Rossman Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

Dr. George Rossman, professor of mineralogy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, Calif., has been named this year's recipient of the Feynman Prize, Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor. The award recognizes "exceptional ability, creativity, and innovation in both laboratory and classroom instruction." Rossman was tapped by GIA in Santa Monica for help in its research department some 30 years ago and has been a longtime supporter of GIA and the jewelry industry ever since. Over the past two decades, Rossman also has helped JCK's gemstone editors understand how gemstones occur in meteorites and has explained the mechanics of gemstone color, most recently for black diamond. Rossman is able to help us relay such complicated gemological topics—in an easily understood and practical manner—to the retail jeweler. Rossman has served on the editorial review
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