“AWG Professional Excellence Award” for Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth

Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth was awarded with the “AWG Professional Excellence Award” by the Association for Women Geoscientists.

As recently announced at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, CO, USA (9-12 October 2022), the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) awards this year’s Professional Excellence Award (PEA) in the category “Academia/Research” to Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth.

Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth started her career at the GFZ in 1994 as a PhD student and continued as a research scientist. In 2008 she became head of Basin Modelling section (former Basin Analysis) and since 2016 she is director of the department “Geosystems”. In a joint appointment she is Professor at the University of Aachen. Her work focuses on the topics of Geoenergy and Geodynamics of the lithosphere in different tectonic settings worldwide. Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth studied geology at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen and TU Berlin.

Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth is showing an impressive record of scientific contributions to the fields of geodynamics and georesources and has been extremely successful as an active member of various international and national research boards and committees

The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) is a global organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers. AWG was founded in 1977 and currently has over 750 members representing 18 countries across the globe.

The organization has three overarching goals:

  • to encourage the participation of women in the geosciences
  • to enhance the professional growth and development of women in the geosciences
  • and to promote the Exchange of professional, technical, and educational information among their membership.

The AWG Professional Excellence Awards (PEA) were established in 2013 and go to women who, throughout their careers, made distinguished contributions in the following three areas: government/regulatory; industry/consulting; and academia/research.

For more information please visit: www.awg.org

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