Rosemary Knight honored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Rosemary Knight
Rosemary Knight with PhD student Meredith Goebel. (Photo: Stacy Geiken)

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has honored ROSEMARY KNIGHT with its 2017 Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided extraordinary inspiration to the next generation of geophysics professionals, have made contributions to geophysical instruction at any educational level and have provided advice, mentorship and supervision for students.

Former postdoctoral scholar and current University of Wyoming assistant professor Andrew Parsekian praised Knight for “inspiring the next generation of near-surface geophysicists.”

He added, “I think I can speak for many of her former students and postdocs when I say how important it was to learn from someone with boundless excitement and enthusiasm for the science as well as the technical depth to remain at the cutting edge of innovation. Professor Knight embodies the best traits of a scientific role model.”

As the George L. Harrington Professor of Geophysics at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Knight has put both graduate and undergraduate education at the forefront of her efforts.

She joined Stanford in 2000 after teaching at the University of British Columbia and has advised more than 35 graduate students and 13 postdoctoral scholars. Eight of her 15 former PhD students have continued with careers in academia. Additionally, she has led an effort known as iEarth (Introduction to Planet Earth), which is dedicated to producing “geo-literate” students through a suite of courses exploring intersections between human and natural systems.

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