A Montana State University paleontologist wins the highest honor given by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Jack Horner is on his way to Los Angeles to receive the Romer-Simpson Medal on Saturday.
The lifetime achievement award will be presented during the S.V.P.'s 73rd annual meeting.
Horner is the Regents Professor Of Paleontology at MSU and Curator of Paleontology at the Museum Of the Rockies.
Society members say Horner is receiving the award for his outstanding scholarly excellence and service for vertebrate paleontology.
The organization will also honor filmmaker Steven Spielberg.