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Awards 2014-2015

Common Abbreviations:

AAPG American Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists

AIPG Amer. Institute of Prof. Geologists

AGS Austin Geological Society

AGU American Geophysical Union

BEG Bureau of Economic Geology

DGS Dept. of Geological Sciences

GCAGS Gulf Coast Assoc. Geological Soc.

GSA Geological Society of America

SEG Soc. of Exploration Geophysicists

SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

UTIG Institute for Geophysics

Faculty and Researchers

BILL AMBROSE

Certificate of Merit, AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences

JAIME BARNES

Faculty Annual Evaluation Award, Assistant Professor, DGS

WHITNEY BEHR

Knebel Teaching Award, Graduate

BAYANI CARDENAS

Faculty Annual Evaluation Award, Associate Professor, DGS

ELIZABETH CATLOS

Knebel Teaching Award, Intro Course

GAIL CHRISTESON

I. Levorsen Award

SHIRLEY DUTTON

Doris Malkin Curtis Medal, GCAGS

KATHERINE ELLINS

Fulbright award

WILLIAM FISHER

Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

William L. Fisher Endowed Chair in Geological Sciences establish and endowed by Jackson School of Geosciences through support of friends, University of Texas at Austin

Doctorate of Sciences, Honoris Causa, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Chairman’s Award, AAPG Foundation

Elected Trustee Emeritus, American Geosciences Institute

PETER FLEMINGS

Tinker Family BEG Publication Award

CRAIG FULTHORPE

Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award, 2nd Place, GCAGS

WILLIAM GALLOWAY

Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award, 2nd Place, GCAGS

PATRICIA GANEY-CURRY

Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award, 2nd Place, GCAGS

MICHAEL HUDEC

Tinker Family BEG Publication Award

AKAND ISLAM

BEG Publication Award, Most First-Author Publications in 2014

CHARLES KERANS

Francis J. Pettijohn Medal for Sedimentology, SEPM

WONSUCK KIM

Faculty Annual Evaluation Award, Assistant Professor

ROBERT LOUCKS

Journal President’s Award for Outstanding Paper, GCAGS

JERRY LUCIA

Journal President’s Award for Outstanding Paper, GCAGS

KITTY MILLIKEN

Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award, AAPG

Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award, AAPG

DAVID MOHRIG

Knebel Teaching Award, Undergraduate

SHARON MOSHER

Invaluable Service to GeoScienceWorld Award, 10th year anniversary

JEAN-PHILIPPE NICOT

Certificate of Merit, AAPG Division of Environmental Geosciences

Fellow, GSA

MARIA NIKOLINAKOU

Tinker Family BEG Publication Award

IAN NORTON

I. Levorsen Award, GCAGS

JASON SANFORD

I. Levorsen Award, GCAGS

BRIDGET R. SCANLON

2014 AGU Fellow

MRINAL SEN

Honorary Membership, SEG

JOHN SNEDDEN

Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award, 2nd Place, GCAGS

I. Levorsen Award, GCAGS

DANIEL STOCKLI

Faculty Annual Evaluation Award,Full Professor, DGS

SCOTT TINKER

AAPG Honorary Member Award

TIMOTHY WHITEAKER

Thomas A. Philpott Excellence of Presentation Award, 2nd Place, GCAGS

TONGWEI ZHANG

Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award, AAPG

Students

LAUREN ANDREWS

Technical Sessions Best Speaker,Fall, Ph.D.

RACHEL BERNARD

Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF

REETAM BISWAS

Schlumberger Ocean Competition,3rd Place

EMILIE BOWMAN

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest,2nd Place Undergraduate

AMANDA CALLE

Marta Sutton Weeks-Wulf, AAPG

Off-Campus Research Award, JSG

TAYLOR CANADA

USGS/NAGT Internship

SEBASTIAN CARDONA

Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship

Norman H. Foster Memorial Grant, AAPG

Research Grant, Clay Minerals Society

Student Grant, 7th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, New Zealand

