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Previous Awards

 

Department of Geology - Outstanding Graduate Student

  • 2021: Laura Fackrell, Huseyin Demir and Laura Dupont

  • 2020: Rachel Rotz and Barrett “Bear” Jordan

  • 2019: Kelly Cronin, Kelsey Warden and Gustavo Larramendi

  • 2018: Pedro Monarrez, Jake Lee, Abigail Knapp and Devon Verellen

  • 2017:Erik Alberts, Bolton Howes and Ny Riavo Voarintsoa

  • 2016: Michael Lukas and Wondwosen Seyoum

  • 2015: Annaka Clement and Elias Horry Parker

  • 2014: Denis Altin-Ballero, Chris Ginn and Will Mason-Deese

  • 2013: Judi Sclafani and Erin Smith

  • 2012: Joelle Freeman and Dana Susina

  • 2011: Max Christie

  • 2010: Horry Parker

  • 2009: Jason Thomas and Jennifer Wehby

  • 2008: Noel Heim

  • 2007: Karen Layou

  • 2006: Chris Kelson and Lina Wayo

  • 2005: Jennifer Kyle and Dawit Yifru

  • 2004: Brian Veal

  • 2003: Jessica Allen, Scott Harris and Colleen Stapleton

  • 2002: Nichole Lyle and Veronica Stouffer

  • 2000: Adebola Adesida and Lisa Gardiner

  • 1999: Julie Rosdeutscher

  • 1998: Johannah Rogers

  • 1997: V. Michelle Anderson

  • 1996: Mark Colberg and Sandra Bezenek

  • 1995: Debra Peterson Dooley

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Department of Geology - Outstanding Undergraduate Student

  This award is determined by a vote of the faculty of the Department of Geology.

  • 2021: Cole Eck, Kelsey Luke and Sarah Olmstead

  • 2020: Cash Owens and Sydney Shatz

  • 2019: Sophia Sanders, Trez Rice and Tyler Cannida

  • 2018: Laura Dupont and Anthony Arbise

  • 2017: Sage Maher, Anthony Moraes and Morrison Nolan

  • 2016: Elizabeth Benyshek, Joe Booth, Mya Habermann and Michael Torcivia

  • 2015: Jason Burwell, Jefferson Hopper, Brande Ledford and Caroline Potterf

  • 2014: Rachel Rotz

  • 2013: Na Hyung Choi and John Harper

  • 2012: Sean Cameron, Leanne Hancock, Jacqui Maleski and Laura Quirk

  • 2011: Emily First

  • 2010: Will Stephens and Dana Susina

  • 2009: Joelle Freeman

  • 2008: Kathryn Hoffmeister

  • 2007: Katie Secrist and Mark Warren

  • 2006: Robbie Anderson and Maggie Hodges

  • 2005: Matt Hastings

  • 2004: Michael Smilley

  • 2003: Brad Allgood, Tori Hanson and Jennifer Kyle

  • 2002: Anna Biagi, Courtney Kearney and Alison Moore

  • 2000: Kim Deal

  • 1999: Heather Folsom and Josh Kennerly

  • 1998: Margaret Fraiser, Donna Shillington and Paul Hitchcock

  • 1997: John Degenhard

  • 1996: Chris Young

  • 1994: Matthew Schirmer and Terri L. Maloof

  • 1993: V. Michelle Anderson and Chris Hook

  • 1991: Allison Whitfield

  • 1990: Julia Elaine Cox

  • 1985: Andrew Clark and Rochelle Routman

  • 1976: Philip L. Manning

  • 1975: Douglas W. Duncan and Karen K. Romine

  • 1974: Janet L. Fong

  • 1973: M. Dorinda Gilmore and Sandra M. Endrodi

  • 1972: Martha J. Reheis

  • 1971: Dennis M. Edmonds

  • 1970: Frank W. Fitch II

  • 1969: Stephen C. Libby

  • 1968: Mack S. Duncan

  • 1967: John C. Hancock

  • 1966: Carl W. Myers

  • 1965: Erle L. Plunket

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Newmont Mining Corporation Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

