Supported by the SEPM Foundation, Inc.
Each year, the Society awards medals of scientific excellence for long term, outstanding contributors in several areas of sedimentary geology. The awardees are nominated by members of the society but do not have to be members themselves. These medals are named in recognition of outstanding geologists in their honor. SEPM also bestows, at its discretion, Honorary Membership and a Distinguished Service Award. These awardees are also nominated by the membership but in this case, must be members themselves.
The other honors that are given by the Society each year are for excellence in communicating the science. These awards are chosen by committees that judge the best oral and poster presentations at our annual meeting and evaluate all of the papers published in our two scientific journals, JSR and PALAIOS. Thus, each year we also recognize the best technical presentations. We also include a special category for student presentations.
Medals of Excellence
All award nominees are expected to have met SEPM's Code of Ethical Professional Conduct https://www.sepm.org/MemberEthics.
- Twenhofel Medal
- Shepard Medal
- Pettijohn Medal
- Moore Medal
- James Lee Wilson Award
- Honorary Membership
- Dickinson Award
Service Recognition Awards
- Distinguished Service Award
Technical Presentation Awards
- Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Sedimentary Research
- Outstanding Paper in PALAIOS
- Student Presentation Awards at AAPG ACE and GSA Annual Meeting
To contribute to the Foundation's General Fund, or to make a designated contribution in support of a specific award, contact Theresa Scott.
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