TOMAS CAPALDI

Outstanding TA Award, DGS

MIGUEL CISNEROS

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest,2nd Place Graduate

DAVID CONWELL

Technical Sessions Best Speaker, Spring, MS

LAURA DAFOV

Undergraduate Best Poster Award, Honorable Mention, Jackson School Research Symposium

DEBANJAN DATTA

Schlumberger Ocean Competition,3rd Place

RATTANAPORN FONG-NGERN

2015 Outstanding Student Award, Houston Geological Society

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

TYLER FRITZ

USGS/NAGT Internship

EMILIE GENTRY

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

SARAH GEORGE

Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF

Garth W. Caylor Memorial Grant, AAPG

Graduate Student Research Grant, GSA

Graduate Student Grant, SEPM

GAIL GUTOWSKI

Outstanding TA Award, DGS

ROMY HANNA

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

Gordon A. McKay Award, Best Student Oral Presentation, the Meteoritical Society

SCARLETTE HSIA

Mineralogical Society of America Undergraduate Prize

MATT KAUFMAN

Graduate Groundwater Field Methods Award

LUCY TINGWEI KO

Best Poster Award, Houston Geological Society Mudrocks Applied Geoscience Conference

WOONG MO KOO

Late-Career Masters Best Poster Award, 1st Place, Jackson School Research Symposium

CHELSEA MACKAMAN-LOFLAND

Research Grant, GSA

Research Grant, AAPG

EDWARD MARSHALL

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest, 1st Place Graduate

Graduate Student Research Grant, GSA

ANDREW MCPEAK

Estwing Hammer

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest, 2nd Place Undergraduate

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

ALEKSANDR MONTELLI

Late-Career Masters Best Poster Award, 2nd Place, Jackson School Research Symposium

KATHERINE NEWMAN

Austin Geological Society Scholarship

MICHAEL O’CONNOR

Outstanding GSA Grant Award

DANIEL ORTEGA-ARROYO

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest, 1st Place Undergraduate

MICHAEL PATSON

GSEC Student Service

NICHOLAS PEREZ

JSG Best Graduate Paper

Late-Career Ph.D. Best Poster Award, Honorable Mention, Jackson School Research Symposium

ERIC PETERSEN

Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award, Honorable Mention, Jackson School Research Symposium

TIM PRATHER

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

EDGARDO PUJOLS

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest, 2nd Place Graduate

NATALIE RAIA

Geoscience Leadership Organization for Women Award, JSG

QI REN

Schlumberger Ocean Competition, 3rd Place

MITCHELL RIEGLER

Austin Geological Society Scholarship

REED ROUSH

Late-Career Masters Best Poster Award, Honorable Mention, Jackson School Research Symposium

NIKKI SEYMOUR

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest, 2nd Place Graduate

REBEKAH SIMON

Technical Sessions Best Speaker, Fall, MS

PAM SPECIALE

Early-Career Graduate Best Poster Award, 1st Place, Jackson School Research Symposium

KAUSTUBH THIRUMALAI

Sedimentologist for IODP Expedition 353

Ewing-Worzel Fellowship, UTIG

USSSP PEA Award

KELLY THOMSON

Graduate Student Research Grant, GSA

Statoil Graduate Fellowship

XINYUE (DENNIS) TONG

Outstanding TA Award, DGS

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship, NSF

Graduate External Research Grant Matching Funds, DGS

DOLORES VAN DER KOLK

Cordilleran Section Travel Grant, GSA

STEPHANIE WAFFORN

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

WYLIE WALKER

Undergraduate Groundwater Field Methods Award

MAUREEN WALTON

Ewing-Worzel Fellowship, UTIG

JING YANG

Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship Fund, Jackson School of Geosciences

DANIEL YOUNG

Folk/McBride Petrography Contest, 2nd Place Undergraduate

GANG ZHANG

Outstanding TA Award, DGS

Staff

MELISSA GARCIA

President’s Outstanding Staff Award

ADRIAN HUH

DGS Staff Excellence Award

JESSICA HUST

UT’s 2015 Vick Academic Advising Award

MANDY LANCASTER

Guion Library Staff Honors

LAURA MATTYS

Guion Library Staff Honors

JESSIE ZEHR

DGS Staff Excellence Award