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Professor Mark Moldwin receives the 2016 Waldo E. Smith Union Award

The award is meant to honor those who have played unique leadership roles. | Short Read
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Climate & Space Professor Mark Moldwin received the 2016 Waldo E. Smith Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on Dec. 14, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

The award honors individuals who have played unique leadership roles in such diverse areas as scientific associations, education, legislation, research, public understanding of science, management, and philanthropy, and whose accomplishments have greatly strengthened and helped advance the geophysical sciences.

The Smith Award was originally established in 1982 as the Waldo E. Smith Medal, named in honor of Waldo E. Smith, whose dutiful efforts and service developed AGU into a vibrant, growing organization.

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