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2012 GSA Division primary Award Recipients

GSA Division   Award Name
Current
GSA Awards
Division and
Section Awards

Awardees are honored each year at the GSA Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony at the GSA Annual Meeting.

To view Citations & Responses from past years, visit the links below.

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    (all Named Division Awards - 415KB PDF)


Past Recipients

Archaeological Geology Rip Rapp Archaeological Geology Award
Coal Geology Gilbert H. Cady Award
Engineering Geology E.B. Burwell, Jr., Award
Geoinformatics Outstanding Contributions Award
Geophysics George P. Woollard Award
Geoscience Education Biggs Earth Science Teaching Award
History and Philosophy of Geology Mary C. Rabbitt History of Geology Award
Hydrogeology O. E. Meinzer Award
Limnogeology Israel C. Russell Award
Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Distinguished Geologic Career Award
Planetary Geology G. K. Gilbert Award
Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Kirk Bryan Award for Research Excellence
Sedimentary Geology Laurence L. Sloss Award
Structural Geology & Tectonics Career Contribution Award

top2012 Rip Rapp Archaeological Geology Award

John W. WeymouthJohn W. Weymouth
Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska

Citation by Mark Lynott and Rinita Dalan
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About the Award | Past Recipients (click on "Awards")
Visit the Archaeological Geology Division Web site

top2012 Gilbert H. Cady Award

Leslie F. Ruppert Leslie F. ("Jingle") Ruppert
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Citation by James C. Hower
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About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Coal Geology Division Web site

top2012 E.B. Burwell, Jr., Award

Shinya Nakamura Shinya Nakamura
University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
   for: Nakamura, S., Gibo, S., Egashira, K and Kimura, S., 2010, Platy layer silicate mineralsfor controlling residual strength in landslide soils of different origins and geology: Geology, v. 38; no. 8; p. 743746; doi: 10.1130/G30908.1

Citation by William H. Schulz
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About the Award | Past Recipients   (click on Awards > E.B. Burwell)
Visit the Environmental and Engineering Geology Division Web site

top2012 Outstanding Contributions in Geoinformatics

Linda C. Gundersen Linda C. Gundersen
USGS, Reston

Citation by Kerstin A. Lehnert
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | No Past Recipients
Visit the Geoinformatics Division Web site

top2012 George P. Woollard Award

Robert B. Smith Robert B. Smith
University of Utah

Citation by G. Randy Keller
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Geophysics Geology Division Web site

top2012 Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

Kathleen D. Surpless Kathleen D. Surpless
Trinity University in San Antonio

Citation by Diane R. Smith
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Geoscience Education Division Web site

top2012 Mary C. Rabbitt History and Philosophy of Geology Award

Gary D. Rosenberg Gary D. Rosenberg
Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI)

Citation by James C. Dawson
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the History and Philosophy of Geology Division Web site

top2012 O.E. Meinzer Award

David L. Parkhurst David L. Parkhurst
U.S. Geological Survey, Denver
   for: Parkhurst, D. L., Thorstenson, D. C., and Plummer, L. N., 1980, PHREEQE: A computer program for geochemical calculations: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 80-96, 210 p. (http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri8096)

Citation by Pierre D. Glynn
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About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Hydrogeology Division Web site

top2012 Israel C. Russell Award

Tim K. Lowenstein Tim K. Lowenstein
SUNY at Binghamton

Citation by Kathleen C. Benison
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award and How to Nominate
Visit the Limnogeology Division Web site

top2012 Distinguished Geologic Career Award (MGPV Division)

Jason B. Saleeby Jason B. Saleeby
California Institute of Technology

Citation by George G. Gehrels
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology (MGPV) Division Web site

top2012 G. K. Gilbert Award

Peter H. Schultz Peter H. Schultz
Brown University

Citation by David A. Crawford
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Planetary Division Web site

top2012 Kirk Bryan Award

Neal R. Iverson Neal R. Iverson
Iowa State University
   for: N.R. Iverson, T.S. Hooyer, J.F. Thomason, M. Graesch, and J.R. Shumway, 2008, The experimental basis for interpreting particle and magnetic fabrics of sheared till: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 33 (4), p. 627-645.

Citation by Scott C. Lundstrom
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
(click on Awards > Kirk Bryan > Past Recipients)
Visit the Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division Web site

top2012 Laurence L. Sloss Award

Gail M. Ashley Gail M. Ashley
Rutgers State University

Citation by Steven G. Driese
View Citation & Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Sedimentary Geology Division Web site

top2012 Structural Geology & Tectonics Career Contribution Award

Richard W. Allmendinger Richard W. Allmendinger
Cornell University

Citation by Larry Douglas Brown
View Response ]

About the Award | Past Recipients
Visit the Structural Geology & Tectonics Division Web site

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