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Association for Women Geoscientists

PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER

Encourage the participation of women in the geosciences

Exchange educational, technical and professional information

Enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences

When the Spokane and Puget Sound Chapters merged to form the Pacific Northwest Chapter in 2007, the chapter grew to serve both Washington and Oregon. Our members live in Washington and Oregon and beyond to Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia. To promote professional growth and AWG’s goals, we get together for formal and informal events, mostly in the Seattle and Portland areas.

Upcoming Events and News

AWG-PNW June 2021 E-News

General news: We still have two positions open on the Chapter Board this year – president and treasurer.  President is a 1-year term with a term limit of 3 years.  Treasurer is a 2-year term with a term limit of 4 years.  In addition, our bank account needs to stay in Washington, so our treasurerContinue reading “AWG-PNW June 2021 E-News”

April 2021 AWG-PNW E-News

AWG-PNW Field trips Registration is underway for our joint field trip with GSOC to eastern Oregon to look at volcanics related to the Yellowstone Plume.  If you weren’t already on our interest list, you probably won’t be able to register for one of the limited number of AWG slots.  However, I’ll be sending out theContinue reading “April 2021 AWG-PNW E-News”

Past Events

GSOC has been kind enough to post recordings of our recent AWG-PNW Zoom presentations on their YouTube channel. You can find most of them at Lectures — Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC) The recording of our July 14 meeting with Tina Neal (USGS Volcano Science Center) is here.

2021 and 2022 Field Trip Updates

AWG-PNW GEOLOGY AND HOT SPRINGS TOUR OF SOUTHEASTERN BC IS POSTPONED TO MAY 2022

Registration will reopen late this year on the AWG website for our 11-day field trip in southeastern British Columbia, visiting several hot springs and looking at the spectacular geology and scenery. The tentative dates are April 30 – May 10. The cost is tentatively $1500, mostly covering lodging and some meals. Contact president@awgpnw.org for more information.

AWG FIELD TRIP TO THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SAN ANDREAS FAULT SEPTEMBER 16-23, 2021

There are still a few spaces on this field trip with Williams GeoAdventures to tour the San Andreas Fault from San Francisco north to Mendocino. The price (excluding airfare) is anticipated to be close to the original total price of $1900 (~double or triple occupancy). Watch for more information in AWG E-News. Check http://awg.org/FieldTrips for updated registration information.

AWG-PNW FIELD TRIP TO MOUNT ST. HELENS IS RESCHEDULED (AGAIN) TO SUMMER OF 2022

lodgings at the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center are the opposite of physically distanced), so we’ve postponed this 4- to 5-day field trip to 2022.

AWG FIELD TRIP TO ICELAND JULY 6-18, 2022

Next year, AWG’s field trip will be to Iceland. Tentative cost (excluding airfare) is $5800. The trip will be led by AWG’s Communications Coordinator Tamie Jovanelly, a geology professor at Berry College who recently authored Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features. Watch for more information in the summer and fall issues of Gaea or check http://awg.org/FieldTrips early next year for updated registration information.

Interested in joining AWG-PNW? Go to http://www.awg.org/ and click on “Become a member.” To get a membership form or more information, contact president@awgpnw.org.

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