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JGE Awards

The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)

The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research and curriculum and instruction at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. JGE is the publication of record for NAGT, and serves as the only international forum dedicated solely to the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.

Kathryn Stofer Receiving Award
Kathryn A. Stofer receiving her award (Outstanding Paper Award 2017 Recipient)

Award Recipients

JGE Outstanding Paper Award 2017 Recipient: Kathryn A. Stofer, When a Picture Isn't Worth 1000 Words: Learners Struggle to Find Meaning in Data Visualizations. Journal of Geoscience: August 2016, Vol.64, No. 3, pp. 231-241

doi: http://nagt-jge.org/doi/abs/10.5408/14-053.1

Current author affiliations are:
Kathryn A. Stofer = University of Florida

Kim Kastens Receiving Award
Kim Kastens receiving her award(Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017 Recipient)

JGE Outstanding Reviewer Award 2017 Recipient: Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

The Awards

The JGE Outstanding Paper Award

Because of the broad range of Research, Curriculum and Instruction, and Commentary manuscripts published by the Journal of Geoscience Education, it is impossible to define a set of criteria that must be applied to all papers considered for this award. Rather, it is expected that in order to be nominated, a paper must exhibit, as relevant, at least some of the following characteristics: (1) innovative enhancement of student learning, which is documented and assessed, (2) advancement of the discipline of geoscience education, and (3) broad societal impact of vital and significant high quality geoscience education. The award will be given for papers published during the preceding year (e.g. Fall 2012 award presentation for papers published in 2013).

Selection Process: Award nominations are open; they can be made by JGE readers, authors, and Editorial Board members. Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written discussion of how the nominated paper is an outstanding scholarly contribution, exhibiting one or more of the characteristics above (Criteria). Nomination shall be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. A deadline for submission will be set by the Editor-in-Chief; the nomination deadline is extended to JULY 1, 2016. Nominations for this award will be considered annually, but only given if a suitable candidate is identified. The selection committee will consist of the Editor-in-Chief, two additional JGE Editorial Board members (e.g., Editor of Research, Editor for Curriculum and Instruction, Associate Editors), and one NAGT Executive Committee member. Editorial Board members who nominate papers cannot serve on the Award selection committee that year. This committee will vote on the nominated papers. The Editor-in-Chief manages the selection process. In the case of a large number of nominations, two or more rounds of voting could be used. Authors of all nominated manuscripts will be notified in writing by the Editor-in-Chief after the selection process is complete.

Presentation: The names and affiliations of the awardee and all nominees will be published in JGE following the award decision. The Award will be presented by the Editor-in-Chief at a venue where NAGT members and editorial board members are present; for example, at the National Association of Geoscience Teachers luncheon held during the national meeting of the Geological Society of America. This award includes a plaque and a $200 cash prize.

Past Recipients:

Scott K. Clark, Julie C. Libarkin, Karen M. Kortz, and Sarah C. Jordan (2011) Alternative Conceptions of Plate Tectonics Held by Nonscience Undergraduates. Journal of Geoscience Education: November 2011, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 251-262. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/1.3651696.

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Michael R. Taber, Susan Lynds, Ben Domenico, and LuAnn Dahlman (2012) A Model for Enabling an Effective Outcome-Oriented Communication Between the Scientific and Educational Communities. Journal of Geoscience Education: August 2012, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 257-267. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/11-234.1.

Anthony D. Feig (2013) The Allochthon of Misfit Toys. Journal of Geoscience Education: August 2013, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 306-317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/13-004.1.

Carol J. Ormand, Cathryn Manduca, Thomas F. Shipley, Basil Tikoff, Cara L. Harwood, Kinnari Atit, and Alexander P. Boone (2014) Evaluating Geoscience Students' Spatial Thinking Skills in a Multi-Institutional Classroom Study. Journal of Geoscience Education: February 2014, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 146-154. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5408/13-027.1

The JGE Outstanding Reviewer Award

The quality of the Journal of Geoscience Education is dependent on dedicated reviewers and editors. JGE Editorial Board would like to recognize those reviewers who: (1) provided reviews of exceptional quality, (2) completed reviews more quickly than average, and/or (3) completed more reviews than average. The award will be based on the quality and quantity of reviews completed in the past year.

Process: JGE authors and members of the Editorial Board may nominate reviewers for this Award. Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written discussion of how the reviewer made an outstanding contribution to the peer-review process of JGE, as outlined in the selection Criteria. Nomination shall be submitted to the Editor-in Chief. A deadline for submission will be set by the Editor-in-Chief; the nomination deadline is extended to JULY 1, 2016. Nominations for this award will be considered annually, but only given if a suitable candidate is identified. The selection committee will consist of the Editor-in-Chief, two additional JGE Editorial Board members (e.g., Editor of Research, Editor for Curriculum and Instruction, Associate Editors), and one NAGT Executive Committee member. Editorial Board members who nominate papers cannot serve on the Award selection committee that year. This committee will select the Award recipient by vote. The Editor-in-Chief manages the selection process. In the case of a large number of nominations, two or more rounds of voting could be used. All nominated reviewers will be notified in writing by the Editor-in-Chief after the selection process is complete.

Presentation: The names and affiliations of the Awardee and all nominees will be published in JGE following the award selection. The Award will be presented by the Editor-in Chief at a venue where NAGT members and editorial board members are present; for example, at the National Association of Geoscience Teachers luncheon held during the national meeting of the Geological Society of America. This award includes a plaque and a $100 cash prize.

Past Recipients:

2012 Dr. Kyle Grey, University of Northern Iowa
2013 Dr. Anthony Feig, Central Michigan University
2014 Dr. Cinzia Cervato, Iowa State University

2015 Katrien van der Hoeven Kraft, Whatcom Community College, and Roger Levine, Independent Consultant

2016 Julie Sexton, University of Northern Colorado