Caroline Strömberg has been selected as the recipient for this year’s Schuchert Award from the Paleontological Society. The Charles Schuchert Award is presented to a person early in his or her career whose work reflects excellence and promise in the science of paleontology, and thus reflects the objectives and standards of the Paleontological Society. The Paleontological Society is an international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology: invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, and paleobotany. The Society was founded in 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was incorporated in April 1968 in the District of Columbia. The Society has several membership categories, including regular, student, and retired. Members, representing 40 countries, consist of professional paleontologists, academicians, science editors, earth-science teachers, museum specialists, and undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral scholars, as well as avocational paleontologists.
This is the most prestigious award that a early career paleontologist can receive and recognizes Caroline’s revolutionary work with fossil phytoliths. Congratulations!