Two Women to be Honored by the Geological Society of America

GSofAThe Geological Society of America has announced the winners of its major awards that will be presented at its annual meeting and exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, this October. Women will receive two of the most prestigious awards given by the society.

KiefferSusan E. Werner Kieffer, professor emerita at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, will be awarded the Penrose Medal in recognition of her many contributions to the geosciences. Dr. Kieffer is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology.

TauxeLisa Tauxe, Distinguished Professor of Geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, will be presented with the Arthur L. Day Medal for “outstanding distinction in contributing to geologic knowledge through the application of physics and chemistry to the solution of geologic problems.” Professor Tauxe is a graduate of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University in New York City.

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