Awards and Honors

Focus Group Awards

Call for nominations: 2017 John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award

Established in 2015, the John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award is given annually to one or more AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Focus Group student members and promotes the memory of John Calhoun Jamieson, formerly Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, and the contributions that he’s made to the field of mineral physics research.

This award is granted to a student from the Mineral and Rock Physics Focus Group community who has published the most outstanding paper in the field of high-pressure and and high-temperature research in the previous year.

In order to be considered by the selection committee, nominations should be received by before April 15, 2017. As this award specifically recognizes scientific achievements during student research, eligibility is restricted to current undergraduate and Ph.D. students.

Nominations should include a letter of support from an advisor, the research paper, a curriculum vitae, and a 500 word blog post.

Submit nominations online

Call for nominations: 2017 Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award

The AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Focus Group seeks nominations for its 2016 Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award. This award recognizes one or more promising young scientists for outstanding contributions achieved during their Ph.D. research. Nominees may be members of any AGU section. They should be engaged in experimental and/or theoretical studies of Earth and planetary materials with the purpose of unraveling the physics and chemistry that govern their origin and physical properties. The award consists of $500 for support of travel or other professional expenses, a certificate and public recognition at the annual Mineral and Rock Physics Reception at the AGU Fall Meeting. Contributions by AGU members in the Mineral and Rock Physics community finance the award.

In order to be considered by the selection committee, nominations should be received by before April 15, 2017. As this award specifically recognizes scientific achievements during Ph.D. research, eligibility is restricted to current Ph.D. students and those who have completed the requirements for a Ph.D. degree up to 12 months prior to the nomination deadline.

Nominations should include a letter of nomination, a curriculum vitae, two supporting letters, and up to three reprints or preprints of the nominee’s work.

Submit nominations online via AGU Honors.

Call for nominations: Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award

The Mineral and Rock Physics Early Career Award is given annually to one early career scientist (no more than ten years post-terminal degree) in recognition of outstanding contributions in the broadly defined area of Mineral and Rock Physics. The award includes a $500 monetary prize, an award certificate, announcement in Eos, and recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting. In order to be considered by the selection committee, nominations should be received by April 15, 2017.

Nominations should include a letter of nomination, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, two supporting letters, and up to three reprints or preprints of the nominee’s work.

Submit nominations online via AGU Honors.

Congratulations to last year’s honorees:

2016 MRP Graduate Research Award

2016 MRP Early Career Award

2016 John C. Jamieson Student Paper Award

For their paper, “Acoustic travel time gauges for in-situ determination of pressure and temperature in multi-anvil apparatus,” published in Journal of Applied Physics 118, 065901 (2015); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4928147:

  • Ting Chen
  • Xintong Qi
  • Xuebing Wang

 

Support MRP

Recognizing the outstanding student members of the Mineral and Rock Physics Community is one of the most important things we can do for the future of our field. You are encouraged to make nominations and to support the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award by making a tax-deductible contribution. This contribution can be made at the time of AGU membership renewal or at any other time during the year. If you become a supporting AGU member, you can designate that up to 50% of your annual contribution will go directly to the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award. If you make your contribution to the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award at some other time of the year, please send a check made out to AGU and designate that your contribution go to the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award Fund.

Send Contributions for the Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award:

Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award Fund
American Geophysical Union
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Phone: (202) 462-6900