The Mineral and Rock Physics Committee chose Baosheng Li as the 1996 recipient of the Outstanding Student Award, which was presented at the Mineral and Rock Physics Reception at the AGU Fall Meeting. He has distinguished himself through outstanding contributions in the field of mineral physics. Specifically, Li has synthesized superb quality specimens of high-pressure phases of candidate mantle minerals, and in close collaboration with others, he has pioneered new and innovative experimental techniques to measure the properties of these potential mantle minerals under in situ conditions. He is acknowledged for his care in executing experiments and their subsequent analysis. A truly outstanding young scientist, Li is destined to become one of the leaders in the Earth sciences. Not only is he endowed with scientific prowess, but he also possesses the leadership qualities that enable him to stimulate his colleagues in collaborative research efforts.