Earthquakes have the potential to impact lives, infrastructure and economies; and many scientists dedicate their careers to understanding them better. The Seismological Society of America recognizes several scientists annually for their advances in the field of seismology and for their work educating the public about the risks associated with earthquakes.
Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to recognize Dr. Susan Werner Kieffer, Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with the 2017 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal. The Medal will be awarded to Dr. Kieffer at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists awards ceremony on April 2, 2017, in Houston.
AESE announcement - It’s time to submit the forms to nominate noteworthy publications and exceptional individuals in publishing for the annual Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) awards. This year we have pushed the deadline forward a bit—to May 15, 2017—for submitting materials to be considered. This earlier deadline will give the committee enough time to read and judge the submitted publications before this year’s annual meeting in Yellowknife, NWT (September 6–9, 2017), where the winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet.
Alexandria, VA - M.J. Tykoski, an eighth grade teacher at Cooper Junior High School in Wylie, Texas, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Tykoski earned her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Texas Earth Science Teachers Association, and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. She was a finalist for last year’s award.