Associate professor of geosciences Jen Pierce has been elected to be a fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).
According to the GSA, the “Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession by election at the spring GSA council meeting. GSA members are nominated by existing GSA Fellows in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and the Geological Society of America through such avenues as publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic, and library responsibilities.”
Current GSA fellow Tammy M. Rittenour nominated Pierce, stating “Jennifer Pierce is recognized for her outstanding record of public outreach and education to raise awareness of climate change and environmental impacts. She is a model scientist-educator who spreads her knowledge to important groups not typically reached by University professors.”