MAS is pleased to announce the winners of the Joseph Goldstein Scholar Award, sponsored by the Meteoritical Society and the publisher Springer
. This new award is intended to promote career advancement for early career members of the Microanalysis Society, increase interactions of junior and established microanalysts, and to advance the state-of-the-art in microanalysis measurements. Activities eligible for the awards are: (1) travel costs for the Goldstein Scholar to visit a microanalysis facility to make measurements that advance the Goldstein Scholar’s skills and/or the state-of-the-art in microanalysis; (2) Travel costs / fees associated with attendance at a microanalysis school or training course, e.g., Lehigh, McCrone, ASU, etc.. Up to five awards of up to $1000 each will be granted each year, with applications reviewed twice yearly in conjunction with the Winter and Summer Council Meetings. All MAS members who are less than 5 years beyond their terminal degree, and who have not received a Goldstein Scholar award within the prior 5 years, are eligible to apply. A one-time renewal for current awardees who need to make a return visit for additional measurements will be considered, in cases where this will have a clear impact on the results obtained, e.g., equipment failure on the first visit.
The winners are:
- Michelle Thompson from the Department of Planetary Sciences at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
- Madeleine Kelly from the School of Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
- David Misch from the Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Chair of Petroleum Geology