Award Winners and Nominees

The current nominees are available here

 

Description of Awards

Best faculty and student published papers as 1st Author (1ea).

This award recognizes the best publication from one faculty member and one student. The winners are chosen based on nominations by the group leaders and selected by a committee of faculty members from each research group.

Roger Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

The Roger Smith Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize significant long-term contribution to the success of the Geophysical Institute.  This Award singles out those individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the Geophysical Institute and who have made sustained contributions to the success of its research mission.

TK More Prize

This award recognizes an early career researcher on a path to becoming a leader in their field.

Staff Performance Award

This award recognizes a staff member who has made a substantial contribution to the GI mission by going above and beyond their job duties and/or having provided exceptional contributions to the unit while acting as a positive role model to their peers. This individual would not only be a valuable asset to the GI but would make it a point to share their knowledge and expertise to create a better work environment.

Staff Community Service Award

This award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond to contribute to the wellbeing of the community around them. Their generous efforts are recognized for the work they do for the GI community, the greater Fairbanks area, and/or across the state.

Student Award

This award recognizes a student staff member who has gone above and beyond the expectations of those duties written into an everyday student position. Please note, this individual should not be nominated based off of their academic standing. This award is meant to recognize student employees for their professional contributions here at the Geophysical Institute.

2016 Award Winners

The 2016 Awardees

 

2016 Outstanding Staff Performance Award

Alexander Kaufman

 

2016 Outstanding Student Performance Award

Aidan Myers

 

2016 Community Service Award

Marty Karjala

 

2016 Best Faculty Paper Award

Andreas Aschwanden
Aschwanden, A., M.A. Fahnestock, and M. Truffer (2016), Complex Greenland outlet glacier flow captured, Nature communications 7 .

 

2016 Best Faculty Paper Award

Andrew Mahoney
Mahoney, A. R., D. O. Dammann, M. A. Johnson, H. Eicken, and F. J. Meyer (2016), Measurement and imaging of infragravity waves in sea ice using InSAR, Geophysical Research Letters, 43(12), 6383-6392, doi:10.1002/2016GL069583.

 

2016 Best Student Paper Award

Douglas Brinkerhoff
Brinkerhoff, D.J., A. Aschwanden, and M. Truffer (2016), Bayesian inference of subglacial topography using mass conservation,Frontiers in Earth Science: Cryospheric Science 4:8. doi:10.3389/feart.2016.00008.

 

2016 Best Student Paper Award

Susana Salazar-Jaramillo
Salazar-Jaramillo, S., S.J. Fowell, P.J. McCarthy, J.A. Benowitz, M.G. Sliwinski, C.S. Tomsich (2016), Terrestrial isotopic evidence for a Middle-Maastrichtian warming event from the lower Catwell Formation, Alaska, Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol, Palaeoecol, 441, 360-376.

 

2016 TK Moore Prize

Carl Tape

 

2016 Roger Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

William Harrison

 

Staff Performance Award - nominees

Erin Albertson
Tyler Begley
Katie Best
Connie Carter
Tracy Coon
Kari Haschke
Marty Karjala
Alexander (Max) Kaufman
Donavan Kienenberger
Natasha Kozyreva
Brian Lu
Lynda McGilvary
Lisa Piechocki
Dale Pomraning
Tobey-Jean Priest
Jami Warrick

Staff Community Service Award - nominees

Marty Karjala
Jami Warrick

Student Award - nominees

Doug Brinkerfoff
Christina Carr
Louise Farquharson
Aidan Myers
Joanna Young

2015 Award Winners

Here are the winners and nominees for the 2015 fiscal year.

 

Best faculty and student published papers as 1st Author 

 

Faculty winner

Ed Bueler and Taryn Lopez 

Faculty nominees

E. Bueler and W. van Pelt. Mass-conserving subglacial hydrology in the Parallel Ice Sheet Model version 0.6. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1613–1635, 2015, www.geosci-model-dev.net/8/1613/2015/, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1613-2015.

Stephen Holtkamp and Natalia Ruppert. A High Resolution Aftershock Catalog of the Magnitude 7.5 Craig, Alaska, Earthquake on 5 January 2013. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 105, No. 2B, May 2015, doi: 10.1785/0120140179.

T. Lopez, H.E. Thomas, A.J. Prata, A. Amigo, D. Fee, D. Moriano. Volcanic plume characteristics determined using an infrared imaging camera. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 300 (2015) 148–166.

