Michael Robert Rosen passed away April 27, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from complications following surgery for pancreatic cancer.
He was a Research Hydrologist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and was based in Carson City since 2001. Before arriving in Carson City he had worked over 10 years in Australia and New Zealand for various scientific organizations.
Michael was born January 19, 1961 in Philadelphia, the youngest of four sons born to David and Gloria Rosen. He was raised in Swarthmore where he attended the public K-12 schools and graduated from Swarthmore High School in 1978. He continued his education while majoring in Geology at Haverford College (BA 1982), University of Rochester (MS 1984) and University of Texas/Austin (PhD 1989) and did post-doctoral research at the University of Minnesota.
Michael is survived by his wife of 29 years, Laura Gibson, his children Nick and Emma, and his brothers (Carl, Ralph and Paul) and their families.
A memorial scholarship fund to support graduate research has been established in his memory at the Geological Society of America (GSA). Contributions to the Michael R. Rosen Research Award in Limnogeology can be made at this link: https://gsafoundation. org/fund/michael-r-rosen-research-award-in-limnogeology/.