The GP Section has initiated the selection of meritorious student papers at both Spring and Fall Meetings. At the present time, selection is limited to oral presentations whose first author (and presenter) is an AGU student member. Such papers are identified on the abstract form, and this information supplied to the section by AGU. A three-person committee, arranged by the secretary, is responsible for attending the paper presentations and making the final decisions. Consideration is given to oral presentation, visual presentation, content, methodology, response to questions, and overall impression.