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Roger Pielke, Jr. Awarded 2012 GSA Public Service Award

July 9, 2012

Roger Pielke, Jr., Professor in the Environmental Studies Program, Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and member of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, is this year’s recipient of the Geological Society of America (GSA) Public Service Award. The GSA Public Service Award was established in 1998 in honor of Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker and is awarded for contributions that have materially enhanced the public's understanding of the earth sciences, or significantly served decision-makers in the application of scientific and technical information in public affairs and public policy related to the earth sciences. This may be accomplished by individual achievement through:

  • Authorship of education materials of high scientific quality that have enjoyed widespread use and acclaim among educators or the general public,
  • Authorship of technical publications that have significantly advanced scientific concepts or techniques applicable to the resolution of earth-resource or environmental issues of public concern,
  • Other individual accomplishments that have advanced the earth sciences in the public interest.