MARS My Favorite Martian Award

The MARS Achievement Recognition Certificate is given annually to recognize excellence in service to MARS. This award, presented at the annual MARS Chair's Program, is given to an individual who is a current member of MARS, and has been an active member for the past two years.

The recipient must have made either (1) sustained contributions toward attaining the goals of MARS, or (2) a single, significant contribution that has resulted in a positive impact upon the work of the section.



To nominate someone, please use this form to send the nominee’s name, contact information, and brief statement of why the nominee has met either of the above criteria to the award committee chair.

Anyone who wishes to nominate a MARS Section member for the award should do so by January 4, 2015.
Questions regarding the award should be directed to the committee chair.

Previous Recipients

2015 – Debbie Bezanson, George Washington University

2014 – Anne Houston, University of Virginia

2013 – Nancy A. Cunningham, University of South Florida

2012 – Carolyn S. Larson

2011 – Linda Keiter

2010 – Kathleen Kern

A complete list of recipients is available at