The AGU All-Union Committee for Mineral and Rock Physics (M&RP) will present their 1998 Outstanding Student Awards to Tye Gribb and Abby Kavner during the M&RP and Nonlinear Geophysics Reception. The reception will be held during the AGU 1998 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., USA.

Tye Gribb is being recognized for his innovative experiments to determine elastic attenuation in silicates and silicate partial melts. Tye received his B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He is presently completing his Ph.D. under the supervision of Reid Cooper at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gribb is being honored for his experimental studies of the shear and Young's modulus attenuation responses of polycrystalline silicates and silicate partial melts. He is cited as an exceptionally talented experimentalist—one who can design an experiment to test a theory or observation, build the apparatus to carry out the experiment, fabricate appropriate materials for testing, and rigorously analyze the results.