experienced the benefits of membership in our far-reaching scientific community firsthand – access to the latest research and scientific discovery, the ability to present to and interact with peers and leaders, and the power to influence the future by engaging and uplifting the next generation of scientists. I think you’ll agree that being an active part of this community and advancing scientific pursuit is truly within the spirit and values of AGU.
Each year, the AGU Voluntary Contribution Campaign enables donors to support the advancement of the geosciences and help ensure that AGU can continue to make an impact well into the future. Scientific funding is an urgent challenge and organizations like AGU play a critical role in ensuring that our fields are represented. Through the work of the Campaign, we hope to uphold the tradition of AGU members guaranteeing the future — of our members and our science — but we need your help to achieve even more and grow even further.
Your gift to AGU and the fund, section, or focus group of your choice will allow us to continue playing a strong and prestigious role in the scientific community.
Your gift will help AGU move forward on a daily basis. Please join me in giving generously to the Campaign.
Laurie Leshin, Ph.D.
Chair, Voluntary Contribution Campaign
President, AGU Planetary Sciences Section
In 2011, AGU accomplished great things:
- The 2011 Fall Meeting was the largest ever with over 21,000 attendees flooding San Francisco, proving AGU’s major convening power, once-again!
- Donors and long-time members, Bruce Tsurutani and Olga Verkhoglyadova, created the new Space Weather and Nonlinear Waves and Processes Prize – a major accomplishment for members of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section and the Nonlinear Geophysics Focus Group.
- AGU launched Unique Research Experiences for two-year College faculty And Students (URECAS) to support and foster two-year college students in their Earth and space science educational careers. URECAS is focused on building diversity in the Earth and space science professional workforce – a strategic priority for AGU.
AGU sections and focus groups are the lifeblood of our Union. Gifts to your section or focus group strengthen the AGU community by supporting section/focus group-specific student mentoring programs, student and early career scientist travel grants, research fellowships, and scholarships
Science and Society
AGU engages members, shapes policy, and informs society about the excitement of Earth and space science and its role in developing solutions for the sustainability of the planet. Gifts to the Outreach, Capitol Cause, Public Information, or Education funds expand programs to increase understanding of science by policymakers and the public.
AGU strives to use its position to build the global talent pool in Earth and space science. Students, particularly those from underrepresented groups and from outside the United States, need travel grants to experience their first AGU meeting. Students and young scientists also require support to sustain and reward their passion for the geosciences. Gifts to AGU’s student travel, scholarship, and fellowship funds provide critical financial assistance to students and early career scientists who have demonstrated the potential for high achievement in a career in Earth and space sciences.
Greatest need/unrestricted funds will improve Web-based member networking and provide greater access to information you’ve asked for. These funds also give AGU leaders flexibility to engage in unforeseen opportunities that help advance science and your work.