Barringer Award Recipients Announced
June 3, 2014
The 2014 awardees are:
Erik S. Heider
Pedro E. Montalvo Jiménez
The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research was established to support field work by eligible students interested in the study of impact cratering processes. The Fund provides a small number of competitive grants each year for support of field research at known or suspected impact sites worldwide.
The Barringer Family Fund has been established as a memorial to four of Daniel Moreau Barringer’s sons: Brandon, Moreau (or Reau as he was called), Paul, and Richard. As the first person to identify the true origin of the Barringer Meteorite Crater (aka Meteor Crater), Daniel Moreau Barringer instilled a deep interest about the crater and its signficance to his sons. Each of them, in turn, had a lifelong association with the crater and the field of meteoritics from its early beginnings.
In addition to its memorial nature, the Fund also reflects the family’s long-standing commitment to responsible stewardship of The Barringer Meteorite Crater and the family’s steadfast resolve in maintaining the crater as a unique scientific research and education site.
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Last updated June 3, 2014