Kudos!

EAPS News
June 27, 2017

Our members continue to receive numerous awards and honors, both internally, within MIT, and beyond the Institute: An end of year round-up.

Faculty & Senior Investigator Awards

Kristin Bergmann
Assistant Professor
Was appointed Victor P. Starr Career Development Assistant Professor.

Tanja Bosak
Associate Professor

Was honored with a 2016 Geological Society of America (GSA) Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division award.
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Samuel Bowring
Robert R. Shrock Professor of Geology

Received the 2016 Walter H. Bucher Medal of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). READ MORE

Kerry Emanuel
Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science | Co-Director of the Lorenz Center

Was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. READ MORE

Dara Entekhabi
Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor

Was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. READ MORE

Raffaele Ferrari
Professor of Oceanography | Chair of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate 

Was appointed the Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Ferrari also received the 2016 Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award in Ocean Sciences. READ MORE

Michael Follows
Associate Professor

Was promoted to full professor (effective July 2017). READ MORE

Greg Fournier
Assistant Professor
Was appointed Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Assistant Professor. Fournier also received MIT's 2017 Charles E. Reed Faculty Initiatives Fund Award for work studying "The Evolution of a-Carboxysomes and Earth’s Early Atmosphere.

Timothy Grove
Professor of Geology | EAPS Associate Department Head

Was appointed Robert R. Shrock Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

David McGee
Kerr-Mcgee Career Development Assistant Professor

Was promoted to associate professor (effective July 2017).
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Noelle Selin
Associate Professor | Associate Director, MIT Technology and Policy Program

Was awarded tenure (effective July 2017). READ MORE

Susan Solomon
Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies

In 2016 Solomon led the team that reported the first signs of healing in the Antarctic Ozone Layer. Not surprisingly this work, besides its welcome news, was a top pick for the top stories lists at Science News and Discover Magazine: Science News 9/10 top 10 stories of 2016, Discover Magazine 14/100 of top 100 stories for 2016. She was also awarded the 2017 National Academy of Sciences, Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship, named an honorary Fellow of the UK's Royal Meteorological Society, and was appointed the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at MIT. READ MORE

Maria Zuber
E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics | Vice President for Research, MIT

Was honored with the 2017 Eugene Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist Medal of the SSERVI (formerly the NASA Lunar Science Institute). READ MORE

Researcher Awards

Robert Reilinger
Principal Research Scientist

Received the 2016 Paul G. Silver Award of the AGU. READ MORE

Postdoc Awards

William Frank
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Prieto Group

Received the AGU’s 2016 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing at Geophysical Research Letters and Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. READ MORE

Ainara Sistiago
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Summons Group

Received the Marie Curie Award of the European Commission. 

Graduate Student Awards

Tristan Abbott
Was awarded honorable mention in the 2017 NSF GRFP.

Genevieve Brett
Was awarded a "Red Sock" Communications Award for communications at SIAM DS17 (Dynamical Systems, 2017)  for her poster about chaotic advection in the Alboran Sea in partnership with Larry Pratt and Irina Rypine, WHOI.

Marjorie Cantine
Was awarded a 2017 MIT Graduate Women of Excellence. She was also the recipent of a 2017 National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship. READ MORE

Christine Chen
Was awarded the MIT Martin Family Sustainability Fellowship and the MIT Wellington and Irene Loh Fellowship.

Henri Drake
Was awarded a 2017 NSF GRFP.

Alissa Earle
Was honored with a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence in Teaching. READ MORE

Mara Freilich
Was chosen for a MISTI-Chile graduate student seed fund award.

Lauren Kipp
Was honored with an MIT School of Science Graduate Teaching Award and a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence in Teaching. READ MORE | READ MORE

Hannah Mark
Was awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award, AGU 2016 and received an honorable mention GeoPrisms OSPA. READ MORE | READ MORE

Michael McClellan
Was awarded MIT's 2017 Karl Taylor Compton PrizeThe Karl Taylor Compton Prizes the highest award presented by the Institute to a student or student organization "in recognition of excellent achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT." READ MORE 

Kelsey Moore
Was awarded a 2017 MIT Graduate Women of Excellence. READ MORE 

Adam Sarafian
Won the Castaing Award for best student presentation at the 2016 Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference.

William Shinevar
Was awarded honorable mention in the 2017 NSF GRFP.

Rohini Shivamoggi
Was honored with a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence in Teaching. READ MORE

Eric Stansifer
Was honored with a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence in Teaching. READ MORE

Laura Stevens
Accepted a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Martin Wolf
Was honored with a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence in Teaching. READ MORE

Madeleine Youngs
Was awarded a 2017 NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship) and the NDSEG.

Undergraduate Awards

Kaylee Brent '17
Was honored with a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. READ MORE

Costa Christopoulos '17
Was awarded the 2017 Christopher Goetze Prize for Undergraduate Research. READ MORE

Lilian Dove '18
Was honored with the 2017 EAPS Achievement Award. READ MORE

Brynna Downey '17
Was awarded the 2017 W.O Crosby Award for Sustained Excellence. READ MORE

Nick Hoffman '18
Was named a 2017 MIT Burchard Scholar. READ MORE

Taylor Safrit '18
Was honored with a 2017 EAPS Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant. READ MORE

Madonna Yoder '17
Was recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. READ MORE

Administrator and Staff Awards

Anna Shaugnessy
Executive Director ERL
Was honored with life membership of the Society for Exploration Geophysics (SEG) in recognition of her long time service to the Society.

Kerin Willis
Financial Administrator
Received the MIT Excellence Award for her outstanding contributions to the department on March 16. READ MORE

Visiting Scientist Awards

Ali Dogru
ERL/EAPS Visiting Scientist

Was elected to the National Academy of Engineering

We try hard but if we somehow missed your award, don't hesitate to email eapsweb@gmail.com