William R. Dickinson Award

The Dickinson Medal Award

2018 Dickinson Medal Awardee, Brian Horton

The SEPM Council is adding a new Medal Award for 'mid-career' geoscientists and in doing so has made some adjustments to the existing awards.

Description: for recognition of a mid-career research geoscientist who is significantly influencing the sedimentary geology community with innovative work; with a track record of impactful publications, pioneering approaches and the establishment of an influential research program. Contributions to major shifts in scientific thinking, via original and innovative data generation, tools, and analyses, which help solve broad geological questions are hallmarks of a Dickinson Medal awardee.

The Award is named in honor of William R. Dickinson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_R._Dickinson), a sedimentologist, but his success and "fame" was achieved through integration of sedimentological analysis into numerous areas of research. He was a true pioneer in terms of using sedimentological data to solve problems related to tectonics and basin analysis. Bill was a true giant and it would be an honor for any person to be recognized with his medal from the SEPM.

Nominee Criteria:

Link to Nomination Form


Any additional nomination materials should be sent to:

Hayley Cooney

Membership Coordinator