2018 UNR Foundation Professor
2017 Mackay Special Recognition Award for service to GBCGE
2015 Faculty Mentor for Westfall Scholar Ryley Hill, BS Physics/Math/Geophysics
2014 NASA Group Achievement, MER Science/Ops Team – 10 years of exploration
2013 Mackay Distinguished Faculty Award
2013 Faculty Mentor for Westfall Scholar Marlon Ramos, BS Geophysics
2012 Special Recognition Award from the Geothermal Energy Association for NGA
2011 Special Recognition from the Geothermal Energy Association as an individual
2011 NASA Group Achievement Award, MRO MARCI/CTX Science Team
2009 Faculty Mentor for Westfall Scholar Laura Garchar, BS Geol. Eng.
2008 NASA Group Achievement Award, MER 3rd and 4th Extended Mission Team
2007 Nevada Women of Achievement from the Nevada Women’s Fund.
2006 UNR College of Science H. K. Shin award for Excellence in Research.
2005 Mackay School Faculty Achievement Award
2004 University of Nevada Graduate Student Association Outstanding Mentor Award
2004 NASA Group Achievement Award, Mars Exploration Rover Science/Science Support Team
2004 NASA Group Achievement Award, Mars Exploration Rover, Science Operations Team
1995 NASA Group Achievement Award, Galileo Ida Encounter/Dactyl Discovery Team.
1991/92 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship.
1988/89 Colorado Protected Class Fellowship.
1988 University of Colorado Dean’s Annual Small Grant Award.
1983 Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics Honorary Society
1983 Phi Beta Kappa