Waldo E. Smith Award

The Waldo E. Smith Award is given in even-numbered years to one honoree in recognition for "extraordinary service to geophysics."

 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. In June 2012, the Council agreed to the Honors & Recognition Committee's recommendation to reclassify the Waldo E. Smith Medal to a Union Award following the approved Union-wide criteria between a medal and an award.

This 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.”

Waldo Smith Biography

AWARD INCLUDES:
• Engraved award
• Recognition in Eos
• Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year
•Two complimentary tickets to the Honors Banquet at the AGU Fall Meeting during the award presentation year