Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 16:30:06 -0600
Subject: DPS Mailing #04-03: DPS Prize Nominations Actively Sought
DPS PRIZE NOMINATIONS ACTIVELY SOUGHT
Dear DPS Members,
Because relatively few nominations for 2004 DPS Prizes were received
by the recent deadline, the DPS Prize Sub-Committee has voted to
extend the deadline to 31 MARCH 2004. Your nominations of deserving
individuals are _actively_and_immediately_sought. The DPS is
authorized to award up to four prizes annually:
GERARD P. KUIPER PRIZE
The Kuiper prize recognizes and honors outstanding contributors
to planetary science by awarding scientists whose achievements have
most advanced our understanding of the solar system. Recent
recipients: S. J. Ostro, E. Grun, B. Hapke.
HAROLD MASURSKY AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE
The Masursky Award recognizes and honors individuals who have
rendered outstanding service to planetary science and
exploration through engineering, managerial, programmatic,
or public service activities. Recent recipients: R. Beebe,
G. Brown, W. T. Huntress.
CARL SAGAN MEDAL
The prestigious Carl Sagan Medal recognizes and honors
outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to
the general public. It is to be awarded to scientists whose
efforts have significantly contributed to a public understanding
of, and enthusiasm for, planetary science. Recent recipients:
H. B. Hammel, A. Brahic, L. A. Lebofsky.
HAROLD C. UREY PRIZE
The Urey Prize recognizes and encourages outstanding achievements
in planetary science by a young scientist. A nominee must be
younger than 37 years old on December 31, 2004 or have held a
recognized doctorate for less than 7 years by December 31, 2004.
Recent recipients: R. M. Canup, B. J. Gladman, M. Brown.
A complete nomination requires a curriculum vitae, bibliography,
abstracts of three illustrative papers by the candidate, and three
supporting letters from people other than the nominator. (For the
Masursky Award or Sagan Medal, bibliography and abstracts are not
required, but may be included if appropriate.) Full details on Prize
qualifications and the required nomination form may be found at:
All nominations and supporting letters must be submitted to the DPS
Prize Sub-Committee Chair no later than 31 MARCH 2004. Thank you in
advance for your immediate efforts to help recognize outstanding
contributions by planetary scientists worldwide.
Richard P. Binzel
DPS Prize Sub-Committee Chair
Linda French Emmons, DPS Secretary Illinois Wesleyan University