Indiana University Bloomington

Students honored at 2014 Student Award Ceremony

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Undergraduate Awards
Junior Award: Joseph Biasi

With funds donated from the Department of Geological Sciences, this award honors an outstanding student of Junior rank with excellent GPA scores in both Allied Science and Mathematics and in Geology. This award is $500 to be credited to a University Account.

Professional Development Award: Madeline Lewis

The Professional Development Award honors an undergraduate student of Geology with a strong GPA who demonstrates outstanding Departmental Citizenship and an excellent potential for future development. Normally the recipient of this award is already conducting independent research in one of the Department’s research groups and has made substantial contributions of time and talent to various Departmental student organizations such as SGE or Sigma Xi. With funds donated from the Department of Geological Sciences, this award is a one year subscription to a Professional Society of choice.

Maynard and Winifred Coller Scholarship: Jacob Van Wesenbeeck

This is a legacy scholarship donated by Maynard and Winifred Coller. Maynard was employed by IU in the Department of Geological Sciences. The award honors a Junior or Senior undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This award is $500 to be credited to a University Account.

Faculty Scholarship Award: Crystal Wespestad

The Faculty Scholarship Award is funded by faculty donations. Intended for graduating seniors, this award honors a student with outstanding GPA scores in both Allies Science and Mathematics, and in Geology, and who has worked hard to advance Departmental programs such as SGE or Sigma Xi. This award is either a Brunton Compass or the equivalent amount to help buy books.

N. Gary Lane Beginning Geologist Award: Alexander Beyl

Donated by Professor N. Gary Lane, the Beginning Geologist Award honors a beginning Geology student with the highest GPA who demonstrates a strong interest and ability in Geological Sciences. This award is a Geologic Hammer or a Hand Lens.

STARS (Science Technology and Research Scholars): Crystal Wespestad, Joseph Biasi, Madeline Lewis
Bill and Jan Cordua Scholarship: Jessica Richardson

Professor Bill Cordua received his Ph.D. from IU in 1973; he is now teaching. The Bill and Jan Cordua Scholarship is intended for a Junior or Senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This award is $500 to be credited to a University Account.

Departmental Citizenship Award: Jessica Towell

W.A. Tarr Award SGE, RHO Chapter: Crystal Wespestad

Graduate Awards
Departmental Citizenship Award: Allison Bryan
David G. Towell G103/G116 Award: Elizabeth Olliver, Robin Green
Estwing Award: Rebecca Caldwell

Each year the Estwing Corporation donates a Rock Hammer and the Department of Geological Sciences donates $250 to honor a Graduate Student who is completing a program in Geological Sciences. Recognition is based on GPA, research, and citizenship.

John and Mary Droste Award: James Wallace

Professor John Droste and his wife Mary established a yearly award of $250 to honor an Outstanding Associate Instructor because, as the story goes, Dr. Droste used more AIs in his classes throughout his career than any other faculty member in Geological Sciences.

Graduate Fellowships

Dissertation Year Fellowship - Yanyan Chen
Alumni Council Fellowship - Patrick Griffin
Chevron Oil Company Fellowship - Ross Caton, Steven Davey
Galloway/Perry/Horowitz Fellowship - Silvia Ascari, Wesley Vermillion, Blair Hensley-Marchang
Tudor Fellowship - Yinzhi Wang
Grassmann Fellowship - Patrick Cavanagh
CRES Fellowship - Lin Wei
William D. Thornbury Fellowship- Ryan Wells
College Graduate Fellowship - Paula Moreira Doubrawa

Judson Mead Field Station Awards

Charles Deiss Scholarship:Michael Haluska
Judson Mead Scholarship: Veronica Biesiada, Allen Clements, Megan Harris, Jacob Olson, Garrett Simpson, Matt Wanker
Anadarko Scholarship: Madeline Lewis, Jessica Towell

Publication Awards

Eric Stifter, Anna Nowicki, John Wang, Ray Chuang, Ryan Sullivan, Agnieszka Furmann, Yanyan Chen