Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Susan Kieffer will be awarded 
the Penrose Medal from the Geological Society of America (GSA)

The IAPG is proud to announce that its Vice-President, Susan Kieffer, will receive the GSA’s most prestigious recognition in geology during the next GSA annual meeting, that will be held in Vancouver (Canada) on October 2014

GSA motivation:
Susan W. Kieffer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named GSA’s Penrose Medalist in recognition of her many seminal research contributions to a broad cross section of geosciences. Kieffer’s interests in geological physics include planetary sciences, geological fluid dynamics–including geothermal, epithermal, and volcanic environments, solid-state geophysics and mineral thermodynamics, shock wave physics, and river hydraulics and river environments. Nominator Stephen Marshak noted that her work continues to influence research directions, and "in keeping with her long standing priority that science be made accessible to the public," she is reaching out to broader audiences through her work on the National Research Council and her writing for non-expert audiences. Kieffer was elected a Fellow of The Geological Society of America in 1982. She was awarded GSA's prestigious Day Medal in 1992.

GSA press release: