Message from the President, Bill McDonough
I look forward to seeing you soon at Fall Meeting 2018 in Washington, D. C. The following events are particularly relevant to VGP section members. There are several early career/student events; Michael Manga and I would like to know how to enable more cross-section interaction, especially for early career and student members, and engage others to help with VGP outreach.
- MRP-PS-SEDI-VGP Joint Early-Career and Student Event
On Monday, 10 December from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, the combined sections of Mineral and Rock Physics, Planetary Sciences, Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior, and Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology are hosting a gathering of students and early-career scientists. Each of our sections has contributed funds to host this gathering and we hope that you will take full advantage of this networking opportunity and chance to talk science and careers. Section presidents will be seeking volunteers for section committees and planning AGU Centennial events for Fall Meeting 2019. Further details and tickets can be purchased for $5 here.
- Student and Early-Career Scientist Conference
AGU will host the 5th annual Student and Early Career Scientist Conference the day before Fall Meeting begins, Sunday, 9 December! This year’s conference theme is Building Bridges for Change: Science Communication from Peers to Policymakers.
- VGP Business Meeting and Reception
The VGP section will be hosting a business meeting and reception on Tuesday, 11 December from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Attendees will be able to move between section business meetings while also enjoying an opportunity to engage with section leaders and colleagues in an informal catered reception setting. Tickets are required, further details and tickets can be purchased here.
I thank the VGP section for giving me this opportunity to serve you. I have learned much, struggled sometimes, and am super proud of our honored VGP members. I look forward to working with Michael Manga, incoming VGP president, and Dominique Weis, incoming president-elect. I will serve a 2-year term as past president and chair of the Nominations Committee in 2020. Of course, suggestions for officers are welcome.
Please congratulate and celebrate proudly with our AGU honored colleagues:
Union Award, Medal and Prize Recipients
- Harry H. Hess Medal: Tim Grove, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Joanne Simpson Medal for Mid-Career Scientists: Olivier Bachmann, ETH Zürich
- Marc W. Caffee, Purdue University
- Andrew T. Fisher, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Joris Gieskes, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
- Sidney Hemming, Columbia University
- Bruce Houghton, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
- Cin-Ty Lee, Rice University
- Timothy William Lyons, University of California, Riverside
- Vincent J. M. Salters, Florida State University
- Nikolai Shapiro, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, CNRS
- Bradley S. Singer, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Friedhelm von Blanckenburg, GFZ Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin
VGP Section Honorees
Everyone is invited to attend the Norman Bowen Lecture, Daly Lecture, and the Presentation of the Hisashi Kuno Award. The Hisashi Kuno Lecture will be presented at the European Geosciences Union meeting, 7–12 April 2019 in Vienna, Austria.
- Norman Bowen Awardees and Lecture Recipients: Tim Druitt, University of Clermont-Auvergne and Steve Goldstein, Columbia University
- Hisashi Kuno Award: Leif Karlstrom, University of Oregon
- Daly Lecturer: Nicolas Dauphas, University of Chicago
Finally, best wishes and happy holidays to all, and we look forward to seeing you at Fall Meeting.