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William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship

This endowment has been established to ensure continued future support for the William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship. Although more than thirty scientific and engineering societies sponsor congressional fellows, this endowment is the first of its kind, demonstrating a lasting commitment for the geosciences. It has been named in honor of Dr. William L. Fisher to commemorate his important geoscience contributions and the key role he has played in development of geo-policy decisions at the national level.

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Dr. William L. Fisher

Dr. William L. Fisher

The AGI Congressional Geoscience Fellowship Endowment has been named in honor of Dr. William L. Fisher to commemorate his important geoscience contributions and the key role he has played in development of geo-policy decisions at the national level. Fisher has provided exceptional service to the nation, his home state of Texas, the geological profession, and the academic community. He is recognized as an outstanding geoscientist and educator who has dedicated his career to the understanding of both the economic and political realities of mineral and energy resources, and one who has provided unparalleled insights though applied geoscience research into the distribution and recovery of the nation’s oil and gas resources.

 

Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Award

The Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Award, established in 1999, joins the ranks of prestigious geoscientist awards within North America. The award is offered by the American Geosciences Institute and the Foundation. It is given periodically to a living geoscientist who has a long history of sustained scientific achievement and exceptional service to the geoscience profession.

Prior Award Recipients

1999 J. David Love
2000 Konrad B. Krauskopf
2002 Michel T. Halbouty
2004 Peter R. Vail (Spring)
2004 Norman D. Newell (Fall)
2005 Gerald M. Friedman
2006 Robert J. Weimer
2007 William L. Fisher
2008 W. Gary Ernst
2010 William R. Muehlberger
2011 Robert H. Dott, Jr.
2012 Sven Treitel
2013 John D. Bredehoeft
2014 Robert D. Hatcher Jr.
2015  

 

AGI is grateful to Jan and Mary van Sant for the idea and initial funding for this award. Others are encouraged to join them so that this award may be presented to deserving geoscientists in perpetuity.

Funding Partners

James A. and Judith W. Gibbs
Thomas M. and Carolyn E. Hamilton
Frank W. Harrison
George Heyl
Marcus E. and Sandra A. Milling
Franklin M. Orr Jr.
Russell G. and Judith A. Slayback
Jack C. and Catherine I. Threet
M. Ray Thomasson
Jan F. and Mary L. van Sant

 

Unrestricted Endowment

This endowment provides funds for unbudgeted AGI projects, as appropriate.