Nominate a Scientist or Educator for an AGU Education Award

EGEANominate a Scientist or Educator for an AGU Education Award

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) presents a variety of awards, medals, and prizes to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Earth and space sciences through scientific research, education, communication, outreach, and sustained impact. Each year, several exceptional individuals are honored at the annual AGU Fall Meeting. Nominations for both of the awards listed below open on January 15, 2018, and close on March 15, 2018.

AGU’s Spilhaus Award

This is awarded not more than once annually to an individual AGU member for devoting portions of their career to conveying to the general public the excitement, significance, and beauty of the Earth and space sciences. More information is available at

Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award (formerly the Geophysical Education Award)

This is awarded not more than once annually to an individual, group, or team. The award is “to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by a team, individual, or group. To educators who have had a major impact on geophysical education at any level (kindergarten through post-graduate), 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.” For more information, visit

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].