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The Geological Society of America is soliciting nominations for its new Young Scientist Award, the gold Donath Medal. An endow merit established by Fred A. Donath and his wife makes possible the medal and a cash prize, $10,000 this year, to a scientist who is 35 or younger. In addition, the winner will be given a complimentary life membership in GSA and complimentary lifetime affiliation in the GSA divisions of the medalist's choice.

The first award will be given at the 1989 GSA annual meeting in November in St. Louis. The award will be made on the basis of outstanding achievement in contributing to geologic knowledge through original research that marks a major advance in the Earth sciences.