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Honoring Earth and Space Scientists

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The Geologic Society of America (GSA) selected the following winners of its 2015 division awards: Francis “Frank” H. Brown, of the University of Utah, received the Rip Rapp Archaeological Geology Award; Rachel Cajigas, of the University of Arizona, was selected for the Claude C. Albritton, Jr., Memorial Student Research Award; Claus F. K. Diessel, of the University of Newcastle, Australia, was honored with the Gilbert H. Cady Award; Marisa Earll, of the University of Arizona, received the Antoinette Lierman Medlin Field Award; Severin Presswood, of Southern Illinois University, was recognized with the Antoinette Lierman Medlin Research Award; Jeff Keaton, of Amec Foster Wheeler, was chosen for the Distinguished Practice Award; Dennis Staley, of the U.S. Geological Survey, was honored with the Meritorious Service Award; Eldon Gath, of Earth Consultants International, was selected as the Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer (2014–2015); Corina Cerovski-Darriau, of the University of Oregon, Stefanie Gugolz, of the University of Georgia, and David Korte, of Kent State University, received Roy J. Shlemon Scholarship Awards; Arpita Bose, of Washington University in St. Louis, Tim Lyons, of University of California, Riverside, Elizabeth Raff, of Indiana University, Bloomington, and Rudolf Raff, of Indiana University, Bloomington, were recognized with Outstanding Contributions in Geobiosciences Awards; Lesley Wyborn, of the Australian National University, was honored with the Outstanding Contributions Award; Genevieve Kidman, of Southern Utah University, and Stephanie Wong, of Baylor University, were selected for Best Student Presentation Awards; David A. D. Evans, of Yale University, was chosen for the George P. Woollard Award; Henok Kiflu, of the University of South Florida, received the Allan V. Cox Student Research Award; Abigail Maxwell, of Louisiana State University, and Bradley Sparks, of Colorado State University, were recognized with Geophysics Division Student Research Awards; Kyle Gray, of the University of Northern Iowa, was honored with the Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching; Léo F. Laporte, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, was selected for the Mary C. Rabbitt History of Geology Award; Kennard Baker Bork, of Denison University, was chosen for the Gerry and Sue Friedman Award for Distinguished Service; John A. Sime, of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, received the History and Philosophy of Geology Student Award; Brian Berkowitz, of the Weizmann Institute of Science, was recognized with the O. E. Meinzer Award; Clifford Voss, of the U.S. Geological Survey, was selected as the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer; William W. Simpkins, of Iowa State University, was chosen for the George Burke Maxey Distinguished Service Award; Michael Cardiff, of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, received the Kohout Early Career Award; Alec Gierzynski, of Northern Illinois University, Michael O’Connor, of the University of Texas at Austin, Madelyn Percy, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jonathan Reeves, of the University of Massachusetts, and Brady Ziegler, of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, were recognized with Hydrogeology Student Research Awards; Andrew S. Cohen, of the University of Arizona, was honored with the Israel C. Russell Award; Ann Elisabeth Morey (Ross), of Oregon State University, received the Kerry Kelts Student Research Award; David A. Clague, of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, was selected for the Distinguished Geologic Career Award; Frances Elaine Jenner, of The Open University, was chosen for the Early Career Award; John Buchanan, of the Colorado School of Mines, Nicholas Levitt, of the University of Wisconsin, Chelsea MacKaman-Lofland, of the University of Texas at Austin, Madison Myers, of the University of Oregon, William Nachlas, of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and Demian Nelson, of the University of California, Santa Barbara, were recognized with MGPV Student Research Grant Awards; Matthew P. Golombek, of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was honored with the G. K. Gilbert Award; Michael Kelley, of NASA, was selected for the Ronald Greeley Award for Distinguished Service. Eight honorees received Stephen E. Dwornik Research Awards: Robert E. Jacobsen, of the University of Tennessee, was selected for Best Graduate Oral; Alison R. Santos, of the University of New Mexico, was chosen for Honorable Mention Graduate Oral; Hannah C. M. Susorney, of Johns Hopkins University, was recognized for Best Graduate Poster; Jessica A. Watkins, of the University of California, Los Angeles, was selected for Honorable Mention Graduate Poster; Jonathan Oulton, of Florida State University, was awarded for Best Undergraduate Oral; Roger J. Michaelides, of Cornell University, was recognized for Honorable Mention Undergraduate Oral; Hank M. Cole, of the Colorado School of Mines, was honored for Best Undergraduate Poster; Amanda Stadermann, of Washington University in St. Louis, was recognized for Honorable Mention Undergraduate Poster. George Denton, of the University of Maine, received the Distinguished Career Award; Marith Reheis, of the U.S. Geological Survey, was selected for the Farouk El-Baz Award; Mariah Richards, of Colorado State University, was chosen for the Arthur D. Howard Student Research Grant; Marina Foster, of Arizona State University, was awarded the J. Hoover Mackin Student Research Grant; Sarah Schanz, of the University of Washington, received the Marie Morisawa Student Research Award; Charles Shobe, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, was honored with the Robert K. Fahnestock Memorial Award; Ryan Frazer, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was selected for the John A. Black Award; Jotautas Baronas, of the University of Southern California, was recognized with the John Montagne Research Award; Lyman Persico, of Whitman College, was chosen for the Gladys W. Cole Research Award; Jody Bourgeois, of the University of Washington, received the Laurence L. Sloss Award; John Chesley, of the University of South Carolina, was selected for the Sedimentary Geology Division Student Research Award; Tanya Atwater, of the University of California, Santa Barbara, was honored with the Career Contribution Award; Cody Colleps, of the University of Texas at Austin, Michael Eddy, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brittany Huerta, of California State University, Northridge, Calvin Mako, of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and Louis Wersan, of Indiana University, were recognized with Structural Geology & Tectonics Student Research Awards.

GSA published a listing of the above division awardees in the November 2015 issue of GSA Today.

Citation: AGU (2016), Honoring Earth and space scientists, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO047697. Published on 9 March 2016.

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