X. Ma, B. Stauffer, P. A. Delamere, and A. Otto. Asymmetric Kelvin-Helmholtz propagation at Saturn’s dayside magnetopause. J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 1867–1875, doi:10.1002/2014JA020746.

F.J. Meyer, D.B. McAlpin, W. Gong, O. Ajadi, S. Arko, P.W. Webley, and J. Dehn. Integrating SAR and derived products into operational volcano monitoring and decision support systems ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 100 (2015) 106–117.
William R. Simpson, Steven S. Brown, Alfonso Saiz-Lopez, Joel A. Thornton, and Roland von Glasow. Tropospheric Halogen Chemistry: Sources, Cycling, and Impacts. Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, 4035−4062. doi: 10.1021/cr5006638.

M. T. Whalen, M. G. Ski, J. H. Payne, J. E. Day, D. Chen and A. Da Silva. Chemostratigraphy and magnetic susceptibility of the Late Devonian Frasnian–Famennian transition in western Canada and southern China: implications for carbon and nutrient cycling and mass extinction.In: Da Silva, A. C., Whalen, M. T., Hladil, J., Chadimova, L., Chen, D., Spassov, S., Boulvain, F., & Devleeschouwer, X. (eds) 2015. Magnetic Susceptibility Application: A Window onto Ancient Environments and Climatic Variations. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 414, 37–72.

 

Student winner

Anna Worden and Christian Kienholz 

Student Nominees

Sean R. Barberie, Christopher R. Iceman, Catherine F. Cahill, and Thomas M. Cahill. Evaluation of Different Synchrotron Beamline Configurations for X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Environmental Samples. Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, 8253−8260. dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac5016535.

Christian Kienholz, Sam Herreid, Justin L. Rich, Anthony A. Arendt, Regine Hock, and Evan W. Burgess. Derivation and analysis of a complete modern-date glacier inventory for Alaska and northwest Canada. Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 61, No. 227, 2015. doi: 10.3189/2015JoG14J230.

S. H. Lee, H. Zhang, Q.-G. Zong, Y. Wang, A. Otto, H. Rème, and K.-H. Glassmeier. Asymmetric ionospheric outflow observed at the dayside magnetopause. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 120, 3564–3573, doi:10.1002/2014JA020943. 

Kathleen McKee, David Fee, Colin Rowell, and Akihiko Yokoo. Network-Based Evaluation of the Infrasonic Source Location at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan. Seismological Research Letters 85, 6, November/December 2014, doi: 10.1785/0220140119. 

Susana Salazar Jaramillo, Paul J. Mccarthy, Tom P. Trainor, Sarah J. Fowell, and Anthony R. Fiorillo. Origin of clay minerals in alluvial paleosols, Prince Creek formation, North Slope, Alaska, U.S.A: influence of volcanic ash on pedogenesis in the late cretaceous arctic. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2015, v. 85, 192–208 Research Article, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/jsr.2015.12. 

Anna Worden, Jonathan Dehn, and Peter Webley. Frequency based satellite monitoring of small scale explosive activity at remote North Pacific volcanoes. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 286 (2014) 1–14.

 

Roger Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

Neal Brown

 

TK More Prize

David Fee 

 

Staff Performance Award

Winner

Erin Albertson 

Nominees

Katie Best, Sabrina Cook, Debbie Coxon, Kimberly Cummins, Donavan Kienenberger, Sue Mitchell and Lisa Piechocki

 

Staff Community Service Award

Winner

Dale Pomraning 

Nominees

Greg Shipman

 

Student Award

Winner

Jay R. Byam 

Nominees

Kathleen McKee

 

Additional Awards and Honors

Sean Barberie 

Earth Science Information Partners Fellowship 

 

Cathy Cahill 

Alliance to Save Energy 2015 Unsung Hero Award 

 

Laura Conner 

Champion for Youth Award, 2015 

 

Hajo Eicken 

2015 Usibelli Award 

 

Hannah Foss 

2016 Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Artist of the Year 

 

David Newman 

2015 Usibelli Award 

 

Jill Shipman 

AGU 2015 Outstanding Student Presentation Award: Public Affairs Focus Group 

 

Wade Albright, Scott Arko, Jeff Beiderbeck, Nettie La Belle-Hamer, Mike Stringer 

2015 NASA Honor Award 

 

2014

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2012

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