Erica Bigio, part-time scientist at AZGS who is also working on her graduate degree at the University of Arizona, received two awards at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Denver tonight. The Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division gave her the Robert K. Fahnestock Memorial Award as well as the Marie Morisawa Research Award Honorable Mention.
The Robert K. Fahnestock Memorial Award is made annually to the applicant for graduate student research grants with the best application in the field of sediment transport or related aspects of fluvial geomorphology.
The Marie Morisawa Award for $1000 was established in 2006 to honor Dr. Marie Morisawa, one of the first women to maintain a high profile in Quaternary geology and geomorphology throughout her career. The purpose of the award is to support promising female M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students pursuing a career in geomorphology.