Nominate a Scientist or Educator for an AGU Education Award

The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU Union awards, medals, and prizes is now open until March 15.

AGU’s Spilhaus Award

The Athelstan Spilhaus Award is given annually to one honoree, recognizing individual achievement in the enhancement of the public engagement with Earth and space sciences through conveying to the general public the excitement, significance, and beauty of the Earth and space sciences.

Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award

The Excellence in Geophysical Education Award (EGEA) is presented annually to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by a team, individual, or group. Examples include educators who have had a major impact on geophysical education at any level (kindergarten through postgraduate); who have been outstanding teachers and trainers for a number of years; or who have made a long-lasting, positive impact on geophysical education through professional service.


Spotlight on Education highlights events and programs that provide opportunities for planetary scientists to become involved in education and public engagement. If you know of space science educational programs or events that should be included, please contact the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Education Department at [email protected].