Earth Sciences prof named Fellow of the Geological Society of America
July 29, 2015
Dr. Stephen Piercey, a professor of Earth Sciences and the NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Deposits, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA).
Society Fellowship is an honour bestowed on the best of the profession by election at the organization’s spring council meeting. Existing fellows nominate GSA members in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences.
“Stephen Piercey has made significant contributions to the field of economic geology, particularly the genesis and tectonic setting of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and associated magmatic rocks,” wrote Dr. John Hanchar, head of Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences, in his nomination of Dr. Piercey.
“His research has led to a much better understanding of the relationships between style and type of mineralization and tectono-magmatic processes globally.”
The newly elected fellows will be recognized at the GSA 2015 annual meeting presidential address and awards ceremony on Nov. 1 in Baltimore Maryland.