2012 Research Review Awards

Posted on 08.23.2015

Geology gave out its 2011-2012 student awards at the SESE Annual Research Review, April 17th at the Illini Union. Students also competed for Best Poster and Best Photo. Below is a summary of the winners.

Harriet Wallace Award – Presented to an Outstanding Woman Graduate based on academic performance and research performance. In the memory of Harriet Wallace, past Geology Librarian- Jin Zhang

James R. Kirkpatrick Award – A college award for a graduate student for their research efforts, established to honor past Department Head, James R. Kirkpatrick. - Anirban Basu

Outstanding TA - Based on ICES results and Faculty supervisors comments.
Stephanie Mager (Spring 2011 semester)
Jessica Hinton (Fall 2011 semester)

Morris Leighton Award – to support graduate student research in geology. Established by Brud Leighton to honor his parents- Brook Eickhoff

Roscoe Jackson Award – to support needs of graduate students who are completing thesis research. Dr. Jackson has been a strong supporter of research in the department over the years.

Alexander Bryk
Norbert Gajos
Eric Prokocki


Winslow Award - The Winslow award was created to support field work in hydrogeology. This support was established from a gift made in memory of Dr. John Durfee Winslow. In 1957, Dr. Winslow earned a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Illinois. - Gideon Bartov

Outstanding Senior Award - The award is presented annually to a senior geology student based on general academic performance as well as the rigor and comprehensiveness of course work, involvement in undergraduate research or a senior thesis, and to participation in departmental activities.
Elizabeth Baird
Trevor Hines

Estwing Pick Award – This award is made annually in the Spring to an undergraduate who will attend field camp that summer. The principal criterion is academic achievement in geology courses and in cognate science and mathematics courses. Consideration is also given to involvement in undergraduate research and to participation in departmental activities. The award is an Estwing Pick given by the Estwing Corporation.
Stephen Picek
Serena Gountanis


Geology Poster Competition
1st Anirban Basu
2nd Mauricio Perillo
3rd Gideon Bartov