Annual New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards
Created in 2003, the Earth Science Achievement Awards generally honor two recipients, one for “outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of public service and public policy” and the other for “outstanding contributions advancing the role of earth science in areas of applied science and education.” Nominations for these awards are welcome from the general public and may be made directly to the director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.
The awards are currently sponsored by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources.
- Awards can be made to two nominees per year in the categories of research/education and public service/public policy.
- Award recipients will be selected by a committee chaired by the State Geologist.
- The awards will be presented annually at the New Mexico State Roundhouse in Santa Fe during the legislative session in conjunction with Natural Resources Day.
- Current employees of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources are not eligible for nomination for the award.
Nominations should include a letter that portrays the relevant accomplishments of the nominee, and any supplemental materials that might be useful to the selection committee.
Mail nominations to:State Geologist
Earth Science Achievement Award
New Mexico Bureau of Geology / New Mexico Tech
Socorro, NM 87801
Nominations can be made by anyone, and should relate to any or all of the following criteria:
- The nominee has made a major scientific contribution that has advanced our understanding of the geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, geophysics, or some related discipline in New Mexico.
- The nominee has a long-standing commitment to advance the understanding of the earth science systems of New Mexico.
- The nominee has had a major impact on earth science education in New Mexico.
- The nominee has facilitated the study of earth science in New Mexico in some way.
- The nominee has championed and/or implemented important earth science policy in New Mexico.
- The winner(s) must meet the above criteria for nomination.
- The winner(s) must be judged as best of those nominated based on the uniqueness or significance of their work.
- For a nomination form, see our webpage: https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/about/esaa.
- For more information, contact us at (575) 835-5302.
- 2019 — Steve Harris and Dr. Barry Kues
- 2018 — Senator Jeff Bingaman, Dr. Bob Simon, and Dr. Greg Mack
- 2017 — Andrew B. Core and Dr. Charles E. Chapin
- 2016 — Trudy Healy and Dr. Fred M. Phillips
- 2015 — Charles Nylander and Dr. Fraser Goff
- 2014 — Marcy L. Leavitt and Dr. David S. Gutzler
- 2013 — Dr. Tien Grauch and John Fleck
- 2012 — William C. Olson and G. Emlen Hall
- 2011 — Roger Madalena and Nicholas Bugosh
- 2010 — Dr. Gary King and Dr. Bruce Thomson
- 2009 — Ron Gardiner and James C. Witcher
- 2008 — Maxine Goad and Dr. Rob Bowman (deceased)
- 2007 — State Representative Mimi Stewart and Dr. Frank Titus (deceased)
- 2006 — Consuelo Bokum and Thomas D. Morrison
- 2005 — State Senator Carlos R. Cisneros and Dr. John W. Hawley
- 2004 — State Representative Joe Stell and Dr. John W. Shomaker