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Our members are doing some incredible things. When we hear of newsworthy achievements we post them here so that they can enjoy the congratulations of their friends and colleagues. If you have news like this to share send an email about it to and let us know about it.

July 12, 2012

NAGT Members Named as NAGT Fellows

Three of NAGT's members have been named as a part of the 2012 class of Geological Society of America Fellows.

Congratulations to Bob, Tracy, and Carl!

NAGT Member Egger Awarded Science Prize for Inquiry Based Instruction

NAGT member Anne Egger, Central Washington University, has won the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction for June 2012. The prize was established "to encourage innovation and excellence in education by recognizing outstanding, inquiry-based, science and design-based engineering education modules." You can learn more about the prize, see Anne's winning entry, and read the articles by past winners on the Science website: Anne typically uses the Plate Tectonics Jigsaw activity towards the beginning of an introductory geoscience course.

May 30, 2012

Trujillo Textbook Awarded a "Texty" Award

Essentials of Oceanography 10th Edition by NAGT member Alan P. Trujillo and Harold V. Thurman was awarded a 2012 "Textbook Excellence Award" from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), the only association devoted solely to serving textbook and academic authors since 1987. The "Textbook Excellence Award" recognizes works for their excellence in the areas of content, presentation, appeal, and teachability. The publisher, Pearson Education, nominated the book for the award and the textbook was critically reviewed by a panel of expert judges. The award will be presented in June at an award ceremony luncheon during TAA's annual conference.

April 3, 2012

Geoscience Faculty Named Among 300 Best Professors

In April, NAGT Members John Knox (University of Georgia - Geography) and Tekla Harms (Amherst College - Geology) were named among The Princeton Review's 300 Best Professors for 2012. From the official press release:
"For this project, The Princeton Review culled an initial list using its surveys of hundreds of thousands of students that revealed the colleges at which students highly rated their professors' teaching ability and accessibility. Data from identified more than 42,000 professors at those schools that students had rated on its site. Combining this info, a base list of 1,000 professors was formed. After obtaining further input from school administrators and students, as well as from Princeton Review's surveys of the professors under consideration, the editors of The Princeton Review made the final choices of the professors they profile in the book."

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