Jackson Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Award


 

The Jackson Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Award is designed to recognize a mid-career soil scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the areas of soil chemistry and mineralogy. This award is supported by gifts from Dr. and Mrs. Marion L. Jackson to the Agronomic Science Foundation and administered by the Soil Science Society of America. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony, and $3,000.

Evaluation:

  1. Significance and originality of basic and/or applied research in soil chemistry/mineralogy
  2. Excellence in creative reasoning and skill in obtaining pertinent data
  3. Quality of teaching soil chemistry/mineralogy at undergraduate and/or graduate levels
  4. Total impact of contributions on soil science and other fields, nationally or internationally, as well as on society at large

Nominations Opened: Feb 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM CST
Nominations initiated by: Mar 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT
3 Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by: Apr 5, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT


Eligibility

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Nominator

  1. Nominators are required to be SSSA members.
  2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominator for this award.

Nominee

  1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
  2. Nominees are to be in mid-career, defined as the period between 10 and 25 years after receipt of the nominee’s final academic degree.
  3. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.

Reference

  1. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a reference for this award.

Qualifications

Nominator

  1. Current Position Title

Nominee

  1. Degrees Received
  2. Year of Final Academic Degree
    (ex. 1975) Enter the four-digit year of the nominee's final academic degree. The award is intended for persons in mid-career, defined as the period between 10 and 25 years after receipt of the final academic degree.
  3. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 2000)
  4. Research Contributions
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Provide a listing and evaluation of basic and/or applied research activities with emphasis on significance, originality. Provide other related research activities. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  5. Teaching Contributions
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Describe teaching contributions: (a) Courses taught, (b) Advising of graduate and undergraduate students, and (c) Evaluation of teaching effectiveness as documented by the number of courses taught, number of students taught and advised, and summary of student and peer evaluation. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  6. Service to the Profession
    Describe service to the profession outside the Society such as appointed positions, elected positions, other service to professional organizations. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  7. Membership
    List membership in professional, honorary, and academic societies. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  8. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  9. Professional Contributions Listing
    Identify and briefly list the nominee's technical or nontechnical publications, patents, and efforts to develop or improve programs, practices, and products. List up to 12 of the most significant professional contributions of the nominee. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  10. Evaluation
    In this section, summarize the primary achievements and evaluate the nominee's comprehensive skills, competencies, and qualifications for this award. Give the nominees impact in one or more of the evaluation criteria in the award description. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)