Stephen E. Dwornik Student Awards
The Dwornik Award was started in 1991 with a generous endowment by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The Award consists of a plaque and a monetary award given for the best student presentations (poster and oral) or a plaque for honorable mentions (poster and oral) at the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The awards are managed and judged by the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America.
Graduate and undergraduate students may apply for the award. The student must be first author on the abstract and must be enrolled in a U.S. institution. (NEW for 2012: Foreign students are eligible to apply as long as they are enrolled at a U.S. educational institution.)
In order to apply, the student must complete the application form, and the form must be signed by the research advisor and e-mailed or faxed to LPI. Instructions and links to the form can be found on the Planetary Geology Division website:
Students should also respond in the affirmative to the appropriate question on the electronic abstract submission form. The application deadline for the Dwornik Award is January 11, 2012 (the day after the abstract submission deadline). If you have any questions, please contact the PGD 2nd Vice-Chair, Devon Burr (firstname.lastname@example.org).