The Paleontological Society

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Know of an amateur or avocational paleontologist who has furthered the field of paleontology? Please recognize that person by nominating him or her for the Paleontological Society Strimple Award.

The Strimple Award recognizes outstanding achievement in paleontology by amateurs (someone who does not make a living full-time from paleontology). Contributions may be an outstanding record of research and publication, making outstanding collections, safeguarding unique paleontological materials through public service, teaching activities in the area of paleontology, and collaborations with others working in paleontology.

Anyone, including other amateurs, may make a nomination.  Nominators do not have to be members of the Paleontological Society.

The nominations should include 1)  nominee's full name, address, phone number (and email if available);  2) contact information for nominator; 3)  certification by the nominator of the amateur status of the nominee; 4) description of the nominee's achievements in paleontology (not to exceed three pages);  5)  supporting letters and other documentation.

Please submit nominations by February 1, 2015, to
Arnold I. Miller, Chair of the Strimple Award Committee
Department of Geology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013
phone: (513) 556-4022