The geology department awards a number of prizes and awards to students each year. Some of these prizes are named after former geology faculty, including the Belt-Brophy and Foose prizes. Other prizes are named after deceased students, including the Blodgett, Clarke, and Quinn prizes. The Belt-Brophy prize, formerly the Stearns prize, is given to that student at the end of the junior year who, in the judgement of the Department of Geology, has shown the greatest promise for success as a geologist. The prize is given in honor of Professors Edward S.