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2005 Earth Science Achievement Awards

A geologist in the field
2005 Earth Science Achievement Award recipients (left to right) Dr. John Hawley and Sen. Carlos Cisneros presented by Secretary Joanna  Prukop and Dr. Dan Lopez.

On January 28, 2005, the New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards were presented to State Senator Carlos R. Cisneros (District 6) and to Dr. John W. Hawley of Albuquerque by Dr. Dan López, president of New Mexico Tech, and Joanna Prukop, cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. These awards, co-sponsored by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, a division of New Mexico Tech, in Socorro, and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) in Santa Fe, are presented annually to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advancing or facilitating the role of geoscience in areas of education, research, public service, and public policy in New Mexico. Selections were made following a statewide nomination process. The awards were initiated to honor those often unrecognized champions of earth science issues vital to the future of New Mexico.

Public Policy & Service

Carlos Cisneros has served in the New Mexico State Senate since 1985, representing District 6 in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sante Fe, and Taos Counties. Representative Cisneros has been instrumental in championing a thoughtful and rational approach to the study, conservation, and protection of the state’s water resources through his leadership in the state legislature. This award is made for his outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of public service and public policy in New Mexico.

Research & Education

John Hawley, a geoconsultant with Hawley Geomatters, is retired from decades of work in both federal and state government service. His technical expertise in the geology and hydrogeology of New Mexico, combined with his professional and scientific integrity and contributions to public service and policy, have earned him the unequivocal respect of his peers, colleagues, and clients. This award is made for his outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of applied science and education in New Mexico.

Nominations for next year's awards are welcome from the general public.

- See past award recipients -