MARJORIE A CHAN portrait
  • Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Professional Service

  • Calvin College. Department review for Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. 03/2017 - present
  • Earth Science Life Institute. Role: Convener. ELSI EON International Astrobiology Workshop, Tokyo Japan. 01/2017 - present
  • U.S. National Academies of Science,. National Committee on Geological Sciences, Washington DC . 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2019
  • Geological Society of America. Role: covenor. GSA Annual Meeting Session Co-convener - Mesozoic Ergs of the Colorado Plateau and Adjacent Areas: Genesis, Paleoenvironments, Paleogeography, Paleontology, and Paleoclimate . 09/2016 - present
  • Geological Society of America. Role: (elected leadership). GSA Councilor . 09/2016 - 08/2019
  • U.S. Satellite. NASA Endeavor- U.S. Satellite– “Mars for Earthlings” K-12 One Session Webinar introduction to Mars (taught by M. Chan) . 04/2016 - present
  • U.S. Satellite. NASA – Endeavor U.S. Satellite- “Dynamic Mars” Professional 4- Sessions Webinar for K-12 teachers (all taught by M. Chan, assisted by Casey Duncan) . 02/2016 - present
  • American Geophysical Union. AGU Session chair: Session ID: 8215 Creating Effective Information Access and Infrastructure to Resolve Complex Science Research Questions . 12/2015 - present
  • American Geophysical Union. AGU Session chair: Session ID: 8917 Facilitating Open Science and Data through Scientist Engagement and Evolving Technology . 12/2015 - present
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Consultation with Historiographer St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral – Salt Lake City -geologic history of their building stone. 06/2015 - present
  • Geological Society of America. GSA International Interest Group Founding Member. 06/2015 - present
  • U.S. Satellite. NASA - Endeavor – U.S. Satellite “Dynamic Mars” Higher Education Professional 4- Sessions Webinar for higher education faculty instructors (all taught by M. Chan) . 02/2015 - present
  • NSF EarthCube. Role: elected leader. EarthCube Leadership Council (elected Engagement Team representative)- NSF EarthCube Test Governance. 08/2014 - 06/01/2016
  • Geological Society of America. 2013-2014- Chair of Diversity Committee, 2013-2015- Chair of Sedimentary Division, 2013 - Chair OTF (On to the Future) Committee. 10/2013 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Highlighted Researcher, Sedimentary Geology, Time, Environment Paleoclimatology, Paleontology, Energy). STEPPE , 02/2015
  • 2014 GSA Distinguished International Lecturer (54 lectures in 6 countries). Geological Society of America (GSA), 01/01/2014
  • Honorable Mention . Who's Who in Academia, 05/2013
  • GSA Bulletin Exceptional Reviewer . Geological Society of America, 10/2011
  • Most Cited Article 2005 to 2010, Godsey, H.S., Currey, D. R. and Chan, M.A., 2005. Quaternary Research Journal , 12/2010
  • Distinguished Alumni Award. University of Wisconsin Department of Geosciences , 05/2010
  • John Park Teaching Fellowship. University of Utah, 05/2010
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Salt Lake City, UT. YMCA, 09/2009
  • Elected Fellow. Geological Society of America, 10/1995
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology- SEPM Excellence of Presentation Award . Society for Sedimentary Geology, 12/1991
  • 1983 recognition. Outstanding Young Women of America Award, 12/1983
  • Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Excellence of Presentation Award . Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists , 04/1981

Internal Service

  • Biology Dept. Review. 09/2016 - 10/2016. University service.
  • University of Utah Faculty Senate. CMES Senator, 06/2013 - 06/2016. College service.
  • GG Associate Chair for Advancement, Sutton Halls and Walls. development, 06/2012 - present. Department service.

Outreach

  • Sutton Halls and Walls, Tours. 04/2009 - present

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