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Sept. 21, 2015

MSU professor named Geological Society of America Fellow

MSU Geological Sciences associate professor Julie Libarkin was recently elected a 2015 Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Libarkin heads the Geocognition Research Laboratory at MSU where she investigates how people perceive, understand and make decisions about the earth. She also holds appointments in the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science and the CREATE for STEM Institute at MSU, and is also affiliated with MSU’s Cognitive Science Program and Environmental Science and Policy Program.

“It is a great honor to have Julie recognized by the Geological Society of America for her exceptional contributions to the geosciences,” said David Hyndman, professor and chair of the MSU Department of Geological Sciences. “She is a leader in geocognition research and geosciences education, and contributes significantly to professional organizations in her field.”

Geological Society of America members are nominated by existing fellows, recognizing their distinguished contributions to the geosciences through 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.

Libarkin and the other newly elected fellows will be recognized at the 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony on Nov. 1 in Baltimore, Maryland.