Excellence in JEDI Award
About the Excellence in JEDI Award
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers community is committed to the promotion of justice, equity, diversity, and/or inclusion (JEDI) in the geoscience education community. To honor colleagues who have made significant contributions to these areas, each year the NAGT DEI committee recognizes an individual or group with the JEDI award.
The JEDI award recognizes this person or group for their outstanding contribution(s) that may include, but are not limited to, developing both formal and informal activities that promote JEDI in the geosciences, exemplary mentorship of the next generation of diverse geoscientists and geoscience educators, influential communications that promote discussion and actions in support of JEDI, or relevant scholarly contributions.
The JEDI awardee will receive a complimentary one-year membership to NAGT, a ticket to the NAGT luncheon at the GSA Annual Meeting, and an invitation to present their relevant work to the membership at a DEI committee sponsored event. Nominations for this award will be accepted through an online form. Awardees will be selected each year by the NAGT-DEI Committee and confirmed by the Executive Committee. Support may be available to attend the meeting. Nominations for these awards will be kept under consideration for 3 years in the event that multiple people are nominated.
2022 Award Recipient: Vashan Wright, University of California San Diego
Make a Nomination
NAGT members may nominate themselves or other NAGT members. Nominations for this award will be accepted through an online submission form. Awardees will be selected each year by the NAGT-DEI Committee. Support may be available to attend the meeting. Nominations for these awards will be kept under consideration for 3 years in the event that multiple people are nominated.
Nomination packet should include:
- CV or resume
- At least one letter from a current member of NAGT (self-nominations welcomed)
- 2-4 additional letters from people familiar with the member's JEDI activities. Letters should describe specific activities that demonstrate how the nominee has met the goals of the award
Nominations are due April 15
You may submit all nomination materials through the online nomination form or send them all together in one package to:
Excellence in JEDI Award
c/o Carleton College W-SERC
One North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057