News from the EAG
If you know of deserving scientists, please nominate them for an EAG Award or the EAG-GS Fellowship. The process is simple and the various awards recognize scientists at all stages of their career: Urey Award for excellence over a career, Science Innovation Award for scientists between 35 and 55, Houtermans Award for those under 35 or within 6 years of PhD, and EAG-GS Geochemical Fellowship. Send your nomination before 31 October for the EAG-GS Fellows and before 15 November for all other awards.
In January 2015, 3 councillor positions will open in the EAG Council. Councillors participate in council discussions, decisions, initiatives and act as ambassadors of the society. Six candidates are proposed and until 27 October, EAG members are invited to vote by selecting three. On 13 October, EAG members received an email with a personalized link to vote; they can also find the link in their member area under “Mailbox”.
To promote Early Career Scientists, EAG creates the Early Career Science Ambassador Program. Early Career Scientists based in Europe, in the final stages of their PhD or within 6 years post PhD, wishing to attend conferences outside of Europe will have 50% of their expenses covered by EAG, up to 2000 Euros, and be viewed as EAG Ambassadors while attending the event. Find out more.
Dr. Rachael James (University of Southampton) is the EAG Distinguished Lecturer 2014 and she will start her tour in Prague on 10 November, with the lecture “Weathering, ocean chemistry and climate change: New insights from non-traditional metal stable isotopes”. She will then be in Romania and Bulgaria from 24 November. These are public lectures, so staff, students and visitors are welcome to attend; see tour and lecture details.
As EAG aims to support students training in geochemistry, on years when the Goldschmidt conference is not in Europe (i.e. on even years), EAG will sponsor 20 students up to 200 Euros per student, to attend short courses, summer schools, workshops or conferences located in Europe and related to geochemistry. See more information.