George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research
About the George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research
An award has been established in the honor of Dr. George B. and Jane C. Maxey, former Executive Director of the Division of Hydrologic Sciences and his wife. The amount of the award is $1,500.00. This award is based on a research paper submitted by the student on a subject related to water science and engineering.
To be eligible, the student must be a full- or part-time enrollee in the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS) at the University of Nevada, Reno or the Water Resources Management (WRM) program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and have at least one DRI faculty as a committee member. In addition, the student must be in good standing and have been in residence at least one semester. A student may win this award only once per degree.
Criteria for Evaluation
Submissions will be judged using several criteria, including:
- Imagination: Originality of ideas expressed or presentation of concept.
- Completeness: Thoughtful and well-defined concepts with introduction, analysis, and conclusions.
- Relationship: Relationship to real-world problems.
- Documentation: Evidence of background search of literature.
- Style: The paper should be in a form acceptable for publication.
These criteria are general and not necessarily equally weighted or in order of importance.
NOTE: Papers that are not directly related to water science (i.e., hydrology in a broad sense) will not be considered appropriate. If there is a question concerning acceptability of a particular subject area, please contact Sean McKenna before preparing the paper.
Students must submit an electronic copy of their paper in a single PDF document on a relevant topic and a cover letter stating their intellectual contribution to the paper by March 1 to: Maria Vasquez (Maria.Vasquez@dri.edu), DHS Program Specialist. The body of the submission should be in manuscript format, no longer than 10 pages of double-spaced text and in a font-size not smaller than 11pt. Tables, figures, and references do not count towards the 10-page limit. Submissions in journal article format will not be accepted. The cover letter and paper will be distributed to each of the committee members for review and ranking. The applicant may be asked to make an oral presentation to summarize his/her paper, the time allotted being not more than fifteen minutes.
Submission and More Information
Papers must be submitted electronically in a single PDF document to Maria Vasquez by March 1 to:
Desert Research Institute
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89512
Past Winners and Finalists
1979 John E. Dowden
1980 Peter M. Kearl
1981 Anthony D. Truschel
1982 Jonathan J. Rhodes
1983 Christine E. Koltermann
1984 Jeffrey M. Fisher and Carl E. Thodal
1985 Deborah L. Cave
1988 Joel S. Hayworth
1989 Lisa A. Shevenell
1990 Sandra Haws
1991 Scott R. Waichler
1992 Michael W. Slattery
1993 Linda Urzendowski
1994 Vijaya S. Chekuri and Dirk K. Cockrum
1995 Clay Cooper
1996 David A. Benson and Gregory M. Pohll
1997 Lynn Fenstermaker-Shaulis and Derek Sloop
1998 David Decker
1999 Rosemary W.H. Carroll
2000 Nicole A. Brown
2001 Hai Huang and Wooyong Um
2002 Rina Schumer
2003 Jie Xu
2006 Farag Botros
2007 Feng Pan
2009 Francisco Suárez
2010 Margaret Shanafield
2011 Marion Bisiaux and Ramon Naranjo
2012 Dan Pasteris
2013 Wyatt Fereday
2014 Jackson B. Crews and Ryan Liebert
2016 Daniel Saftner
2017 Kelley Sterle
2018 Kevin Heintz