Lockley receives high honor from geologists

By Staff

Martin Lockley, CU Denver emeritus professor in geography and environmental sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received the Harrison Schmitt Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. This group is the world’s largest professional geological society. The Schmitt Award is given for unique contributions to the science of geology, and is named for Harrison Hagan Schmitt, the only geologist to have landed on the moon.

Lockley was nominated for his contributions to the scientific understanding of fossil footprints, for excellence in teaching and public education, and for his efforts to conserve fossil footprints and footprint sites around the world. He received the award in May at the association’s annual convention in Pittsburgh.