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Marie-Pierre Aubry elected as AAAS Fellow

millerThe AAAS Council has elected Marie-Pierre Aubry as Fellow, in recognition of her contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.  Marie will be recognized in a 13 February Fellows Forum at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. At the forum, Fellows receive an official certificate and fellowship rosette pin, the emblem of Fellowship. For more information, go to AAAS Fellows. Congratulations Marie !

Ken Miller named co-chair of the IODP-SEP, International Ocean Discovery Program Science Evaluation Panel, for 3-year term.

The IODP-SEP fosters and evaluates millerdrilling proposals for the three IODP Facilities Boards (drilling platforms): the US-led D/V JOIDES Resolution, the Japanese-led D/V Chikyu, and the European led mission specific platforms.  The SEP mandate includes evaluating proposals for 1) the themes and initiatives of the IODP Science Plan; and 2) the completeness of the site characterization data package and its adequacy for achieving the scientific objectives of the proposal. Tnternational Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)he SEP also advises the Facilities Boards on any shortcomings of the proposal pool with respect to themes and challenges of the IODP Science Plan, and makes suggestions for stimulating proposal pressure in those areas.  Miller will be lead chair for science, complementing the site characterization co-chair, David Mallinson (E. Carolina University).  As co-chair, Miller will be expected to attend annual Facilities Board meetings in Europe, the U.S., and Japan, the IODP Forum, and to co-chair the SEP twice a year meetings.

Matthew Golombek (Rutgers Geology BS, 1976) awarded G.K. Gilbert Award.

Congratulations to our Rutgers College Geology alumus Dr. Matthew Golombek, (Rutgers BS, 1976, U Mass Ph.D., 1981) who has been awarded this year’s Geological Society of America, Planetary Geology Division’s  G.K. Gilbert Award.  Dr. Golombek is currently a Project/Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

 

"The G. K. Gilbert Award is made for outstanding contributions to the solution of a fundamental problem(s) of planetary geology in its broadest sense, including planetary geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, andtectonics, geophysics, and the field of meteoritics. Such contributions may consist either of a single outstanding publication, or a series of publications that have had great influence on the field. The award is named for G. K. Gilbert, who over one hundred years ago clearly recognized the importance of a planetary perspective in solving terrestrial geological problems.” 

 

Link to awards description and prior recipients http://rock.geosociety.org/pgd/awards.html

 

Ken Miller: Sea-level Change: Past, Present, and Future


Ken Miller's 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecture Tour, sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the AAPG Foundation, June 2015

After Life on a Submarine, a Navy Veteran Takes up Earth Science - Michael Klaser moves from sonar to seismograph

Article about Michael Klaser, published in SAS Access Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2015.  

 

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