Two UK students from the UK Earth & Environmental Sciences Dept. received awards recently. M.S. student Michelle Johnston received the GSA Coal Division's Antoinette Lierman Medlin Lab/Analytical Research Award. Trent Garrison, Ph.D. student, received awards from the GSA's Coal Geology Division and has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Bernadine Meyer Memorial Scholarship from the Kentucky Society of Natural History. Both are performing long term research in the CAER coal petrology lab of Jim Hower, who has mentored hundreds of students in his career.