2021 Newsletter: Awards & Honors

Jackson School of Geosciences researchers are regularly among the most honored in their field. Check out some of the top awards highlighted in the 2021 Newsletter.

For a list of all awards earned by Jackson School researchers, students and staff see the 2021 Awards list.

Top Geology Award Goes to Ian Dalziel

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2021’s Penrose Medal went to UTIG research professor, Ian Dalziel for his role piecing together the geologic history of the Andes, Antarctica and Earth’s supercontinental past. Read more >>

Becker Earns Jackson School a Second Evgueni Burov Medal

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UTIG’s Thorsten Becker was recognized for scientific contributions and leadership in the lithospheric community. Read more >>

Goudge Named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

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Assistant Professor Timothy Goudge earned a prestigious early career award to support further collaborative research in planetary sciences. Read more >>

Tinker Receives Energy Leadership Award from E&P Magazine

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The bureau’s director Scott Tinker was recognized for his tireless energy outreach, informing the public of the role energy plays in their lives and those of others around the world. Read more >>

Matheny Awarded NSF CAREER Grant to Research Water Storage in Trees

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Ashley Matheney, an assistant professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, was awarded an NSF Early Career award, along with five years of research funding to study how trees store water. Read more >>

Ketcham Receives Top Thermochronology Prize

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For years, scientists who study geologic time have relied on Professor Richard Ketcham‘s software and computer modeling tools. In 2021, his contributions to the field of thermochronology were recognized with the Martin Dodson Prize. Read more >>

Persad Named Climate Leader

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The Environment Defense Fund selected Assistant Professor Geeta Persad among the world’s top rising talents in climate leadership. Read more >>

Student Research Symposium Awards

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In February 2021, the Jackson School’s Graduate Student Executive Committee hosted its 10th Annual Research Symposium. Read more >>