2014

  • Jason Burwell and Isabel Cantin

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Department of Geology - Outstanding Field School Student

  • 2019: Taylor Combs and Sarah Beth Hood

  • 2018: Cash Owens, Sydney Shatz and Sophia Sanders

  • 2017: Gian Cella, Brian Tomkins and David Richards

  • 2016: Mathew Purdue

  • 2010: Emily First

  • 2009: Miles Henderson

  • 2008: Kathryn Hoffmeister

  • 2007: Matt Holder

  • 1999: Kim Deal

  • 1998: Chad Wolak

  • 1997: Berkley Tracy

  • 1996: Julie Rosdeutscher and Claire Lueke

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Department of Geology - Outstanding Teaching Assistant

  • 2021: Samantha Khatri and David F. Richards IV

  • 2020: Laura Fackrell  and Melanie Callihan

  • 2019: Kelly Cronin and Chris Smith

  • 2018: Pedro Monarrez and Abigail Knapp

  • 2017: Kelsey Crane and Jake Lee

  • 2016: Khalil Lezzaik and Rachel Rotz

  • 2015: Annaka Clement and Michael Durham

  • 2014: Chris Ginn and Ny Riavo Voarintsoa

  • 2013: Allison Platsky and Joao Luna-Gonzalez

  • 2012: Erin Smith and Dana Susina

  • 2011: Max Christie and Nick Radko

  • 2010: Eleanor Gardner and Horry Parker

  • 2009: Ellen Brouillette, Jennifer Wehby

  • 2008: Dan Bulger and Meg Kinsella

  • 2007: Elizabeth Purvis-Cary

  • 2006: Karen Layou and Lina Wayo

  • 2005: Sheldon Skaggs and Bethany Purdin

  • 2004: Chris Kelson, Brian Veal

  • 2003: Joshua Lawson and Gayle Levy

  • 2002: Joe Elkins and Deborah Keene

  • 2001: Christian M. Schrader and Veronica C. Stouffer

  • 2000: Dan Hunter and Aleta Turner

  • 1999: James Baldini

  • 1998: Fred Andrus and Mike Jordan

  • 1997: Hishameldin Ahmed and Nina Serman

  • 1996: Margaret Rafter

  • 1994: Frank Lieth and Greg Vaughan

  • 1993: Jeffrey Clippard, Doug Dvorachek and Langdon Mitchell

  • 1992: Debbie Hassler, Bob Kuhn, Debra (Dooley) Petersen and Brad Richard

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Department of Geology - Teacher of the Year

  This award is determined by a vote of the undergraduate students of the Department of Geology.

  • 2021: Dr. Rob Hawman

  • 2020: Dr. Doug Crowe

  • 2019: Dr. Doug Crowe

  • 2018: Dr. Rob Hawman

  • 2017: Dr. Michael Roden

  • 2016: Dr. Michael Roden

  • 2015: Dr. Sally Walker

  • 2014: Chris Ginn

  • 2013: Drs. Doug Crowe and Adam Milewski

  • 2012: Dr. Steve Holland

  • 2011: Dr. Sally Walker

  • 2010: Dr. Sally Walker

  • 2009: Dr. Alberto Patino Douce

  • 2008: Dr. Steven M. Holland

  • 2007: Dr. John F. Dowd

  • 2006: Dr. James Wright

  • 2005: Dr. Michael F. Roden

  • 2004: Dr. Alberto Patiño Douce

  • 2003: Dr. Sally E. Walker

  • 2002: Dr. Douglas E. Crowe

  • 1999: Dr. Robert B. Hawman

  • 1998: Dr. Steven M. Holland

  • 1997: Dr. Steven M. Holland

  • 1996: Dr. Steven M. Holland

  • 1995: Dr. Douglas E. Crowe

  • 1994: Dr. Steven M. Holland

  • 1993: Dr. L. Bruce Railsback

  • 1992: Dr. Steven M. Holland

  • 1991: Dr. Alberto Patiño Douce

  • 1990: Drs. Jeffrey D. Keith and J. Hatten Howard III

  • 1986: Dr. Gilles Allard

  • 1985: Entire Faculty

  • 1984: Dr. R. David Dallmeyer

  • 1983: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1982: Dr. Brooks B. Ellwood

  • 1981: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1980: Dr. S. George Pemberton

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Department of Geology - Professor of the Year

  This award is determined by a vote of the graduate students of the Department of Geology.

