George P. Woollard Award
Nominations due 15 February
The George P. Woollard Award is given annually by the Geophysics Division to recognize individuals who have provided outstanding contributions to geology through the application of the principles and techniques of geophysics. The award is presented at the annual GSA meeting in conjunction with the Geophysics and Structural Geology and Tectonics Division business meetings. The recipient will be requested to deliver an honorary George P. Woollard Technical Lecture before the award ceremony that provides an overview and musings on his or her work. At the joint award ceremony, a citationist (usually the person who submitted the nomination) reads a written citation and the awardee reads a written response. A certificate is then awarded by the Geophysics Division. Both the citation and the response are subsequently posted on GSA's web site.
How to Submit your nomination for the Woollard Award
To nominate, all you need is a name, contact information, and a short paragraph statement on the nominee's qualifications, including a short summary of their specific work or outcomes and how these have contributed to geology. A curricula vita, if available, helps, but is not required. Please send as email attachments to Samantha Hansen, Chair, Geophysics Division, .
Nominations, due by 15 February of each year, are evaluated by a selection committee composed of three former award recipients. After an iterative ranking process, the committee forwards the top 3 candidates to the Geophysics Division Management Board for a final vote. The name of the selected awardee is then forwarded to GSA by 1 April for approval by Council. When approved, the awardee will be notified by GSA.
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