Professor Mark Moldwin to receive the 2016 Waldo E. Smith Union Award

moldwinThe American Geophysical Union has released their list of 2016 award, medal, and prize recipients, and we are very pleased to announce that Climate & Space professor Mark Moldwin is the recipient of the 2016 Waldo E. Smith Union Award.

The Waldo E. Smith Award is given in even-numbered years to one honoree in recognition for “extraordinary service to geophysics.”

The Smith Award was originally established in 1982 as the Waldo E. Smith Medal, named in honor of Waldo E. Smith, whose dutiful efforts and service developed AGU into a vibrant, growing organization.

The award honors individuals who have played unique leadership roles in such diverse areas as scientific associations, education, legislation, research, public understanding of science, management, and philanthropy, and whose accomplishments have greatly strengthened and helped advance the geophysical sciences.

Congratulations, Mark! 

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