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Awards & Accomplishments


The University of Tennessee GK-12 Earth Project
Funded by the National Science Foundation

Awards and Accomplishments by
Current and Former GK-12 Fellows

Geoff Gilleaudeau

Geological Society of America Research Grant, 2008, $2,250.

Society for Sedimentary Geology Research Grant, 2008, $1,700.

The Evolving Earth Foundation Research Grant, 2008, $3,000.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Research Grant, 2008, $2,000.

The Barringer Family Fund Research Grant, 2008, $4,000.

Justin Hart

Appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Alabama, 2009.

Appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of North Alabama, 2007.

Robert G. Long Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2007.

Chancellor's Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise, University of Tennessee, 2007.

Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2007.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation, 2006, $10,009.

Grant-in-aid to Support Student Research by the National Science Foundation, University of Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility, 2006, $3,000.

Daniel B. Lewis

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation, 2009, $8,250.

John Sakulich

Dissertation Grant, Association of American Geographers, 2009, $500.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation, 2009, $11,871.

René Shroat-Lewis

M.A. Fritz Travel Grant for the Advancement of Studies in Paleontology, 2009, $750 (Canadian).

 

Cincinnati Dry Dredgers Paul Sanders Award, 2009, $500.

Mark Spond

Summer Research Assistantship, Office of Research, The University of Tennessee, 2008, $3,600.

Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee, 2008.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation, 2009, $11,700.

Zack Taylor

Chancellor's Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise, University of Tennessee, 2009.

Yates Dissertation Fellowship, The University of Tennessee, 2009, $15,000.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Geography and Regional Science Program, National Science Foundation, 2008, $11,388.

Geological Society of America, Dissertation Grant Program, 2008, $2,130.

Robert G. Long Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2008.

Outstanding Teaching Associate, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2008.

Travel Grant, Graduate Student Senate, University of Tennessee, 2008, $450.

Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2007.

Travel Grant, Graduate Student Senate, University of Tennessee, 2007, $145.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2006.

Chris Underwood

Carlos C. Campbell Memorial Fellowship, Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, 2008, $5,000.

Director, Graduate Student Affinity Group of the Association of American Geographers, 2008.

University of Tennessee, Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, 2007, $200.

Matt Valente

International Biogeography Society, Student Travel Award, 2008, $1,300.

AAG Biogeography Specialty Group, Best Ph.D. Presentation Award, 2008, $200.

Conant Botanical Image, Student Travel Award, 2008, $250.

W.K. McClure Fund for the Study of World Affairs Scholarship, 2008, $2,000.

University of Tennessee, Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, 2008, $450.

Saskia van de Gevel

Outstanding Teaching Associate Award, Department of Geography, University of
Tennessee, 2006.

Stewart K. McCroskey Memorial Fund Award, Department of Geography, 2006

Honorable Mention, Student Paper Competition, 7th International Conference on
Dendrochronology, Beijing, China, 2006.

W.K. McClure Fund for the Study of World Affairs, University of Tennessee, 2006, $3,000.

Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2006.

Leadership Award, North American Dendroecological Fieldweek, Great Smoky
Mountains National Park at Tremont, Tennessee, 2007.

Exceptional Professional Accomplishment Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2008.

Student Publication Award, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 2008.

Appointed Lecturer Position, Department of Geography and Planning, Appalachian State University, 2009.

Annie Wambersie

Appointed Lecturer Position, Department of Geography, University of South Alabama, 2009.


Awards and Accomplishments by
Faculty Advisors and Teacher-Partners

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer

Chancellor's Award for Extraordinary Service to the University, 2009.

Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Geography, 2009

Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Geography, 2008

Team Excellence Award, Human Resources Department, The University of Tennessee, 2008

Weather Channel's 100 Greatest Moments in Weather History, 2007
Carol Harden

Elected President of the Association of American Geographers, 2009-2010.

Victoria Headrick

Awarded her Doctorate in Education, 2009

Colin Sumrall

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008.

Sally Horn

Appointed as a Chancellor's Professor in 2008, which constitutes the highest lifetime honor that can be accorded to a member of the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Speaker, Spring 2009 Hooding Ceremony.

Faculty Academic Outreach Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee, 2008.