Press Releases and News

Below are links to relevant AGI press releases and news items related to the Programs and Endowments of the American Geosciences Institute Foundation.

Leading up to Earth Science Week 2016, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to invite teams of educators and students to enter its new "One Shared Place" contest. Each team will submit a 30- to 90-second original video informing viewers about an outdoor place that is special in terms of geoheritage (natural features, settings, and resources formed over vast periods) and geoscience (the study of Earth systems).

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:50 EDT

Charles Weiner, former AGI Foundation Trustee and resident of Houston, Texas, passed away April 6, 2016. Charles Weiner was a recent honoree of an anonymous gift to inaugurate AGI's Charles Weiner Center for Geoscience and Society, and last January there was a celebration to take note of this. If you'd like to celebrate the memory of Charles Weiner through a donation to the Charles Weiner Center for Geoscience and Society, please feel free to make your contribution online or by check to American Geosciences Institute Foundation, c/o P. Patrick Leahy, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1502.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 14:51 EDT

Register now for this upcoming webinar, sponsored by AGI's Critical Issues Program; American Chemical Society; American Exploration & Mining Association; American Physical Society; Critical Materials Institute; Geological Society of America; Industrial Minerals Association -North America; Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration; Society of Economic Geologists; and the U.S. Geological Survey. This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by AGI on behalf of the Mineral Science & Information Coalition (3 March 2016). The webinar will address the efforts being taken at the federal level to ensure a steady supply of critical minerals and materials.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 13:00 EDT

Register now for this upcoming webinar, sponsored by AGI's Critical Issues Program, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, and Northeast Coastal Acidification Network. The webinar will address how geoscience helps us to understand ocean acidification, ocean acidification’s impacts on marine life, and what states and municipalities can do to reduce the fishery-related economic impacts of ocean acidification.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:00 EST

The January 2016 issue of the AGI Foundation quarterly newsletter is now available.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 18:05 EST