May, 2013

Posted 01/13/14 by karenf in Newsletters

AGU Seismology Section News: May, 2013

Congratulations to the winners of Outstanding Student Presentation Awards from the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting!  Awardees from the Seismology Section are: Azadeh Fereidoni (Western University), Jaime Andres Convers (Georgia Institute of Technology), Jessica Feenstra (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jessica Lodewyk (Northwestern University), Marine Denolle (Stanford University), Michael Bramnik (Northern Illinois University), Michele Fondriest (University of Padova), Stefany Sit (Miami University), and Wenbo Wu (University of Science and Technology of China).  Their presentation titles may be found on AGU’s OSPA Web page.  Many thanks to Maggie Benoit for organizing OSPA judging at the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting.

Upcoming Deadlines:

1 June:                 Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award Nominations (details below)

1 June:                 Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service Nominations (details below)

17 June:               2013 AGU Fall Meeting abstract submissions will open

6 August:             2013 AGU Fall Meeting abstract submission deadline

Seismology Program Committee members for the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting are Ved Lekic and Victor Tsai.

Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award

The Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award recognizes the scientific accomplishments of young scientists in the field of seismology.   Nominees for this award in 2013 should have obtained their Ph.D. in 2010-2012 and should be a member of AGU with a primary affiliation in the Seismology Section.  Nominations should be submitted by 1 June 2013 to Karen Fischer.  More information is available on the AGU Web site.  This award will be presented at the 2013 AGU meeting just prior to the Gutenberg Lecture.  2013 Aki Award Committee: Karen Fischer (chair), Richard Allen, Greg Beroza, Emily Brodsky, Ken Creager, Miaki Ishii, and George Zandt.

Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service

The Paul G. Silver Award for Outstanding Scientific Service is given annually to an AGU member with a primary affiliation in the Seismology, Geodesy, or Tectonophysics Sections who has excelled in mentoring of junior colleagues, leadership of community research initiatives, or other forms of unselfish collaboration in research.  Nominations should be submitted by 1 June 2013 to Greg Hirth.  More information is available on the AGU Web site.  The selection committee for this award is made up of 6 people who represent the Seismology, Geodesy and Tectonophysics sections.  Members from the Seismology Section for 2013 will be David James and Karen Fischer.  This award will be presented at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting just prior to the Bowie Lecture.

Please consider nominating your colleagues for these awards.  We encourage you to take a look at AGU’s new conflict of interest policy for its honors program when putting together your nominations.

Best regards,

Karen Fischer (President)
Richard Allen (Secretary)
Greg Beroza (President-elect)
Peter Shearer (Past President)
Anna Foster (Student Representative)