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 »

2012 Recipient

Randall White

The Seismological Society of America (SSA) honored seismologist Randall White for his scientific leadership in response to volcanic eruptions, both saving lives and sharing his techniques of eruptions forecasting that are now in use at volcano observatories around the world. SSA awarded White with the Frank Press Public Service Award … Continue Reading »

2011 Recipient

Eric Calais

Throughout Eric Calais’s career studying active deformation at plate boundaries and interiors, Eric Calais always had a focus on key questions for hazard assessment, particularly in northeastern Caribbean, one of his longtime study areas. When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Calais was among the first scientists to arrive on … Continue Reading »

2010 Recipient

Hugo Yepes

The Frank Press Public Service Award was presented to Ecuadorian seismologist Hugo Yepes at SSA’s 2011 annual meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. Yepes’ work throughout his career advanced hazard assessment and risk mitigation efforts in Ecuador and South America. For more than 20 years, Hugo Yepes has dedicated his life to … Continue Reading »

2009 Recipient

Art Frankel

The Frank Press Public Service Award was presented to Art Frankel at the 2010 annual meeting in Portland, OR. Since being tasked with leading an update to national seismic hazard maps for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1993, Art Frankel has contributed significantly to improved public policy, building codes and … Continue Reading »

2008 Recipient

David Wald

The Frank Press Public Service Award was presented to David Wald at the 2009 annual meeting in Monterey, CA. Wald serves as a research scientist at the United States Geological Survey in Golden, CO, as well as an adjunct professor at Colorado School of Mines. Throughout his career, Wald has expanded the … Continue Reading »