  • 2021: Dr. Adam Milewski

  • 2020: Dr. Steve Holland

  • 2019: Dr. Steve Holland

  • 2018: Dr. Rob Hawman

  • 2017: Dr. Steve Holland

  • 2016: Dr. Rob Hawman

  • 2015: Dr. John Dowd

  • 2014: Dr. Steve Holland

  • 2013: Dr. Steve Holland

  • 2012: Drs. Steve Holland and Sam Swanson

  • 2011: Dr. Bruce Railsback

  • 2010: Dr. John Dowd

  • 2009: Dr. Rob Hawman

  • 2008: Dr. John Dowd

  • 2007: Dr. Robert B. Hawman

  • 2006: Dr. Bruce Railsback

  • 2005: Dr. Samuel E. Swanson

  • 2004: Dr. Robert B. Hawman

  • 2003: Drs. Steven Holland and Samuel Swanson

  • 2002: Dr. Alberto Pantino-Douce

  • 1999: Dr. Sally E. Walker

  • 1998: Drs. Sandra Wyld and L. Bruce Railsback

  • 1997: Drs. Alberto Patiño Douce, Douglas E. Crowe, and Robert B. Hawman

  • 1996: Dr. Alberto Patiño Douce

  • 1995: Dr. Robert B. Hawman

  • 1994: Dr. L. Bruce Railsback

  • 1993: Dr. L. Bruce Railsback

  • 1992: Drs. Douglas E. Crowe, Robert B. Hawman, Alberto Patñio Douce, L. Bruce Railsback, and M. F. Roden

  • 1991: Dr. Alberto Patiño Douce

  • 1990: Dr. Michael F. Roden

  • 1989: Dr. Michael F. Roden

  • 1987: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1986: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1985: Dr. Michael F. Roden

  • 1984: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1983: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1982: Drs. Gilles O. Allard and James A. Whitney

  • 1981: Dr. S. George Pemberton

  • 1980: Drs. Robert W. Frey and Michael T. Ledbetter

  • 1979: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1978: Drs. Gilles O. Allard and Paul R. Pinet

  • 1977: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1976: Dr. R. David Dallmeyer

  • 1975: Drs. Gilles O. Allard and Michael R. Voorhies

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Joseph W. Berg Scholarship - Geophysics *

  • 2021: Laura Hanawalt, Michael Cuilik and Rebeckah Hufstetler

  • 2018: Gustavo Larramendi

  • 2016: Erik Alberts, Devon Verellen

  • 2015: Michael Lukas

  • 2013: Ryan Jubran and Bill Wylie

  • 2011: Humberto Dugarte Newman, Alex Brown and Erin Smith

  • 2010: Peter Lanzarone, Stephan Fitzpatrick and Katrina Qstrowicki

  • 2009: Stephan Fitzpatrick, Peter Lanzarone and Horry Parker

  • 2007: Steven Clark, Gabby Izsak and Mark Warren

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John Sanford Levy Award - Marine Geology *

