Weimer Receives 2001 Hedberg Award

Title: Weimer Receives 2001 Hedberg Award
Publication: The Outcrop, January 2002, p. 12

Dr. Robert J. Weimer, Professor Emeritus of Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, received the 2001 Hollis Hedberg Award in Energy on November 8, 2001, in Dallas, Texas.

Weimer has been a major influence in the exploration for energy resources and the training of students to enter the field. His research accomplishments and publications have earned him many awards, including the Sidney Powers Medal of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Twenhofel Medal of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. He has served as President and on the governing boards of numerous scientific societies.

As a Fulbright Lecturer, popular international speaker, and visiting professor, Dr. Weimer has informed audiences across the globe. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has served on the Energy Research Advisory Board and other committees to the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Weimer’s reputation as a stimulating teacher is widespread, and he has mentored many students who, themselves, have gone on to successful careers and academia.

The Hollis D. Hedberg Award in Energy was established in 1983, and since 1988, has been given by the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man (ISEM) at Southern Methodist University. The Award is given for exceptional contributions to the understanding of the earth and its resources. Dr. Hedberg’s standard-setting activities spanned both industry and academia, in both pure and applied research. He made substantive contributions to many fields related to Petroleum Geology, but perhaps his greatest contribution was in the leadership he provided in formulating and establishing the International Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature, and the Law of the Sea guiding mineral exploration.