EESG Paper Competitions - AAG 2016: The Cook Award

For those attending the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, California, March 29-April 2:

The Earl Cook Award for Best Student Paper

Background: The Earl Cook award has been awarded on annual basis since the establishment of the EESG. The award is named for Earl F. Cook (1920-1983), an American geologist and early leader in developing an integrative approach to assessing energy resource supply and consumption (For Dr. Cleveland’s biography of Cook, see: Cook served as Dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M from 1971 to 1981. The student award paper provides a cash award of $250 and a plaque to recognize outstanding research scholarship. The cash prize and plaque are awarded during the business meeting of the EESG at the AAG annual meeting.

• Candidate must be the lead author of the paper
• The candidate must be an enrolled graduate student at the time of submission
• All treatments (theoretical, conceptual, methodological) of energy geography topics are valid
• The candidate must present the paper at AAG

Review Criteria:
• Originality
• Significance of topic
 Contribution to literature
• Theoretical contribution
• Execution (including analysis and clarity of expression) 


Send a notice of intent, including title and abstract by December 31, 2015

Completed paper (in MS Word) submitted by February 12, 2016

Send all correspondence and papers to Prof. Martin J. (Mike) Pasqualetti, Chair, Awards Committee of the EESG, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Email: Pasqualetti@ASU.EDU