  • 2018: Kelly Cronin

  • 2016: Kelly Cronon, Chris Smith

  • 2014: William Phelan

  • 2012: Lori Demosthenes and Darin Lang

  • 2011: Adam Sarafian and Erin Smith

  • 2010: Competition open

  • 2009: Deniz Altin

  • 2008: Eleanor Gardner

  • 2005: Eric Wysong

  • 2001 Deborah Keene

  • 2000: Lisa Miller and Wendy Weaver

  • 1999: Adebola Adesida, Lisa Gardiner, Lisa Miller and Rebecca Cerajewski

  • 1998: Lisa Gardiner and Justin Seufert

  • 1997: Suzanne White and Fred Andrus

  • 1996: Robert Thomas and Fred Andrus

  • 1995: Sherri Littman and Julie Titus

  • 1989: Jai-Woon Moon and Dean Musfeldt

  • 1988: Paul Atelsek. Sanuel Bentley, Jai-Woon Moon and William Egeland

  • 1987: John Dodge, Bill McClain and Barbara Miller

  • 1986: D. Jeff Over, Paul Atelsek, Mary Elrod, Barbara Murphy and Kent Sprague

  • 1985: Randolph Culp, William Egeland, Mary Elrod, Barbara Murphy, Marianna Paulsen, Paul Atelsek, Robert Schmitter and Kent Sprague

  • 1984: Stephen Henderson

  • 1983: Kent Sprague

  • 1982: John Groce, M. Wendell Rhea, John Groce and Jennifer Smith

  • 1981: Angela Curry, Robert Kaufmann, Margaret Savage, Faisal Mohamed Idris, Robert Kaufmann and Jennifer Smith

  • 1980: David Mercer, Douglas Bulfinch, Steve Henderson, Thomas Lin, Marilyn Massad, Noel Osborn and Armando Salazar

  • 1979: Gary Zarillo, William Mark Bailey, Robert Brumfield, Peter Dasher, Benny Grove, Carolyn HenryJeffrey Kellam, Denise McCarthy, David Mercer, Andrew Kindsberg, Randall Tolliver and Joe Wadsworth

  • 1978: Larry Lens

  • 1977: Joseph Wadsworth, Charles Winker, Richard Wooten, J. Stephen Cash, Harry Forsthoff, Sharon Matthews and Phillip Potter

  • 1976: Anthony Arnold, Christain McGrath, James Bolen, Richard Skarda, Gary Davis, William Inman, Beth Kinstler and Phillip Manning

  • 1975: W. Porter Morgan, N Boyd Curry, Kenneth Gillon, Thorton Smith, Peter Courtney, Ann Meierkord, Douglas Duncan and Karen Romine

  • 1974: Nelson Martin Robinson and Janet Lorraine Fong

  • 1973: James Robert Woolsey and Paul Bradley Basan

  • 1972: Richard Scott

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Bernadette and Gilles Allard Award - Field Research *

  • 2021: Elliot Blake

  • 2020: Anik Regan, Max Deckman and Samantha Khatri

  • 2019: Lexy Bridges and Bear Jordan

  • 2018: Garett Brown, Melanie Callihan, Kelsey Crane, Matt Hess, William Jenkins and Sierra Swenson

  • 2017: Pedro Monarrez and Rachel Rotz

  • 2016: Quentin Anlian, Jake Lee and Pedro Monarrez

  • 2015: Michael Lukas and Pedro Monarrez

  • 2014:Jake Mosley

  • 2013: Stephanie Foctman

  • 2012: Joe Boreman and Christopher Ginn

  • 2011: Humberto Dugarte

  • 2010: Stephan Fitzpatrick

  • 2009: Horry Parker, Jr.

  • 2008: Justin Miller and Jennifer Wehby

  • 2007: Meg Kinsella

  • 2006: Christian Schrader

  • 2005: Jeff Chaumba

  • 2004: Noel Heim

  • 2003: Brian Veal

  • 2002: Chris Kelson

  • 2001: Fred Andrus

  • 2000: Lisa Gardiner

  • 1999: Veronica Ciaverella

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Miriam Watts Wheeler - Research and Travel *

  • 2021:

    • Steffan Becker, Jupiter Cheng, Marjie Cone, Lea Davidson, Max Deckman, Yannie Donaldson, Laura Dupont, Alex Edwards, Samantha Khatri, Andrew Maendel, Sam Oxhorn, Sean Price, Anik Regan, David Richards, Isik Yacizi, and Fabian Zowam

  • 2020:

