Wiess School of Natural Sciences
#sliderCaption1 #sliderCaption2 #sliderCaption3 #sliderCaption4 #sliderCaption5 #sliderCaption6 #sliderCaption7 #sliderCaption8 #sliderCaption9 #sliderCaption10 #sliderCaption11 #sliderCaption12 #sliderCaption13 #sliderCaption14
Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Mathematics
Earth Science
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Chemistry
Physics & Astronomy
Kinesiology

Dasgupta honored with Macelwane Medal by AGU


Dasgupta

The American Geophysical Union has honored Rice geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta with the James B. Macelwane Medal, awarded this year to five scientists for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist. Dasgupta’s lab studies chemical differentiation of Earth and other rocky planets through high pressure-temperature laboratory experiments. He will be recognized at the organization’s fall meeting in San Francisco Dec. 17.

The James B. Macelwane Medal is given annually to three or up to five honorees in recognition for "significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist." 

Established in 1961, the Macelwane Medal was renamed in 1986 in honor of former AGU president James B. Macelwane (1953–1956). Renowned for his contributions to geophysics, Macelwane was deeply interested in teaching and encouraging young scientists.  James N. Brune was the first recipient of this medal.