It is my pleasure to announce our 2018 Paleontological Society award winners. You will hear more about these accomplished people at our Annual Meeting in November. For now, we congratulate the following awardees:
The Harrel S. 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.
The 2018 Strimple Award recipient is Jack Kallmeyer (Cincinnati Dry Dredgers).
The Pojeta Award was established to recognize exceptional professional or public service by individuals or groups in the field of paleontology above and beyond that of existing formal roles or responsibilities.
The 2018 Pojeta Award recipient is Eugenie Scott (National Center for Science Education).
The Charles Schuchert Award is presented to a person early in his or her career whose work reflects excellence and promise in the science of paleontology, and thus reflects the objectives and standards of the Paleontological Society.
The 2018 Schuchert Award recipient is Seth Finnegan (University of California, Berkeley).
The Paleontological Society Medal is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Society, reflecting the objectives and standards of the Society. It is awarded to a person whose eminence is based on advancement of knowledge in paleontology.
The 2018 Paleontological Society Medalist is Anna K. Behrensmeyer (Smithsonian Institution).
Please congratulate our award recipients when you get the chance, and think about nominees for next year’s awards. The instructions for submitting nominations are on our Paleontological Society website.