    • Laura Fackrell, Bear Jordan, Abdullah al-Nahian, Cleveland Tarp, Huseyin Demir, Steffan Becker, Garett Brown, Max Deckman, Laura Dupont, Chris Smith, Kelly Cronin, Yonesha Donaldson, David Richards, Melissa Creviston, Rachel Rotz, Melanie Callihan, Sierra Ramsey and  Jupiter Cheng

  • 2019:

    • Chris Smith, Laura Fackrell, Sydney Lee, Rachel Rotz, Garret Brown, Melissa Creviston, David F. Richards IV, Bear Jordan, Kelly Cronin, Pedro Monarrez, William Jenkins, Holly Hutcheson, Richard Hess, Sierra Swenson, Matthew Thomas, Kelsey Crane, Kelly Cronin, and Melanie Callihan

  • 2018:

    • Garett Brown, Melanie Callihan, Kelsey Crane, Kelly Cronin, Laura Fackrell, Matt Hess, Holly Hutcheson, William Jenkins, Abigail Knapp, Cullen LaPointe, Pedro Monarrez, Rachel Rotz, Chris Smith, and Sierra Swenson

  • 2017:

    • Erik Alberts, Quentin Anlian, Garett Brown, Kelly Cronin, Laura Fackrell, Caitlin Hanley, Bolton Howes, Abigail Knapp, Cullen LaPointe, Jake Lee, Pedro Monarrez, Rachel Rotz, Chris Smith, Devon Verellen, and Sarah Wright

  • 2016:

    • Quentin Anlian, Kelly Cronin, Bolton Howes, Jake Lee, Pedro Monarrez, Rachel Rotz, Chris Smith, Sarah Wright, Michael Durham and Michael Lukas

  • 2015:

    • Matthew Cahalan, Michael Durham, Laura Fackrell, Stephanie Gugolz, Khalil Lezzaik, William Phalen, Ny Riavo Voarintsoa, Rachel Rotz, Wondwosen Seyoum, Doug John and Horry Parker

  • 2014:

    • Annaka Clement, Laura Fackrell, Kris Kusnerik, William Phalen, Joanna Wilford, Deniz Ballero, Darin Lang and Ny Riavo Voarintsoa

  • 2012:

    • Lori Babcock, Brooke Hamil, Sharon McMullen, Alison Platsky, Dana Susina, Joe Boreman, Alex Brown, Liz Cary, Lori Demosthenes, Nicole Duhamel, Christopher Ginn, Brooke Hamil, Don Lundy and Adam Sarafian

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General Sandy Beaver Professor Award

This award is given by the University of Georgia after nomination by a department and competitive selection by a university committee.

  • 1991: Dr. J. Hatten Howard III

  • 1988: Dr. Susan T. Goldstein

  • 1986: Dr. Gilles O. Allard

  • 1983: Dr. J. Hatten Howard III

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J. Hatten Howard III Honors Teaching Award

Named after late Geology Professor J. Hatten Howard III. It is determined by University's Honors Program for teaching in Honors classes.

  • 1997: Dr. Sandra E. Whitney

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Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor

This award is determined by University's Honors Program for teaching in Honors classes. It was originally the Outstanding Honors Professor Award and was renamed after Lothar Tresp in the mid-1990s.

  • 2013: Dr. Jim Wright

  • 2000: Dr. Paul Schroeder

  • 1997: Dr. Steven M. Holland

  • Five times before 1992: Dr. J. Hatten Howard III

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External Awards and Funding

These are awards given by scholarly societies for regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized contributions to the earth sciences.

