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Furman named president-elect of new American Geophysical Union section




by Matthew Carroll

Tanya Furman, professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, was appointed president-elect of the newly formed education section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

“I am honored and somewhat intimidated to be chosen for this position,” said Furman, who began serving on the AGU leadership council immediately after her selection in October.

The education section was created in August to develop a diverse, inclusive and dynamic earth and space science talent pool, according to the organization.

“The education section was established after many years of thoughtful action by earth and space science faculty members,” Furman said. “I am very pleased that we are launching the section during AGU’s centennial celebration. A focus on education feels like a good way to embark on the next hundred years of sharing excellent research.”

The section aims to provide a transdisciplinary home for educators and education researchers. It will provide scholarship and educational expertise and will help develop partnerships with other organizations and the public, according to a statement on the AGU website. (more) 

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