SESE's Steven Semken wins award for Best Geologic Guidebook of 2015


Karin Valentine

Linda Musser (Penn State) presents the GSIS Best Guidebook Award to Steven Semken (Arizona State University) for Geology of Route 66 Region: Flagstaff to Grants.

Associate Professor Steven Semken of Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) is a co-editor of a geology guidebook that has been given an award for excellence in geoscience publishing by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) at its annual meeting in Baltimore.

The book is Geology of Route 66 Region: Flagstaff to Grants. It is a guide to the geology, history, art, and archaeology of northern Arizona and western New Mexico. Maps, road logs, and a mix of scientific and popular articles add to the work's appeal for many audiences. The book was published by the New Mexico geological society in 2013. The other editors are Kate Zeigler, J. Michael Timmons, and Stacy Timmons.

The award was accepted by Semken, an ethnogeologist and geoscience education researcher at SESE, a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Best Guidebook Award was established by GSIS to recognize and promote excellence in this important type of geoscience literature.

The Geoscience Information Society is an international professional organization devoted to improving the exchange of information in the earth sciences.  The membership consists of librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals. Information about the Society may be found at its website