2021

  • Caroline Hoit: American Institute of Professional Geologists Georgia Section: Student Scholarship 2021
  • Max Deckman: Paleontology Society Student Research Grant
  • Hiu Ching Jupiter Cheng: Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award by the Planetary Geology Division of the GSA
  • Laura E. Fackrell: Sigma XiGrant - Martian regolith as an in-situ resource: The challenge of growing plants on Mars
  • David F. Richards IV: Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant
  • Cleveland Tarp:  Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant 
  • Max Deckman: Paleontology Society Student Research Grant

2020

  • Sarah Olmstead: American Institute of Professional Geologists Georgia Section - Student Scholarship 2020

  • Lindsey Parsons: Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education, Inc. (AWIARE)/Levitt Foundation Grant

  • Kelly Cronin:

    • UGA Center for Teaching and Learning - Future Faculty Fellow

    • North American Paleontological Convention: Co-organized symposium on Antarctic ecosystems and climate change

  • David F. Richards IV 

    • SEGS-Southeastern Geological Society Student Research/Field Work Grant

    • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships, NSF

  • Yonesha Donaldson

    • Geopaths Near Surface Geophysics Field Mentor- Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (CZO), NSF

    • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships, NSF

  • Rachel Rotz:

    • Farouk El-Baz Student Desert Research Award GSA Foundation

    • Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Georgia State Organization Scholarship Grant

    • Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Women Educators - Virginia Macagnoni Grant

2019

  • Cash Owens: AAPG Imperial Barrel Award First Place Eastern Region

  • Trez Rice: AAPG Imperial Barrel Award First Place Eastern Region

  • Sydney Lee: AAPG Imperial Barrel Award First Place Eastern Region

  • Sydney Shatz: AAPG Imperial Barrel Award First Place Eastern Region

  • Gustavo Larramendi: AAPG Imperial Barrel Award First Place Eastern Region

  • Gian Cella: American Institute of Professional Geologists Georgia Section: Student Scholarship

  • Sophia Sanders: American Institute of Professional Geologists Georgia Section: Student Scholarship

  • Taylor Combs: Newmont Field School Scholarships

  • Sarah Olmstead: Newmont Field School Scholarships

  • Matthew Prausa: Newmont Field School Scholarships

  • Irene Valli: Newmont Field School Scholarships

  • Yonesha Donaldson: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships, NSF

  • David F. Richards IV: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships, NSF

  • Laura Fackrell: Clay Minerals Society Research Grant - Development of Martian Regolith Simulants

  • Kelsey Crane: Planetary Geology Division Travel Award

2018

  • Sophia Sanders: Newmont Field School Scholarship

  • Sydney Shatz: Newmont Field School Scholarship

  • Cash Owens: Newmont Field School Scholarship

  • Cason Dowdy: Newmont Field School Scholarship

  • Savannah Rathbun: SME Scholarship for Students Seeking Geoscience Degrees

  • Kelly Cronin: 

    • Geological Society of America Travel Grants

    • UGA Graduate School Travel Grant

    • Sigma XI Grants-in-Aid of Research

  • Abigail Knapp: 

    • Geological Society of America Travel Grants

    • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant

  • Cullen LaPointe: Geological Society of America Travel Grants

  • Holly Hutcheson: 

    • Geological Society of America Travel Grants

    • CUAHSI/National Water Center Summer Institute Fellow

  • Rachel Rotz: 

    • Geological Society of America Travel Grant

    • Smithsonian Summer Research, Hawaii

    • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant

    • UGA Graduate School Travel Grant

  • Melanie Callihan:

    • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant

    • UGA Graduate School Graduate Student Research Fund

    • Association of Women Geoscientists Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award

  • Kelsey Crane: 

    • Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award

    • UGA Graduate School Graduate Student Research Fund

    • UGA Graduate School Travel Grant

    • Planetary Geology Division Travel Award

  • Matt Thomas: CUAHSI/National Water Center Summer Institute Fellow

  • Christopher Smith:

    • NAMS Jones-O’Neill Award

    • Joseph A. Cushman Award for Student Travel

2017

  • Melanie Callihan: GSA Travel Award

  • Michael Durham: CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship

  • Hudson Farren: OceanaGold Research Award

  • Caitlin Hanley: Cushman Foundation Travel and Research Award

  • Bolton Howes: GSA Research Award

  • Abigail Knapp: GSA Travel and Research Award

  • Jacob Lee: Sigma Xi Research Award

  • Pedro Monarrez: Paleontological Society Richard K. Bambach Research Award

  • Ny Riavo Voarintsoa: 

