Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award

Basic Information


Nomination Process & Requirements


Education Award Committee


Nominations for the Earth and Space Science Education Award are open. Submit a Nomination »

Established in 1995, 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 are 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. Robert D. Ballard was the first recipient of this award.

In March 2017, the Council Leadership Team approved the proposed name change of the award to the Excellence in Earth and Space Science Education Award.


  • Engraved crystal award
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
  • Recognition in Eos


  • Sustained impact on Earth and space science education
  • Breadth of impact on Earth and space science education
  • Integration of research and Earth and space science education
  • Ability to influence scientists and other stakeholders with regard to Earth and space science education
  • Mentoring students and early career researchers
  • Commitment to broadening participation among members of underrepresented groups
  • Strength of recommendations

AGU Section Affiliation(s): Open to all

Nomination Process & Requirements

Nomination Eligibility:



  • Active AGU membership is required.
  • Compliance with AGU Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Duplicate nominations for one individual will not be accepted. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.


Nomination Requirements:

Two or more nomination packages for a single candidate will not be considered. If separate packages are received, the nominators will be asked to combine them.

Your nomination package should contain the following files, which should be no more than two (2) pages in length per document:

  1. Nomination letter with one-sentence citation. Letterhead stationary is preferred, and should include the nominator’s name, title, institution and contact information. The citation should appear at either the beginning or end of the nomination letter and be no more than 150 characters.
  2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV). Please include all of following information for the candidate: name; mailing and email address; history of employment; degrees; research experience; honors; memberships, and service to the community through committee work, advisory boards, etc.
    1. 3 letters of support (total does not include nomination letter). Letterhead stationary is preferred. Supporter’s name, title, institution, and contact information are required.

    Submission Process

    Nomination Submissions

    Nominations open: 15 January 2019
    Nominations close: 15 April 2019

    Nominations for the Education Award must be submitted through the online submission system.

    Nomination packages submitted online must be complete at the time of submission. Please note that only complete packages will be forwarded to the Education Award Committee for review.

    For detailed information on nomination requirements, please view the AGU Union Awards, Medals and Prize frequently asked questions (FAQ) section. For additional questions, contact the Honors Team at agu_unionhonors@agu.org.