News and Announcements

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Place your order for an Earth Science Week 2020 Toolkit now. The toolkit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020), which celebrates the theme "Earth Materials in Our Lives." This year's toolkit includes:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:15

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the recent launch of its Geoscience COVID-19 study, a year-long study to capture the nature and extent of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the geoscience workforce and academic programs. This study aims to understand how geoscience employers and educational institutions are changing their workplace and instructional environments and to discover which of these changes will become permanent.

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 14:00

ALEXANDRIA and CHANTILLY, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) are pleased to announce the launch of Minerals Day, taking place on Monday, October 12, 2020, during this year's Earth Science Week celebration.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 11:55

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — To assist the geoscience community during the Covid-19 outbreak, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is extending recently announced free and discounted resource offerings including AGI's Glossary of Geology, Geoscience Handbook, The Geotimes Collection, professional development modules, and education resources.

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 14:58

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) this month welcomes four geoscience university students to an innovative remote adaptation of the traditional AGI/AAPG Geoscience Policy Summer Internship and AGI/Paleontological Society Policy Internship.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 16:33

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is unveiling its completed Geoscience Women in STEM website this week with a free webinar for educators on providing Earth science teaching and learning resources inspired by the work of leading women in science and engineering, with generous support from Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 17:16

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Sharon Mosher, Professor and William Stamps Farish Chair in Geology at the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), with the 2020 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 10:50

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates master's student Ali Downard and doctoral student Corinne Kuebler as the 2020 recipients of the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship, which is awarded to women pursuing graduate degrees in geoscience, provides each recipient with a $5,000 award for one academic year. Wallace Scholars who are continuing their graduate studies are eligible to apply for the award a second time.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 15:45

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the online publication of three new geoscience "Career Compass" infographics: Mining Engineer, Geological Engineer, and Outreach Coordinator.

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 13:25

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Recognizing the need to provide educational activities that young people and others can pursue at home during this challenging time, American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is opening submissions for its Earth Science Week contests earlier than usual this year.

AGI is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Earth Materials in Our Lives," for this year's Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020). This year's competitions will feature the traditional video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests:

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 16:57