Created in 1989, the Wilson Research Award honors EMS faculty members who have excelled in research and expresses the gratitude and appreciation of the college. The recipient shall be honored with a recognition memento and a monetary award at the Wilson Awards Banquet held each spring.
This award is given in recognition of meritorious service represented by a single contribution or a series of contributions around a coherent theme. The contribution may represent application of knowledge in the creation of an activity or service useful to society. The achievement for which the candidate is to be honored shall have occurred or culminated during the five years preceding the nomination for the award.
Annually in September, the dean will invite nominations for the Wilson Award for Excellence in Research from each department and institute. Reminders are sent in November.
Each department and institute may submit one nomination (submitted by the department head or director) and the nomination packet should include:
- Biographical information about the nominee
- Detailed description of the achievement
- Documented evidence (e.g, letters) that substantiates the claim of the national or international importance of the achievement (minimum of 3 documents)
- Recent high-resolution color photograph suitable for the program in jpeg format
The nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Diane Ault (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than February 15.
Members of the college faculty, as defined by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Constitution, are eligible.
Nominations are solicited from departments and institutes (typically there is a limit of one nomination per category per department or institute; see the Nomination Procedure guidance under each award). Department heads and institute directors are able to provide new nominations or request reconsideration of last year’s nominees. A selection committee, comprising the deans of the college, reviews and discusses the nominations and selects the recipient in each category.
- 2021: Sukyoung Lee
- 2020: Sridhar Anandakrishnan
- 2019: Erica Smithwick
- 2018: Russell Johns
- 2017: Terry Engelder and Alan Taylor
- 2016: Jerry Harrington and Qing Wang
- 2015: James Kubicki
- 2014: James Runt
- 2013: Katherine H. Freeman
- 2012: Derek Elsworth and Joan M. Redwing
- 2011: Kenneth J. Davis
- 2010: Chris J. Marone and Suzanne E. Mohney
- 2009: Charles J. Ammon and André L. Boehman
- 2008: Zi-Kui Liu and Donna J. Peuquet
- 2007: Lee R. Kump and Anne M. Thompson
- 2006: Susan Trolier-McKinstry
- 2005: William M. Frank and Venkatraman Gopalan
- 2004: Ralph H. Colby, Turgay Ertekin, and Mark N. Gahegan
- 2003: William Easterling and Clive Randall
- 2002: Harold Schobert, Sanat Kumar, and John Wyngaard
- 2001: Hiroshi Ohmoto and Darrell Schlom
- 2000: Michael A. Arthur, Long-Qing Chen, and Chunshan Song
- 1999: David J. Green
- 1998: Tze-Chiang Chung and Alan MacEachren
- 1997: Susan L. Brantley and Digby D. Macdonald
- 1996: Carlo G. Pantano and Rudy L. Slingerland
- 1995: Deryck Holdsworth and Kwadwo Osseo-Asare
- 1994: William H. Brune III
- 1993: Tarasankar DebRoy and Kevin P. Furlong
- 1992: Eric J. Barron and Gary L. Messing
- 1991: Michael M. Coleman and Paul C. Painter
- 1990: Barry Voight
- 1989: Howard W. Pickering and Peter J. Webster