Graduate Student
Awards and Recognitions


2023 Awards List


Coppel Graduate Student Science Award

- Caitlin Bates -

Awarded to current graduate students in Geological Sciences who demonstrate high quality performance in classes and research and will enroll in at least 6 units in the upcoming fall semester. The award will be made on the recommendation of the entire full-time faculty of the department.


Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Geology

- Diana Urda -

Awarded to a Geology graduate student who demonstrates excellent performance in classes and in their research as evidenced by, but not limited to, publications, presentations, collegiality, and/or leadership in the department.


Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate in Geology

- Tracy Donelli -

Awarded to Geology graduate student teaching associate (T.A.) who demonstrates outstanding performance based on, but not limited to, Student Opinion Questionnaires, in-class visitations by faculty, teaching, collegiality, and/or mentoring other teaching associates.


Marilyn A. Brown Scholarship

- Maren Jorgensen -

Awarded to a graduate student conducting research in the general areas of paleontology or stratigraphy, and having an expressed or demonstrated interest in teaching or educational outreach.


Candice L. Jones Outstanding Service

- Ashleigh Quiroz -

Given to the student who has made a significant contribution to the mission, operation and/or well being of the Department community. Examples of service include, but are not limited to, taking a leadership role in Geology Club activities; serving as a T.A., tutor, or volunteer in GEOL classes; selflessly assisting others in meeting their educational, research or outreach objectives. Efforts above and beyond any employment or course credit obligations are given greater weight, and a positive attitude is required.


Prem K. Saint Hydrology

- Andrew Williams -

Award for Geological Sciences or Environmental Studies (with Environmental Sciences emphasis) major with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better for the previous academic year. Recipient must show an outstanding academic performance in course work and/or research in Hydrology, Hydrogeology or Water Quality. Award based on the recommendation of the geology full-time faculty.


Searchers Gem and Mineral Society Award

- Cory Stratton and Sofia Kabbara -

Established by The Searchers Gem and Mineral SocietyOpens in new window and awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated an interest in mineralogy, petrology or science education, with 2.5 or better G.P.A. during the previous academic year, and the recommendation of the faculty.