The New Marcy Speer Best Scientific Paper Award
Marcy Speer was a former UPGG student, Admissions Director and Director of Graduate Studies. In her honor, the Marcy Speer endowment was established to support UPGG students. In addition to the fellowship that is awarded annually to a second year UPGG student, this endowment funds an award for the best scientific paper of the calendar year by a UPGG student. Eligible papers include those in which a UPGG student is first author on a primary research finding. Review articles are not eligible for this award. The UPGG Director, co-Director and Director of Graduate Studies will select the winning paper from the eligible submissions. The UPGG student whose paper was selected will receive a new computer to assist with writing more excellent scientific papers. The cycle runs from August 2016-August 2017 with the winner announced at the annual August Welcome picnic. Please submit all paper for review to Liz Labriola by August 1, 2017.