Cornell EAS well-represented among 2023 AGU honorees

The list of 2023 AGU honorees includes several people with ties to Cornell’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Each year the American Geophysical Union (AGU) recognizes teams and individuals for contributions to research, education, science communication, and outreach. The list of 2023 honorees includes several people with ties to Cornell’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

AGU logoThe AGU is an international nonprofit scientific association whose mission is “to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.”

Among the 2023 awardees are:

Associate Professor Britney Schmidt has been selected to deliver the John F. Nye Lecture. The Nye Lecture is presented annually and recognizes recent accomplishments and outstanding ability to present exciting scientific research and findings to AGU member scientists outside the Cryosphere section.

Ph.D. alum Eric Fielding ’89, currently at NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was named an AGU Fellow. AGU Fellows demonstrate scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences through achievements in research. Only 0.1% of the total membership receives this honor each year.

Ph.D. alum Chelsea Scott ’16, currently Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University, is a co-recipient with the Open Topography team for the Open Science Recognition Prize, which is awarded to a person or team for outstanding work in advancing Open Science related to Earth and space science and its impact globally. 

B.S. alum Brenhin Keller ’10, currently Assistant Professor at Dartmouth, received the 

The Hisashi Kuno Award, which is presented annually to an early career scientist for outstanding contributions to the fields of volcanology, geochemistry, and petrology.

Former INTOC Jack Oliver Visiting Professor Karen Fischer (Brown University) received the Inge Lehmann Medal. The Inge Lehmann Medal is given annually to a senior scientist in recognition of outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth’s mantle and core.

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