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Awards & Honors 2013-2014

Common Abbreviations:

AAPG = Amer. Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists

AIPG = American Institute of Prof. Geologists

AGS = Austin Geological Society

AGU = American Geophysical Union

BEG = Bureau of Economic Geology

DGS = Department of Geological Sciences

GCAGS = Gulf Coast Assoc. Geological Societies

GSA = Geological Society of America

SEG = Society of Exploration Geophysicists

UTIG = Institute for Geophysics

Faculty & Researchers

William Ambrose

EMD (Energy Minerals Division of AAPG) Honorary Membership, presented at annual AAPG Convention; EMD (Energy Minerals Division of AAPG) President’s Certificate for Excellence in Poster Presentation presented at annual AAPG Convention

James Austin

Outstanding Career Researcher Award, UTIG

Jaime Barnes

JSG Outstanding Educator Award, DGS

Robert Baumgardner

Charles J. Mankin Memorial Award, Association of American State Geologists

Christopher Bell

Intro Knebel Teaching Award

Bayani Cardenas

Best Represented Research Group, 1st place, Jackson School Research Symposium

William Carlson

Knebel Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching

Ginny Catania

DGS Science Award

Julia Clarke

JSG Outstanding Research Award, DGS

Kerry Cook

Knebel Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching

Michael DeAngelo

BEG Author Achievement Award

Shirley Dutton

Distinguished Lecturer, AAPG; Doris Malkin Curtis Medal, Gulf Coast Section

Sergey Fomel

Top 30 presentation at the 82nd Annual International Meeting of SEG; Tinker Family BEG Publication Award;Best Student Poster at 83rd Annual International Meeting of SEG

Julia Gale

Distinguished Lecturer, AAPG

Stephen Grand

Shell Companies Foundation Centennial Chair in Geophysics

Herbert Hamlin

Charles J. Mankin Memorial Award, Association of American State Geologists

Bob Hardage

Past President, SEG Board of Directors

Tucker Hentz

Distinguished Service Award, GCAGS; Fellow, GSA

Brian Horton

Outstanding Researcher Award, UTIG; Director’s Circle of Excellence

Susan Hovorka

BEG Publication Award, Exemplary Publication of Scientific or Economic Impact for process-based approach to CO2 leakage detection by vadose zone gas monitoring at geologic CO2 storage sites

Charles Jackson

Statoil-funded Lectureship at Imperial College, 2010-2013 (£350,000)

Martin Jackson

William L. Fisher Endowed Chair in Geological Sciences, BEG

Charles Kerans

Grover P. Murray Distinguished Educator Award, AAPG; Francis J. Pettijohn Medal for Sedimentology, Society for Sedimentary Geology

Richard Ketcham

DGS Science Award

Joseph Levy

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, UTIG

Robert Loucks

2014 AAPG Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award; Karst Waters Institute 2014 KWI Karst Award; AAPG Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award; GCAGS Journal President’s Award

Floyd Lucia

GCAGS Journal President’s Award for Best Paper

Ernest Lundelius Jr.

Distinguished Career Award, American Quaternary Association

Timothy Meckel

Bernold M. “Bruno” Hanson Division of Environmental Geosciences Excellence of Presentation Award, AAPG Annual Convention

Lorena Moscardelli

BEG-GAAC Publication Award

Jean-Philippe Nicot

Joseph C. Walter Jr. Excellence Award, BEG

Katherine Romanak

BEG Publication Award, Exemplary Publication of Scientific or Economic Impact for process-based approach to CO2 leakage detection by vadose zone gas monitoring at geologic CO2 storage sites; Most Groundbreaking, Innovative and Insightful Presentation at the 12th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration

Bridget Scanlon

Fellow, American Geophysical Union

Krista Soderlund

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, UTIG

Daniel Stockli

Best Represented Research Group, 2nd place, Jackson School Research Symposium

Scott Tinker

John T. Galey Sr. Memorial Public Service Award, AIPG; Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of Geology, American Geosciences Institute; TIPRO “Hats Off” Award; AAPG Geosciences in the Media National Award

Brad Wolaver

BEG-GAAC Publication Award

Changbing Yang

BEG Publication Award, Exemplary Publication of Scientific or Economic Impact for process-based approach to CO2 leakage detection by vadose zone gas monitoring at geologic CO2 storage sites

Staff

Cathy Brown

JSG Outstanding Service Award, BEG

Kim LaValley

Best Paper Award, COMSOL Conference

Lynda Miller

JSG Staff Excellence Award, UTIG

Hejun Zhu

Excellence Prize of 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad; Jackson School Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship

Promotions

Peter Eichhubl

Senior Research Scientist, BEG

Ursula Hammes

Research Scientist, BEG

Farzam Javadpour

Research Scientist, BEG

Richard Ketcham

Professor, DGS

Luc Lavier

Associate Professor, DGS

Kirk McIntosh

Senior Research Scientist, UTIG

Cornel Olariu

Research Scientist, DGS

Students

Tricia Alverez

Student Oral Presentation Sponsored by Shell, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition

Veronica Anderson

Graduate Research Grant

Katelyn Atakturk

Student Service Award, Graduate Student Executive Committee

Khushboo Arora

Chevron Texaco Fellowship; Muehlberger Field Scholarship

Kevin Befus

Horton Research Grant, AGU

Kenneth Befus

Technical Sessions Best Speaker Award, Ph.D., DGS

Alyse Briody

Technical Sessions Best Speaker Award, M.S, DGS

Meredith Bush

Graduate Student Research Grant, GSA; Alexander and Geraldine Wanek Memorial Grant, AAPG; Statoil Graduate Fellowship; Ogden Tweto Memorial Fund Grant, Colorado Scientific Society; Geological Societies Student Grant, Gulf Coast Association

Amanda Calle

Graduate Student Research Grant, GSA

Taylor Canada

Folk/McBride Petrography Award, DGS

Marie Cavitte

Late-Career Ph.D. Best Poster Award, 1st place, Jackson School Research Symposium

Yangkang Chen

Marathon Geophysics Fellowship, Marathon Oil Company

Michael Brett Cronin

Late-Career M.S. Best Poster Award, 2nd place, Jackson School Research Symposium

Debanjan Datta

Anadarko/SEG Scholarship

Joshua Davis

Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award, 1st place, Jackson School ResearchSymposium

Luke Decker

Best Student Poster at SEG

Robert Dennen

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, DGS

Audrey Eljuri

Undergraduate Best Poster Award, 1st place, Jackson School Research Symposium

Rattanaporn Fong-Ngern

Late-Career Ph.D. Best Poster Award, 2nd place, Jackson School Research Symposium

Marina Fredrik

Graduate Research Grant, GSA

Stefanie Frelinger

Matthewson Scholarship Award, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists

Michelle Gevedon

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, DGS

Kealie Goodwin

Exxon Mobile Travel Grant; GSA Grant; Roscoe G. Jackson II Award for Sedimentology

Emily Hernandez Goldstein

Graduate Research Fellowship,National Science Foundation

Menal Gupta

Anadarko/SEG Scholarship; ExxonMobil Travel Grant/SEG Scholarship

Jacob Jordan

Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award, 2nd place, Jackson School Research Symposium

Woong Mo Koo

William Dow Hamm Memorial Grand, AAPG

Renas I. Koshnaw (Mohammed)

Graduate Student Research Grant, GSA

Felicia Kulp

Late-Career M.S. Best Poster Award, 1st place, Jackson School Research Symposium

Ashley Latimer

Technical Sessions Best Speaker Award, M.S., DGS

Matthew Ledvina

Society of Economic Geologists Student Research McKinstry Grant

Sasha Montelli

Fulbright Scholarship

Kimberly Myers

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, DGS

Johnathon Osmond

East Texas Geological Society Scholarship; GSA Structural Geology & Tectonics Division Field Trip Grant

Allison Pace

GK-12 Fellowship, Environmental Science Institute

Yang Peng

CSC Scholarship, Golden Bay Scholarship

Nicholas Perez

Research Grant, AAPG

Natalie Raia

Folk/McBride Petrography Award, DGS

Sebastian Ramerez

Post-Expedition Award, International Ocean Discovery Program; AGU Travel Grant; Graduate Student Research Grant, GSA

Reed Roush

A.L. Cox Best Poster Award, AAPG Southwest Section Annual Conference

Dustin Schroeder

Best Graduate Paper Award, JSG

Jeffrey Senison

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, DGS

Nikki Seymour

Folk/McBride Petrography Award, DGS

Timothy Shin

Technical Sessions Best Speaker Award, M.S., DGS

Kaustubh Thirumalai

Shipboard Scientist Candidate for Joides Resolution

Kelsi Ustipak

Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Award, IE Program College of Communications; Best Graduate Student Cover Letter; GSA Research Grant Award;  GSA Sedimentary Geology Division Student Research Award

Maureen LeVoir Walton

Outstanding Student Paper Award, AGU 2013 Fall Meeting; Student Presentation Award, Seismological Society of America 2014 Annual Meeting, GK-12 Fellowship, Environmental Science Institute; Ewing/Worzel Fellowship, UTIG

Logan West

GK-12 Fellowship, Environmental Science Institute

Jie Xu

Ewing/Worzel Fellowship, UTIG; Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship Fund, Jackson School of Geosciences

Julie Zurbuchen

Undergraduate Best Poster Award, 2nd place, Jackson School Research Symposium