Significant ISGS Achievements

E. Donald McKay III Presented the Dahlberg Distinguished Achievement Award
E. Donald McKay III Presented the Dahlberg Distinguished Achievement Award
E. Donald (Don) McKay III, the 12th State Geologist of Illinois and former Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) was presented the Dahlberg Distinguished Achievement Award on October 29 [...]
5th graders at rock outcrop
Champaign Unit 4 Fifth-Graders Visit Kickapoo Park to Explore Earth Science
About 700 fifth-grade students from all schools in the Champaign Unit 4 School District participated in a field trip to Kickapoo State Park on September 15, 17, and 19 and October 20, 21, and 22 as [...]
Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology
Illinois Basin – Decatur Project featured in a special edition of Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology
Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology is a new online-only scientific journal published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. dedicated to the management of greenhouse gases. [...]
Biking along the Chicago Skyline
The Chicago Park District and the Illinois State Geological Survey Partner to Promote Nature-Based Education and Appreciation
The Chicago Park District will host a Fall Adventure Day in partnership with the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 [...]
40 Scouts Awarded Merit Badges in Geology
Forty Scouts recently attained new Merit Badges in Geology through the help of ISGS geologists Christopher Stohr and intern Tyler Robinson, Merit Badge Counselors at Space Jam 8. [...]

ISGS in the News

New Lenox earth science teachers attended conference on coal energy
Illinois State Geological Survey participated in a teacher conference on coal energy.

Source: The Herald News: Joliet, IL
IU geologists identify new seismic zone near Illinois-Missouri border
ISGS geologist, Tim Larson, co-authors published research resulting from the collaborative OIINK geophysical research project.

Source: IU Bloomington Newsroom: Bloomington, IN
Director of UI Prairie Research Institute stepping down
The founding director of the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute is stepping down after six years and plans to retire next year.

Source: The News-Gazette, Champaign IL
A Minute With... Robert Bauer, engineering geologist
R. Bauer, engineering geologist, talks about the new proposed fracking regulations with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg.

Source: University of Illinois News Bureau | Public Affairs
300 million years ago: Danville’s underground forest reveals the ancient past
ISGS geologists, John Nelson and Scott Elrick talk about their research on the Danville underground fossil forest.

Source: Illinois Times

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