The Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation (AWGF) honored Linda M. Abriola as the 1996 Outstanding Educator on October 29 at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado. Abriola is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a former secretary of AGU's Hydrology Section. By their selection of Abriola as the 1996 Outstanding Educator, AWGF recognized her excellence as a researcher, teacher, and mentor to aspiring women scientists.