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Student Awards

The following awards are presented to students at the annual Dorr Dinner which takes place in Winter term of each academic year.


Undergraduate Student Awards


Eugene and Elizabeth Singer Award for Academic Excellence in Geology

Recent Recipients: 2013 Peter Chutcharavan; 2014  Kevin Roback, Alex Thompson; 2015 Jesse Fenno; 2016 Molly Moroz; 2017 Charlotte Connop

To be given to a Junior in Geology before their final year of coursework. The award will be based on GPA and rigor of coursework. The student must be a US citizen or permanent resident.


Camp Davis Field Geologist Award

Recent Recipients: 2013 Megan Mueller; 2014 Chris Whalen; 2015 Ryan Gabelman; 2016 Jeffrey Bennett, Sarah Washabaugh, Ryan Graham; 2017 Michael Radke, Katherine Swager, Alex Dworman, Raquel Goosey 

To the student with the highest letter grade in the Advanced Field Geology course at Camp Davis. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by a vote of all the course instructors.


Alumni Undergraduate Award

Recent Recipients: 2013 Tess Nugent; 2014 Anna Clinger; 2015 Aaron Kurz; 2016 Jess Hicks; 2017 Megan Hendrick

To a junior or senior nominated by the Faculty or GeoClub who displays a high level of involvement and commitment to the intellectual life of the department. 


Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award

Recent Recipients: 2013 Nathan Kerns; 2014 Andrea Davila, Madeline Dibble, Chris Whalen; 2015 Allison Sharrar; 2016 Kevin Roback, Aaron Kurz; 2017 Junjie Dong, Peiyun Zhu

To be given to a fourth year student who is eligible to graduate in May, with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The award will be based on GPA, rigor of coursework, and participation in independent research within the department.