USGS Scientist Emeritus Program: Honorary Awards
Scientist Emeritus Al Merewether.
This award recognizes significant contributions made to the USGS mission by an individual while volunteering as a Scientist Emeritus. Possible contributions are listed below under “Judging Criteria.” A Scientist Emeritus may only receive the Dallas Peck Award one time. One or more awards will be given out each year at the USGS Awards Ceremony in May.
- Nominees must be a USGS Scientist Emeritus in good standing.
- Nominees may NOT have received a previous Dallas Peck Award.
Judging Criteria (all to have been accomplished while a USGS Scientist Emeritus):
- Exemplary service to the USGS
- Major contributor to an outstanding scientific publication/s or mission critical product/s
- Innovation/s of significance that further USGS programs
- Development of a new procedure or process that results in substantially increased productivity, efficiency, or economy of operation at the USGS
- Mentorship of young scientists
- Significant service to the broader scientific community
Excelling in any one of these categories is sufficient to be considered for the award.
- Science Center Directors, Branch Chiefs, Regional Executives, and Program Coordinators may submit nominations.
- In two pages or less, describe why the individual should be considered for the award. List specific details that support the nomination. If necessary, pertinent documentation may also be submitted.
- By December 31 of the current year, please submit nominations via email to the Scientist Emeritus Liaison, Laurel M. Bybell (firstname.lastname@example.org), in the Office of Science Quality and Integrity.
- The Office of Science Quality and Integrity will conduct an evaluation process for all nominations.
- Once selections are made, the recipients will be included in the annual USGS Awards Ceremony.
Scientist Emeritus Award Recipients
- 2008 Scientist Emeritus Award Recipients
- 2007 Scientist Emeritus Award Recipients
- 2006 Scientist Emeritus Award Recipients