Jun Korenaga honored by American Geophysical Union
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University,
was awarded the 2006 James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical
Union. Korenaga's research focuses on
the chemical and thermal evolution of the Earth, and the relation between terrestrial magmatism and mantle convection.
received his MIT/WHOI Joint Program doctoral degree in February 2000, was advised
by Tom Jordan and Peter Kelemen. His
thesis title was Magmatism and Dynamics
of Continental Breakup in the Presence of a Mantle Plume.
recognizes significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an
"outstanding" young scientist less than 36 years of age. The award was established in 1961 and renamed
in 1986 in honor of James B. Macelwane, a seismologist at Saint Louis University
renowned not just for his contributions to geophysics but also for his deep
interest in teaching and encouraging young scientists.
Claudia Benitez-Nelson awarded AGU Early Career Award
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of South Carolina, was awarded the 2006
Early Career Award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Benitez-Nelson’s research focuses on
understanding the biogeochemical cycling of Phosphorus (P) in the ocean and
what controls particle formation and organic Carbon (C) fluxes from the surface
ocean to the deep floor.
received her MIT/WHOI Joint Program doctoral degree in February 1999, was
advised by Ken Buesseler and Dave Glover. Her thesis title was Phosphorus
Cycling in the Gulf of Maine: A Multi-Tracer Approach.
Career Award is given to a member of the Ocean Sciences Section in recognition
of significant contributions to and promise in the ocean sciences. The awardee must be in the first eight
post-doctoral degree years of his/her career.The award is given at the Fall Meeting every other year. The award includes a grant for travel to AGU
meetings funded by the contributions of members of the Ocean Sciences Section.