Antarctic peak named for Professor Luyendyk

Emeriti Professor Bruce Luyendyk has been honored by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names by naming a peak in Antarctica after him.  Mount Luyendyk, as the peak is now known, is situated in Antarctica’s remote Fosdick Mountains, a place the tectonics expert knows well from his years conducting field research there.  It was two of Luyendyk’s former Ph.D. students, Christine Siddoway and Chris Sorlien, who proposed the commemorative name, which the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) officially adopted January 19.  “Fundamentally, it is Bruce’s research contributions to West Antarctica and science advocacy over 25 years that make him deserving of a place name designation,” said Siddoway.  To view the complete story, surf to

Professor Bruce Luyendyk