2007 Earth Science Achievement Awards
On January 26 the 2007 New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards were presented to State Representative Mimi Stewart, for outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of public service and public policy in New Mexico, and to Dr. Frank Titus, for outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of applied science and education in New Mexico.
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, were initiated in 2003 to honor those often-unrecognized champions of earth science issues vital to the future of New Mexico. Selections were made following a statewide nomination process.
This year’s presentations were made by Joanna Prukop, cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, and Dr. Peter Scholle, Emeritus State Geologist and Director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.
Nominations for next year’s awards are welcome from the general public.