The Geological Society of America would like to congratulate the winners of the GSA Special Award at the 2006 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Almost 1,500 students from 47 countries competed for nearly $4 million in scholarships and prizes at the 57th International Fair.

GSA awards prizes for science and engineering projects investigating the earth and related sciences. The winners and their schools will receive a free subscription to GSA Today, the GSA monthly newsletter. Projects are judged on their demonstration of a high level of understanding of earth science concept(s), how the earth is a system, and use of innovative methods to explain concepts. Thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch and Dr. Dennis Hubbard for being GSA judges.

This year’s winners are:

Award $1,000
EA302 Tracing Early Hominid Migrations in India: ESR Dating at Hathnora and Devni-Khadri
Maysun Mazhar Hasan, 17, Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, New York
Hermain Suhail Khan, 16, Staten Island Technical High School, Staten Island, New York
Award $750
EV085 Deadly Waters: A Twelve Month Water Quality Study of a Newly Erupted Sulfur Spring and Its Longitudinal Effect on Diamond Fork Creek, Phase IV
Shannon L. Babb, 18, American Fork High School, American Fork, Utah
Award $250
EA301 Waves of Destruction, II: Calculating Wave Intrusion on Coastal Regions
Scott Edward Hasbrook, 15, Highland East Junior High School, Moore, Oklahoma
Nathan Tyler Hasbrook, 15, Highland East Junior High School, Moore, Oklahoma
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