Stephen E. Dwornik Awards

The Dwornik Award was started in 1991 with a generous endowment by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The Award consists of a plaque and a monetary award given for outstanding student presentations (in both poster and oral categories) or a plaque for honorable mentions (poster and oral) at the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The awards are managed and judged by the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America.

Graduate and undergraduate students may submit abstracts for consideration of the award to the annual LPSC. The student must be first author on the abstract and must be enrolled in a U.S. institution.

In order to apply, the student must complete the application form, and the form must be signed by the research advisor and e-mailed or faxed to LPI. Instructions and links to the form can be found on the Planetary Geology Division website:

Students should also respond in the affirmative to the appropriate question on the electronic abstract submission form. The application deadline for the Dwornik Award is January 7, 2015 (the day AFTER the LPSC abstract submission deadline). If you have any questions, please contact the PGD 2nd Vice-Chair, James Wray ([email protected]).