On Thursday May 17th, 2007, the UW Dept of Earth and Space Sciences held its annual Honors & Awards Ceremony, giving out recognition and numerous awards to students, faculty, and staff. All of these awards are presented for merit recognition via a nomination and vetting process, and the awards are often accompanied by small amounts of cash or scholarships. ESS Chair Robert Winglee was the Master of Ceremonies, with help from Terry Swanson, Ed Waddington, and Roger Buick.
The major awards from the 2007 ceremony are :
- Undergraduate Service Award : Tara Smiley
- Top Undergrad Merrill Prize : Jesse Einhorn
- Top Graduate Student Johnston Prize : Brentwood Higman, Michael Kokorowski
- Teaching Excellence : Joanne Bourgeois
- Barksdale Service Award : Kathy Gabriel