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Research Grants Awarded for 2004

The CSS Memorial Fund Committee (Jim Cappa, Eric Nelson, Bruce Bryant, Greg Holden, and Don Sweetkind) met on April 28, 2004 to evaluate proposals for the Tweto, Oriel, Eckel, Snyder, and Pierce Heart Mountain funds. We received 24 proposals (five fewer than last year) from 18 universities throughout the United States.

Twelve awards totaling $9,425 were made from the five funds. $2,800 total, which supported three proposals, was awarded from the Tweto Fund for research in the Rocky Mountains. The Oriel Fund for research in the central and northern Rocky Mountains awarded $2,000 total to three proposals. The Eckel Fund for research in engineering geology awarded $625 to support one partial proposal. The Snyder Fund for research on Precambrian geology of the Rocky Mountains awarded $1,000 to one proposals. A total of $3,000 was awarded from the Pierce Heart Mountain Fund, under new guidelines established by the Pierce family last year, for research on the Heart Mountain fault and in areas not covered well by the other funds. This year a proposal for work on the Heart Mountain fault and three other proposals were funded.

During the past 21 years (including this year), the Society has helped support the graduate research of 165 students, awarding a total of $125,657 (an average of nearly $750 per grant). This achievement is extraordinary for an organization of our size and exemplifies the commitment of its members to promote high-quality research in the earth sciences. It was an honor and pleasure to serve as Memorial Fund Chair this year and I want to extend a “thank you” to all the Memorial Fund donors that have made these grants possible. The 2004 recipients of CSS memorial funds awards are as follows: