Michael S. Johnson Explorer of the Year
The RMAG Foundation, in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, provides the Michael S. Johnson Explorer of the Year award, recognizing the earth scientist who has made a significant energy or mineral discovery, or with outstanding accomplishments in resource exploration. Candidates for the award must be members of the RMAG. Two individuals may be recognized in a calendar year.
The Michael S. Johnson Explorer of the Year award was established anonymously in 2014 by two geologists in the Denver geologic community to honor Michael S. Johnson, a highly regarded and successful petroleum geologist. The award, an engraved plaque, is given each year to a recipient who is selected by the RMAG Awards committee.
Nominate a Candidate for Explorer of the Year
Submit nominations via email to email@example.com. Applications are forwarded to the RMAG Awards Committee. Nominations are due by December 15, 2022.
Recent Explorer of the Year Honorees
2021 Susan Morrice
2019 David Schmude
2019 Brian Berwick
2018 Jesse V. Sommer
2018 William F. Armstrong
2017 Christopher B. Martin
2016 Steven C. Kirkwood
2014 Terry Mather (Outstanding Explorer award)