2020 Recipient

Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade

Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, manager of the U.S. National Weather Service Caribbean Tsunami Program and former director of the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, received the Press Award for her work in developing real-time data acquisition systems, rapid response capabilities and pioneering public outreach and education efforts have had a profound impact … Continue Reading »

2019 Recipient

Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker, founder and former president of the nonprofit organization GeoHazards International, receives the Press Award for his efforts to make the world’s most vulnerable communities safer from earthquakes and other natural hazards. He and his colleagues in GeoHazards International brought together seismologists, geologists, engineers, sociologists and disaster managers to … Continue Reading »

2018 Recipient

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones, founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, who served over three decades with the U.S. Geological Survey, is recognized for her significant and persistent contributions to earthquake safety and her generous work in sharing seismology research with the public “Lucy Jones has advanced public … Continue Reading »

2017 Recipient

Lori Dengler

“California’s level of preparedness for earthquakes and tsunamis, particularly along the north coast that is part of Cascadia, is very much due to [Dengler’s] efforts to bring the science to the public, the local, regional, tribal, state and federal officials who must make and support preparations, and the emergency managers who have to deal … Continue Reading »

2016 Recipient

Michael E. Wysession

Wysession is a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. In his nomination for the Press award, his colleagues praised the far-reaching impact of his work on Earth and space sciences education from K-12 to university faculty training. One of his most notable … Continue Reading »

2015 Recipient

Walter J. Arabasz

Walter J. Arabasz is a research professor emeritus of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. For more than 30 years, Arabasz led the development of the University of Utah’s regional seismic network and remains a powerful voice in public policy making for earthquake risk reduction. … Continue Reading »