Linda Morse-Porteous was a research assistant in the Biology Department at WHOI from 1971 to 1991. To honor her memory, John Porteous established the Linda Morse-Porteous Award in 1991, which recognizes a female technician (graded or technical staff) for her:
- Dedication to and quality of work
- Abilities as a role model and/or mentor for junior women
- Involvement in the WHOI community
The women eligible for this award have any of the following titles:
On the annual WHOI Employee Recognition Day, the recipient of the award is presented with a plaque and monetary award. The award is supported through donations and fundraising within WHOI and further tax-deductible contributions can be made by contacting the Development Office.
Mary Sears Women Pioneer Oceanography Award
The Mary Sears Women Pioneers in Oceanography Award recognizes long-term, life achievement and impact, with special consideration given to candidates who also have shown leadership through mentoring junior scientists, technicians, or students. MORE
Employees nominate candidates (from WHOI only) for the award by submitting the Nomination Form to the Women's Committee (2 pages max). Please be specific and provide examples of how the candidate has demonstrated each of the four criteria listed above. The Selection Committee will use this document to choose the recipient.
Nominations are carried forward for three years. Multiple and repeat nominations are also appropriate and encouraged. Letters will be forwarded to Human Resources for inclusion in candidates' personnel folders with permission of sponsor.
|Elizabeth “BL” Owens