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.
The awards are open to all students who are currently enrolled in a U.S. institution, at any degree level in the field of planetary geosciences. Recent graduates, pre-college students, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible. Students who have previously won a “best presentation” award as a graduate student are not eligible to compete again in either category. Students who have won a “best presentation” award as an undergraduate are not eligible to compete again in either category as an undergraduate but are eligible to compete in either category as a graduate student. Students who have won honorable mention award(s) as either a graduate or undergraduate student in either category are eligible to compete again.
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 9, 2013 (the day AFTER the LPSC abstract submission deadline). If you have any questions, please contact the PGD 2nd Vice-Chair, Debra Buczkowski (Debra.Buczkowski@jhuapl.edu).