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The AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy Nomination Task Force: Advocating for Equal Representation in Scientific Honors through Crowdsourcing the Nomination Process

Presentation #127.01 in the session Driving Towards a More Diverse Space Physics Research Community – Perspectives, Initiatives, Strategies, and Actions — Poster Session.

Published onOct 20, 2022
The AGU Space Physics and Aeronomy Nomination Task Force: Advocating for Equal Representation in Scientific Honors through Crowdsourcing the Nomination Process

The Nomination Task Force was begun in 2017 in response to dismal diversity in SPA AGU Fellow nominations. Five years later, the NTF has crowdsourced elegant solutions for robust diverse nominations for AGU Fellow and other awards. Across AGU, the problem continues for other sections. We will shed light on our grass roots process and quantifiable successes, in hopes it can be reproduced to help many other fields. We encourage you to read the Eos article by Jaynes, MacDonald, and Keesee [2019] (all former NTF chairs) and to browse our website for more information on the NTF. We emphasize that the goal of the NTF is not to change the criteria for selection of AGU Fellows and other honors and awards; it is to increase the nomination rate of scientists from historically marginalized groups to a level that is more representative of the SPA membership.

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