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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 April-May 2022 E-News

Chapter News Because of the chapter field trip to SE BC in late April – early May, this is a double issue.  New AWG website coming! AWG is completely changing their website and their databases. This will have several advantages for AWG… Continue reading…

Upcoming Meetings

Save the date for our fall Zoom meeting!

October 24th at 4 pm — Sophie Kurucz (Ontario Geological Survey) will present Earth’s first snowball event: Evidence from the early Paleoproterozoic Huronian Supergroup

Past Events

GSOC has been kind enough to post recordings of most of our recent AWG-PNW Zoom presentations on their YouTube channel. You can find them at Lectures — Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC) The recording of our May 14 meeting with Dr. Gillian Foulger (Durham University Emerita) on Plumes or Not? The status of the debate at Iceland and Yellowstone is here.

2022 Field Trip Updates

AWG-PNW GEOLOGY AND HOT SPRINGS TOUR OF SOUTHEASTERN BC: APRIL 30 – MAY 11, 2022

This trip is completed. Watch for a story in our next newsletter.

AWG-PNW FIELD TRIP TO MOUNT ST. HELENS IS RESCHEDULED (AGAIN) TO SUMMER OF 2023 – WE HOPE

Our 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 2023.

AWG’S 2023 FIELD TRIP WILL BE TO NEWFOUNDLAND & NOVA SCOTIA IN AUGUST. Contact president@awgpnw.org to be put on the interest list and get trip updates.

AWG FIELD TRIP TO ICELAND: JULY 6-18, 2022 and JULY 25 – AUGUST 6, 2022

Both of these trips are FULL. Contact president@awgpnw.org to be put on a waiting list. The cost (excluding airfare) is $6000. The trips will be led by Tamie Jovanelly, a geology professor at Berry College who has recently authored Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features. Go to http://www.icelandgeologytours.com for more information.

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

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