Undergraduate Student Awards

The Ernest L. Ohle, Jr. Prize is presented to the senior judged to have the greatest promise for a successful career in Earth or planetary sciences and who has demonstrated superior academic achievement. The prize is funded by an endowed donation from Dr. Ernest L. Ohle, Jr., an alumnus who had a distinguished career as a mining geologist.

The Courtney Werner Memorial Prize is awarded to a senior student who has majored in Earth and planetary sciences and who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Courtney Werner was an associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Washington University. He joined the Department in 1923, having worked as a geologist for Gulf Oil Company. The prize is funded by endowed donations from his friends and former students.

The Harold Levin Award is for undergraduate students who have done outstanding jobs as assistants to the instructor. Professor Levin was a paleontologist who specialized in study of microscopic fossils as indicators of environmental conditions during deposition of sedimentary rocks. He was an outstanding teacher at all levels, ensuring through dynamic lectures and discussions that students remained engaged in his courses.

The Margaret E. Bewig Memorial Field Camp Award is presented to an EPSc major selected by the faculty from those attending summer field camp, based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. The award may be used to defray part of the cost of summer field camp.  Margaret Bewig was the department secretary and later the administrative assistant from 1963 to 1986. She died on May 26, 1991. The award is funded by endowed donations from her friends, faculty, and former students.

Past Winners

Past Ohle Prize Winners 

2020   Josh Waddell 

2019   Benjamin Tiger 

2018   Savannah Rodriguez 

2017   Addison Nakatani 

2016   Zoe R. Lefebvre 

2015   Nathan Stein 

2014   Daniel L. Johnson 

2013   Hannah H. Kaplan 

2012   Rachel Folkerts 

2011   Jason Boettgner 

2010   Brittany Huhmann 

2009   Matthew Ampleman 

2008   Tabatha Heet 

2007   Jessica Friedman 

2006   Steven M. Chemtob 

2005   Crystal Gammon 

2004   Bethany Ehlmann 

2002   Brian Yanites 

2001   Paul Arthur Giesting 

Past Werner Prize Winners 

2020   Miles Johnson 

2019   Sydney Dybing 

2018   Lauren Johnson 

2017   Monte Cole 

2016   Molly Margaret Chaney 

2015   Jessica Rudnick 

2014   N. Beth Hoagland 

2013   Elizabeth J. Mitnick 

2012   Hannah Rabinowitz 

2011   Kirsten Siebach 

2010   Franklin Koch 

2008   Lonia Friedlander 

2007   Elizabeth Herndon 

2007   Jeffrey Marlow 

2006   Ian J. Orland 

2005   Lisa Molofsky 

2004   Gillian Galford 

2003   Elizabeth Ruth-Black 

2002   Laura Schaefer 

2001   Brian A. Ebel 

2000   Paul A. Giesting 

1997   Jenny Yoo 

1995   Gillian K. Sharer 

1995   Jennifer P. Thieme 

1994   Thomas M. Bawden 

1993   Amy Alaine Shanabrook 

1992   Heidi Anne Betz 

1990   Martin Stephan Appold 

1990   David Barry Gorodetzky 

1986   Paul Ted Doughty 

1983   Mary Dale-Bannister 

1983   Maureen Ann Muldoon 

1982   Robert Louis Woodley 

1981   Leslie Jean Sonder 

1979   Susan Leslie Shutt 

1978   Claudia Lack 

1977   William Curtis Eggemeyer 

1977   Janet Ann Shields 

1976   Ruth Sarah Defries 

1975   Stephen Robert Elkins 

1973   Timothy Rex Hays 

1973   Lloyd Greer Price 

1971   Barry Mark Lesht 

1971   Deborah Sue Snavely 

Past Levin Award Winners 

 2022 Josie Alexander  

2021  Eleanor (Ellie) Moreland  

2020  Miles Johnson  

2019  Miles Johnson  

2017   Emily Weng  

2016   Alexandra Barrett  

2015   Zoe Lefebvre  

2015   Amanda Staderman  

2013   Diana Goeller  

Past Bewig Award Winners 

2019   Anna Baker 

2019   John Worrall 

2014   Daniel Johnson 

2014   Christopher Thom 

2011   Angela Goodiel 

2011   Emma Reinemann 

2010   Matthew Ampleman 

2010   Katherine Grace Barcheck 

2010   Suzanne Knittel 

2010   Jessica Lodewyk 

2009   Brittany Huhmann 

2008   Gregory Finklestein 

2008   Tabatha Heet 

2008   Elizabeth Herndon 

2008   Arther Jack Singletary 

2005   Lisa Molofsky 

2005   Miriam Waigand 

2005   Lindsay Weber 

2004   Gillian Galford 

2004   Mary Schubert 

2003   Holly Kreutzer 

2002   Walter Kolczynski 

2002   Elizabeth Ruth 

2002   Deia Schlosberg 

2002   Brian Yanites 

2001   Alison Passer