.

Posted 03/09/2009

AGI Reports on the State of the Geoscience Economy
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the final chapter, entitled Economic Metrics and Drivers of the Geoscience Pipeline, of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce report. All chapters of this report are now available through the AGI website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/.

Posted 03/02/2009

AGI Reports on the State of Geoscience Employment
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the third chapter, entitled Geoscience Employment Sectors, of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce report. Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of this report are now available through the AGI website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/.

Posted 02/23/2009

AGI Releases Status of the Geoscience Workforce: Trends in Geosciences at Four Year Institutions
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the second chapter, entitled Trends in Geoscience Education at Four Year Institutions, of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce report. Chapters 1 and 2 of this report are now available through the AGI website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/.

Posted 02/18/2009

AGI Releases the report ?Status of the Geoscience Workforce: K-12 through Community College?
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has completed the report ?Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009.? The first chapter, "Trends in Geoscience Education from K-12 through Community College" of this comprehensive benchmark report is now available through AGI?s website at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce.

Posted 02/13/2009

AGI Offers Association of American State Geologists Centennial History: 1908-2008
The American Geological Institute (AGI) now carries the book, Association of American State Geologists Centennial History: 1908-2008 by James C. Cobb as part of its extensive catalog.

Posted 02/11/2009

AGI Publishes GeoRef Thesaurus, 11th Edition
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has just released the latest edition of the GeoRef Thesaurus (ISBN 978-0-922152-82-7).

Posted 01/28/2009

First World Young Earth Scientists (YES) Congress to be held 25-28 October 2009 at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, China
The Young Earth Scientists for Society (YES) network, an association of earth scientists under the age of 35 years representing geological societies from around the world, in collaboration with the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE), is organizing a world congress for young earth scientists, policy makers, advisors and decision makers.

Posted 01/23/2009


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