Maurice Ewing

Fellow: Awarded 1938

Field of Study: Earth Science

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Earth Science

Fellow: Awarded 1953

Field of Study: Earth Science

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-12-1906

Died: 05-04-1974

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:

EWING, WILLIAM MAURICE:  Appointed for seismic exploration of oceanic basins; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1938.

Born May 12, 1906, at Lockney, Texas. Education:  Rice Institute, B.A., 1926, M.A., 1927, Ph.D., 1931.

Instructor in Physics, 1929–30, University of Pittsburgh; Instructor in Physics, 1930–36, Assistant Professor, 1936—, Lehigh University.

Publications:  Articles in Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Physics, Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Field Engineers Bulletin, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.  Contributor to Geophysical Prospecting, 1932; Technical Publications of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 1936.


National Academy of Sciences , 1948