Awards and Prizes for 2020

Descriptions for the 2020 Virtual El Día conference awards and prizes, including sponsors and criteria, are provided below. Winners of awards and prizes will be notified by email on April 21, 2020. We will celebrate these awards and our collective El Día achievements with a virtual Reception & Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 21, from 4-6 pm (see the email announcement for zoom meeting details). This page includes both Legacy Awards and Prizes and new 2020 Virtual Awards. Thanks to our many 2020 Awards and Prizes Sponsors!

Legacy Awards

Name Criteria Amount
Montgomery Prize
Most outstanding oral presentation in specified area
1) Important research, impact on field and profession
2) Excellence in writing, visual presentation, oral communication
3) Specific area: Hydrology
$2,000
Hargis Awards
Most outstanding poster presentations
1) Excellence in technical communication
2) Excellence in writing, visual presentation, oral communication
3) First place and Second place awards
$1,000
$600
Ben Herman Award
Outstanding oral presentation in specified area
1) Excellence in technical communication
2) Specific area: Atmospheric Sciences
$1,000
HAS Awards of Excellence
Outstanding oral presentation
Outstanding poster presentation
1) Excellence in technical communication in oral format
2) Excellence in writing and visual presentation in poster format
3) One award each for oral presenter and poster presenter
$400
$400
Donald R. Davis Undergraduate Distinction Award
Outstanding undergraduate award
1) Undergraduate distinction award
2) Excellence in technical communication (oral or poster) or
3) Excellence in academic or research efforts or
4) Excellence in service to university, community, or profession
$400
Eugene S. Simpson Award
Best undergraduate poster in specified areas
1) Undergraduate award
2) Excellence in technical communication in poster format
3) Specific areas: Hydrogeology, Subsurface Hydrology, or Groundwater
$400

Virtual Awards

Best Virtual Poster Award
Outstanding poster presentation
Arizona Hydrological Society, Tucson Water, Michael Block, & Michael Carpenter
1) Excellence in technical communication in poster format
$600
Pima County Flood Control Best Virtual Oral Award
Outstanding oral presentation

1) Excellence in technical communication in oral format
$500
Salt River Project Best Virtual Oral Award
Outstanding oral presentation
1) Excellence in technical communication in oral format
$500
Stanley N. Davis Virtual Poster Award
Outstanding poster presentation in specified area
1) Award in honor of Stanley N. Davis, former department head of HWR
2) Excellence in technical communication in poster format
3) Specific area: Hydrogeology
$500
Matrix New World Engineering Best Virtual Oral Award
Outstanding oral presentation
1) Excellence in technical communication in oral format
$400
Vaisala Best Virtual Poster Award
Outstanding poster presentation in specified area
1) Excellence in virtual presentation in poster format
2) Specific area: Atmospheric Science
$400
Geosystems Analysis, Inc Best Virtual Poster Award
Outstanding poster presentation
1) Excellence in virtual presentation in poster format
$300
Pima County Department of Environmental Quality Best Virtual Oral + Poster Awards
Outstanding oral presentation
Outstanding poster presentation
1) Excellence in virtual presentation and technical communication
2) One award each for oral format and poster format
$200
$200

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