The Distinguished Service Award will be presented on an irregular basis at the discretion of the GS Board of Directors. The award recognizes outstanding service to the Geochemical Society and/or the geochemical community that greatly exceeds the normal expectations of voluntary service. The award does not have to be given each year. The society presents a plaque and honorarium to the recipient.
Nominations of people from underrepresented groups are encouraged (e.g., women, non-white researchers and/or researchers from Asia, Africa and Latin America, disabled scientists, those who have led diversified careers, other historically minoritized groups, and intersections thereof).
|2023||Ken Rubin||Service as Goldschmidt Conference Chair for 2020 and 2022 conferences|
|2020||Sam Savin||Service as treasurer of the society from 2011-19.|
|2019||Marc Norman||Service as executive editor of GCA||GCA v. 272 pp. 287-288|
|2015||Seth Davis||Service as chief operating officer of the society|
|2014||Carla Koretsky||Service as editor of Geochemical News and chair of student travel grant comm.|
|2013||Kerstin Lehnert, Klaus Peter Jochum, Baerbel Sarbas, and J. Douglas Walker||Efforts to bring modern online data management to geochemistry|
|2009||Frank A. Podosek||Service as executive editor of GCA|
|2007||Michael F. Hochella, Jr.||Service as GS president, co-organizer of the 2001 Goldschmidt Conference, and principal editor of Elements||GCA v.73/13S pp.S5-6|
|2005||Guenter Faure||Service as executive editor of GCA and on the boards of GS and IAGC||GCA v.71/15S pp.S30-32|
|2004||Claude J. Allègre||Helped create the European Union of Geosciences and the European Association of Geochemistry||GCA v.70/18S pp.S19-21|
|2003||Hubert L. Barnes||Service as GS president, organizer of the first Goldschmidt Conference, and other contributions||GCA v.68/9 pp.1927-9|
|2002||Denis M. Shaw||Service as executive editor of GCA||GCA v67/13 pp.2317-9|