Tanya Atwater - 2010 Honoree

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Previously a professor at M.I.T, Now she is a professor of geology and tectonics at UCSB.  Attended M.I.T., UC Berkeley, and Scripps Institute, earning her PhD in 1972.  She is especially known for her works on the plate tectonic history of western North America and the San Andreas Fault system.  Serves on numerous national and international committees.  Co-winner of the A.A.A.S. Newcomb Cleveland Prize and was elected to the national academy.  In 2002 she was awarded an N.S.F. Director’s award from distinguished teaching scholars.  With this funding she established the UCSB Educational Multimedia Visualization Center which produces educational geo-animations and visualizations.





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