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Donald B. Dingwell receives the Arthur Louis DAY Medal


Professor Donald Bruce Dingwell, Director oft he Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has been selected to receive the Arthur Louis DAY Medal oft he Geological Society of America. The Day Medal is intended to recognize outstanding distinction in the application of physics and chemistry to the solution of geologic problems. It is intended to inspire further effort and is thus awarded to geoscientists actively pursuing a research career. It is one of the highest honors in geosciences.
The medal was established in 1948 by Arthur Louis Day, the founding director of the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. It has been awarded annually ever since. Professor Dingwell is the 1st recipient whose research is based in Germany.
The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a growing membership of more than 26,000 individuals in 115 countries. GSA serves earth scientists from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry to develop a better understanding of the earth. The Day Medal will be conferred on Prof. Dingwell at the annual meeting of the Geological and Mineralogical Societies of America at Denver in September.