Norman L. Bowen Award

About
This award is given annually by the VGP section for outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry or petrology . The contribution may be:

  1. a single outstanding paper published in any journal;
  2. a series of papers which, taken together, constitute an outstanding contribution; or
  3. any other contribution that the Selection Committee considers worthy.

Special consideration is given to nominees who have not previously received a medal.

Nominations
Deadline: every April 15 of the year of the award
Procedure: Submit nominations electronically here

The nomination file should include:

  1. a nominating letter from a colleague,
  2. a CV for the candidate,
  3. a list of publications for the candidate; and
  4. three additional letters of support – preferably on letterhead; diverse supporters (i.e.,individuals who are not currently/recently associated with the nominee’s institution of education or employment) are required

Bowen Award Selection Committee (link)

Previous Bowen Award Winners:

  • 2016 Tim Elliott and Dante Canil
  • 2015 Thomas Sisson
  • 2014 Mark Ghiorso
  • 2014 Richard Sack
  • 2013  Donald B. Dingwell
  • 2013  James W. Head III
  • 2012  Yoshiyuki Tatsumi
  • 2011  James A. Connolly
  • 2011  Marc M. Hirschmann
  • 2010  Samuel Bowring
  • 2010  Hans Keppler
  • 2009  Tim Holland
  • 2009  Roger Powell
  • 2008  Richard W. Carlson
  • 2007  Eiji Ohtani
  • 2007  Hugh O’Neill
  • 2006  Katharine Cashman
  • 2006  Roberta Rudnick
  • 2005  Robert J. Bodnar
  • 2005  Paul R. Renne
  • 2004  Peter B. Kelemen
  • 2003  John W. Valley
  • 2002  William I. Rose
  • 2001  A.T. Anderson
  • 2000  Francis Albarede
  • 1999  Charles R. Bacon
  • 1998  Alex Halliday
  • 1997  Frank S. Spear
  • 1996  Charles H. Langmuir
  • 1995  Frank M. Richter
  • 1995  T. Mark Harrison
  • 1994  Harry W. Green II
  • 1994  Alan Bruce Thompson
  • 1993  Timothy L. Grove
  • 1993  Bruce D. Marsh
  • 1991  Robert O. Fournier
  • 1991  Eric Essene
  • 1990  Alexander R. McBirney
  • 1988  S. Ross Taylor
  • 1987  John Barry Dawson
  • 1986  Fred A. Frey
  • 1986  Ian S.E. Carmichael
  • 1985  H.-U. Schmincke
  • 1985  Edward Wesley Hildreth
  • 1985  Richard V. Fisher
  • 1984  Michael J. O’Hara
  • 1984  Robert C. Newton
  • 1983  Lionel Wilson
  • 1982  T.N. Irvine
  • 1981  Richard A. Yund

More
Link to full text and figures of “NORMAN L. BOWEN (1887-1956), MIT CLASS OF 1912, FIRST PREDOCTORAL FELLOW OF THE GEOPHYSICAL LABORATORY” by H.S. Yoder Jr. (1992, Earth Sciences History 11:45-55). This is a summary of Bowen’s professional career.