    • GSA Travel and Research Award

    • International Association of Sedimentologists Research Award

    • GSA John Montague Award

2016

  • Rachel Rotz: SEG/Gary and Lorene Servos Groundwater Exploration Scholarship

  • Chris Smith:

    • AAPG Bernold M. “Bruno” Hanson Memorial Environmental Award

    • Cushman Foundation Travel Award

  • Sarah Wright: GSA Travel Award

2015

  • Ny Riavo Voarintsoa: 

    • GSA Southeastern Section Student Travel Grant

    • AGU Student Travel Grant

  • Wondwosen Seyoum: Graduate student research grant from IAMG (International Association of Mathematical Geosciences)

  • William Phelan: Cushman Foundation research grant

2014

  • Corbin Kling: GSA Southeastern student travel grant

2013

  • Stephanie Fochtman: Evaluation of the origin of large VMS deposits, Eastern Ponide Belt, eastern Turkey

  • Adam Forsberg: Measuring and modeling the timing and spatiality of stemflow in the temperate mixed forest at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed, Georgia

  • Chelsea Jenkins: Compositional overlap among biographic provinces and effects on diversity in the Late Ordovician of Laurentia

  • Doug John: Low-oxygen ecosystems of the Wheeler Shale (Cambrian, Utah) and Conasauga Shale (Cambrian, Georgia-Alabama): Taphonomic Imprint and Biologic Responses

  • Don Lundy: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Lateral Spreading and Mass Depletion of an LNAPL Plume in Contract with Groundwater

  • Deniz Ballero: National Geological Society of America

  • Nicole Duhamel: National Geological Society of America

  • Chris Ginn: National GSA - University of Arizona LaserChron Laboratory

  • Judi Sclafani: National Geological Society of America

  • Erin Smith: National Geological Society of America

  • Joe Boreman: University of Arizona LaserChron Laboratory

2012

  • Dana Susina: Bates Scholarship to attend the Forum on Industrial Minerals

  • Adam Sarafian:

    • NASA Cosmochemistry travel grant to attend 74th Annual Meteoritical Society

    • Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid-of-Research, The nature of volatiles in Vesta: Clues from apatite in eucrites

  • Alison Platsky:

    • SE GSA Research Grant, Testing the effect of sea-level change on biodiversity and dispersal

    • Paleontological Society Grant to attend the Taphonomic and Ecological Processes in Tropical Environment Field Course, San Salvador

  • Judi Sclafani:

    • GSA Student Research Grant, Using Hubbell neutral theory to test the species-area relationship in the Late Ordovician

    • Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid-of-Research, Using Hubbell neutral theory to test the species-area relationship in the Late Ordovician

    • The Paleontological Society Kenneth E. & Annie Caster Award, Using Hubbell neutral theory to test the species-area relationship in the Late Ordovician

2011

  • Lori Babcock: Using accessory minerals in Classical marble to determine provenance - Artifact and quarry marble analyzed in the context of its metamorphic history (SE GSA Graduate Research Grant)

  • Humberto Dugarte: Provenance and tectonic evolution of the pre-Mesozoic Capraro Block and Merida Terrane in the Venezuelan Andes (Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at UGA)

  • Peter Lanzarone: Multi-seasonal ground-penetrating radar (GPR) analyses at the Fanta Stream fossil and archaeological site, central Ethiopia (GSA travel grant)

  • Don Lundy, John Dowd, and Todd Rasmussen: An investigation of the relationship between lateral spreading and mass depletion of an LNAPL plume in contact with groundwater. (Enbridge Energy, BP-America, API, Groundwater, Environmental Services, Inc)

  • Sharon McMullen: Sequence stratigraphic controls on fossil assemblages in the Middle Jurassic Sundance Formation, Wyoming (GSA, Ellis L Yochelson Award, Paleo Society)

