Call for Nominations

This is a call for nominations for the following 2015 Pacific Section-SEPM student awards:

  1. Raymond V. Ingersoll Undergraduate Award

PS-SEPM is now accepting nominations for the Raymond V. Ingersoll undergraduate thesis award.  This award is for the best senior thesis in sedimentology/stratigraphy by an undergraduate student.  The award consists of $500, and award plaque, a PS-SEPM t-shirt, and a 1-year membership in PS-SEPM.

  1. John C. Crowell Graduate Award

PS-SEPM is now accepting nominations for the John C. Crowell graduate thesis award. This award is for the best graduate thesis or dissertation in sedimentology/stratigraphy.  The award consists of $500, and award plaque, a PS-SEPM t-shirt, and a 1-year membership in PS-SEPM.

The nomination process simple.  Please submit to Dan Sturmer (sturmer.dan@gmail.com):

  1. The completed nomination form (below), including justification for the nomination
  2. The thesis/dissertation abstract

Following evaluation by the awards committee, students with the top three thesis abstracts will be asked to submit their entire thesis for review.  Awards will be announced in fall 2015.

All nominations are due by Friday, May 15th.  Nominate a deserving student today!

Dan Sturmer
Awards Manager, PS-SEPM
Geologist, GoM Miocene Exploration Team
Shell Exploration and Production Company

Raymond V. Ingersoll Undergraduate Award Form (PDF)

John C. Crowell Graduate Award Form (PDF)

PS-SEPM – PS-AAPG – SEG Annual Awardees

The PS-SEPM 2014 Honorary Membership Award recipients were celebrated with a special ceremony at the Bakersfield conference. Bonnie Bloeser (Aera Energy), David Bottjer (USC) and Rick Behl (CSU-Long Beach) were each presented this award by their respective citationists (pictured herein; refer also to Spring 2014 PS-SEPM Newsletter for full citations). CONGRATULATIONS AND MANY THANKS TO EACH OF YOU!!!
Additionally, Bonnie Bloeser (past-President 2011 – 2012 and past-Treasurer) was presented with a Special Service Award by the PS-SEPM Executive Committee, Bonnie was presented with a special plaque, and also a collection of fine Bordeaux and California wines, which she graciously shared with her fellow awardees, PS-SEPM ExCom members, her husband Harold, and other attendees lf the ceremony. Thank you again Bonnie for your dedicated service to our organization!

Honorary Membership Award Recipient Bonnie Bloeser (PS-SEPM Past President and past Treasurer) with her citationist Tony Murer (middle) (both with Aera Energy) and PS-SEPM 2012 - 2014 President Tom Anderson (UNR - Reno). (Photo: Noel Velasco, Aera Energy)

Honorary Membership Award Recipient Bonnie Bloeser (PS-SEPM Past President and past Treasurer) with her citationist Tony Murer (middle) (both with Aera Energy) and PS-SEPM 2012 – 2014 President Tom Anderson (UNR – Reno). (Photo: Noel Velasco, Aera Energy)

 

Honorary Membership Award Recipient Dave Bottjer (USC) with his citationist Adam Woods (CSU-Fullerton, PS-SEPM Treasurer). (Photo: Tom Anderson)

Honorary Membership Award Recipient Dave Bottjer (USC) with his citationist Adam Woods (CSU-Fullerton, PS-SEPM Treasurer). (Photo: Tom Anderson)

 

Honorary Membership Award Recipient Rick Behl (CSU-Long Beach, PS-SEPM Past President) with his citationist Tom Anderson. (Photo: Mario Caputo)

Honorary Membership Award Recipient Rick Behl (CSU-Long Beach, PS-SEPM Past President) with his citationist Tom Anderson. (Photo: Mario Caputo)

 

2014 Honorary Membership Awardees ( L to R), Rick Behl, Bonnie Bloeser and Dave Bottjer; (photo: Mario Caputo)

2014 Honorary Membership Awardees ( L to R), Rick Behl, Bonnie Bloeser and Dave Bottjer; (photo: Mario Caputo)

 

Bonnie Bloeser receives Special Recognition Award for her dedicated service to PS-SEPM; with PS-SEPM Managing Editor, Publications Manager and former Secretary Mario Caputo (CSU - San Diego). (Photo: Noel Velasco, Aera Energy).

Bonnie Bloeser receives Special Recognition Award for her dedicated service to PS-SEPM; with PS-SEPM Managing Editor, Publications Manager and former Secretary Mario Caputo (CSU – San Diego). (Photo: Noel Velasco, Aera Energy).

A separate Graduate Research Poster Session was held, which the PS-SEPM Executive Committee judged for the presentation of our annual John Cooper Memorial Award.
The winner and recipient of the Cooper Award was Chris Bowie of CSU-Fresno, a student of PS-SEPM ExCom member and 2013 Vice President Mara Brady, for his presentation on Devonian mid-continent stratigraphic discontinuities. A plaque and cash award were presented. CONGRATULATIONS Chris.