Awards

The EEGS / Geonics Early Career Award

EEGS / Geonics Early Career Award (ECA) acknowledges academic excellence, and encourages research in near surface geophysics. The award is presented annually to a full time university faculty member who is fewer than five years beyond the starting date of his or her current academic appointment and within ten years post-completion of his/her PhD, to acknowledge significant and ongoing contributions to the discipline of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics.

The recipient may have any specialty that is recognized as part of the environmental and engineering geophysics discipline, and this specialty shall not be restricted to certain departments, colleges, or geographic regions (i.e. international applicants are welcome). A committee of five members (three university faculty, one corporate / consulting representative, and one government laboratory representative) is appointed by the EEGS Board, and responsible for selecting the awardee.

EEGS / Geonics Early Career Award (ECA) Recipients:
2008: Gregory Baker 
2009: Kamini Singha 
2010: Niklas Linde
2011: James Irving
2012:  Adam Pidlisecky

ECA Contact:

Dr. Jonathan Nyquist
Chair of the Early Career Award Committee
Temple University
1901 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6081
Phone: 215-204-7484
Email: nyq@temple.edu 

The award is typically presented annually at SAGEEP to a full-time university faculty member who, by the nomination deadline; is
• fewer than five years beyond the starting date of his or her current academic appointment; and
• within ten years post-completion of his or her PhD.

The award acknowledges significant and ongoing contributions to the discipline of environmental and engineering geophysics.  The award carries the following benefits:
• Free registration to the SAGEEP conference at which the award will be presented
• A plaque, suitable for display
• A $1000 cash award
• A 30-minute time slot to present the awardee's research and vision at SAGEEP
• The citation and, if available, the awardee's presentation, are published in FastTIMES and distributed to cooperating societies

EEGS/NSGS-SEG Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award

The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is established to recognize an individual who shows extraordinary leadership in advancing the cause of near surface geophysics through long-term, tireless, and enthusiastic support of the environmental and engineering geophysics community. Such leadership is often boldly displayed by an invention, a new methodology or technique, a theoretical or conceptual advancement, or a unique innovation that transforms the nature and capabilities of near surface geophysics. The Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award is presented jointly by EEGS and the Near Surface Geophysics Section of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (NSGS-SEG). Past recipients of the joint award are Susan Pullan, Robert Corwin, Kenneth Stokoe, Susan Hubbard and Ken Zonge.

In the past, the Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award has been awarded by the Environmental and Engineering Society (EEGS) and the Near Surface Geophysics (NSG) Section of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).  Today, the award alternates on an approximately 18-month interval between EEGS' Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) and the NSG Section of the SEG annual meeting. Future nominations should contain the name, title and affiliation of the candidate along with a statement describing the reasons for the nomination.  The EEGS Nominations Committee conducts or participates in the award process.  Complete contact information will be provided in 2012.  

NSG Section Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award Recipients: 
1995: Bob Ballard
1996: Don Steeples
1997: Bill Jones
1998: Pieter Hoekstra
1999: Pete Haeni
2000: Unknown
2001: Dwain Butler
2002: Rosemary Knight
2003: Roger Young
2004: Rob Huggins

EEGS Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award Recipients:
2002: Duncan McNeill
2004: Peter Annan

Joint EEGS/NSG Frank Frischknecht Leadership Award Recipients:
2005: Susan Pullan 
2006: Bob Corwin
2007: Not awarded
2008: Kenneth Stokoe, II
2009: Susan Hubbard
2010: Not awarded
2011: Kenneth L. Zonge
2012: Andrew Binley
2013: Not awarded

The Institutional Contribution Award

This award was established to uniquely recognize an institution that has provided exceptional contribution to the engineering and environmental geophysical community through the development of technical publications and symposiums or conferences that educate and promote the use of geophysical methods and enhance project results for end users.

Since its inception, the ultimate goal of EEGS has been to promote the use of near surface geophysics for engineering and environmental projects and to help educate potential end users about the value of using the techniques. To that end, EEGS has sought to build relationships with other societies and other organizations that presently implement or could potentially better use geophysical applications.

The inaugural Institutional Contribution Award was given to the Federal Highway Administration in 2005 at EEGS' annual SAGEEP conference.  The U.S. Geological Survey was awarded in 2010 at SAGEEP 2010 in Keystone, Colorado.

For more information about nominating a candidate for the award, contact staff@eegs.org for the Nominations Committee chair.

The Gold Award

The Gold Award recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the engineering and environmental geophysics community and to EEGS. Such contributions might include educational tools or curricula, outreach efforts, or building relationships with professional disciplines that comprise potential users of geophysics.

Past Recipients of the EEGS Gold Award:
2002: John Greenhouse
2004: Dick Benson
2005: Ron Bell
2006: John Nicholl
2007: Jonathan Nyquist
2008: Micki Allen
2009: William Doll
2010: Jeffrey G. Paine
2011: Catherine Skokan
2012: Douglas E. Laymon
2013: Glenn J. Rix