  • Katrina Ostrowicki: Petrophysical core analysis using mineralogical and textural information from the Fort Pulaski core site and relation to borehole resistivity (AAPG)

  • Dana Susina: Hamilton Lokey Graduate Scholarship (UGA Graduate School)

  • Heather Veasey: Oxygen isotope compositions of silicified rocks at the Haile Gold Mine, Lancaster County, South Carolina: Implications for ore genesis (GSA, SEGF Student Research Grant)

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External Awards - Faculty

  • 2020: Dr. Sally E. Walker - Shellebarger Professorship

  • 2020: Dr. Adam Milewski - University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor’s Learning Scholars (CLSs)

  • 2007: Dr. Paul A. Schroeder - Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Clay Scientist Award, Clay Minerals Society

  • 2003: Dr. Steven M. Holland - Charles Schuchert Award, Paleontological Society

  • 2000: Dr. Steven M. Holland -  The James Lee Wilson Award, Society for Sedimentary Geology

  • 1998: Dr. Gilles O. Allard -  The A.O. Dufresne Award, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum

  • 1997: Dr. Susan T. Goldstein - W. Storrs Cole Memorial Research Award, Geological Society of America

  • 1996: Dr. Gilles O. Allard - Grand Prix du Mérite Géoscientique, Association Professionnelle des Géologues et Géophysiciens du Québec

  • 1995: Dr. Norman Herz - The Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of America

  • 1991: Dr. Norman Herz - Membership in the Brazilian Academy of Sciences

  • 1989: Dr. Gilles O. Allard - The Duncan R. Derry Medal, Geological Association of Canada

  • 1988: Dr. James A. Whitney - Sigma Xi Outstanding Research by an Active Member Award

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UGA Creative Research Medal

This award is given by the University of Georgia Research Foundation after nomination by a department and competitive selection by a university committee.

  • 1981: Dr. Robert W. Frey

  • 1981: Dr. Norman Herz

  • 1986: Dr. James A. Whitney

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Georgia State Science Fair Geoscience Award

The Geoscience award goes to an individual in the senior division of the Georgia State Science Fair who demonstrates a fundamental knowledge of earth sciences and its relationship to society.

  • 2011: Grace Darling, Jenkins High School, Savannah, GA. “Are shoreline stabilization projects really effective for beaches?”

  • 2010: Shalomi Momin, Rockdale Magnet School, Conyers Georgia. “Illite clays: An examination of novel antimicrobial activity”

  • 2009: Jordan Rolle, Tri-Cities High School. “Pollutant vs. oxygen production in a closed ecosystem”

  • 2008: Saba Stovall, Strong Rock Christian School. “Do the clays kaolin and Fuller's earth remove lead from contaminated soils”

  • 2007: Aisha Mahmood, North Cobb High School. “The effects of temperature on soil respiration”

  • 2006: William Jogoe, AR Johnson Magnet, Augusta, Georgia. “Sediment metals influence antibiotic resistance in crayfish bacteria.”

  • 2005: Sherrie Hall, Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, Georgia. “Radon in the Miocene aquifers in the Brunswick area of coastal Georgia.”

  • 2004: Suganthi Kandasamy, Oconee County High School, Watkinsville, Georgia. “Arsenic pollution: Can plants help to clean it up?”

  • 2003: Kathryn Angstadt, Savannah Country Day, Savannah, Georgia. “Shifting sands: Preventing beach erosion.”

  • 2002: Nikki Hughes, North Springs High School. “Minimizing structural damage caused by earthquakes.”

  • 2001: Jeffery Weinkle, Grayson Highschool, Gwinnett County, Georgia. “Does the phase of the moon affect the Earth's magnetism?”

  • 1997: Laura E. Reed, Douglas Co. Comp. High School. “Microbial existence on Mars: A computer simulation”

  • 1996: Leana Jewel Ridlon, Thomasville High School. “Erosion control: A contrast of methods, a three year study”

  • 1995: Richard Ding Li, Lakeside High School. “The suspension floor: building performance during an earthquake”

 

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