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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan,
Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and southern and western Ontario

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  • New Editor of Physical Geology Lab Manual
    NAGT and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are pleased to welcome Baylor Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin as the Editor of the Physical Geology Lab Manual, starting with the publication of the 11th Edition. As Editor, Cronin will have a prominent role in setting the direction of geoscience education nationally. He was selected because of his distinguished career teaching at the university-level, and a strong vision for the direction of future editions. Dr. Cronin's work will be vital to updating both the content and pedagogical approach in the manual so as to maintain its alignment with current knowledge and practice in geology and related sciences, as well as science education. Congratulations Vince!
  • 2015 NAGT Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards
    NAGT is pleased to announce the 2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant awardees. NAGT recognizes outstanding teaching assistants in geoscience education annually. Both undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants are eligible for the award. Award winners receive a one year membership in NAGT, which includes an online subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education and our In The Trenches quarterly magazine. We offer two submission deadlines for this award, one in january and the other in June.

    2015 Recipients for the June award
    • Lars Anderas, University of Massachusetts Boston
    • Bobby Cruze, Chemeketa Community College
    • Renee French, Northwestern University
    • Macy Howarth, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    • Rebecca Kiekhaefer, Clemson University
    • David Moss, Syracuse University
    • Natalie Nelson, University of Florida
    • Raymond Pendleton, Texas A&M University Kingsville
    • 2015 Recipients for the January award
    • Kasey Garrand, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    • Luoth Chou, University of Illinois at Chicago
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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) was established in 1938 to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public.

NAGT organizes the technical program in geoscience education at every GSA Annual Meeting, and in this context also sponsors numerous technical sessions, workshops, and field trips. The organization also fosters advances in the teaching and learning of geoscience by means of scholarship aid to summer field-camp students, professional workshops for geoscience faculty, its Distinguished Speaker Series, and the Journal of Geoscience Education and through its partnership with the National Association for Black Geologists and Geophysicists.

In 2003 the Central Section of the NAGT was reorganized to include the former Central and East-Central Sections.

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