The Association for Women Geoscientists' (AWG) exists to promote the professional development of its members, to provide geoscience outreach to girls, and to encourage women to become geoscientists. Our Osage chapter serves the KU and surrounding regions by providing outreach, education, and financial support to current and future women geoscientists as well as regional community members of both genders. Our Chapter provides over $4000 in research scholarships each year to geoscience students of both genders.

You can learn more about meeting times, events, scholarships and seminars on our AWG facebook page.


2017-2018 Officers:

  • Past President: Jeff Ross
  • President: Deserae Jennings
  • President-Elect: Leila Joyce
  • Secretary: Emily Barry
  • Treasurer: Kathleen Graham
  • Treasurer-Elect: Julie Sophis
  • Mentor Program Coordinators: Amy Olsen (undergrad) and Ashley Cocciadiferro (graduate)
  • Faculty Advisor: Gwen Macpherson
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