Awards

Mary Seid, Outstanding New Staff Member

Mary Seid was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the ISGS geologic mapping program through her enthusiasm, creativity, efficiency, and attention to detail. Seid has been lead author on five high-quality maps, conducted several major outreach activities, and moderated a session at the First World Young Earth Scientists Congress 2009 in Beijing.



Hong Wang, Distinguished Achivement

Hong Wang was named a recipient for his establishment of the ISGS Optical Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) laboratory. The OSL Laboratory allows age dating up to 250,000 years and benefits research in Quaternary geology, paleoclimate, earthquake hazards, and archaeology.



Rich Cahill receives his award from ISGS Director Don McKay

Richard Cahill was named recipient of this award for his significant contributions to Survey programs since his retirement, including continued geochemical research on the Illinois River, analysis of trace elements in coal balls, and assisting other researchers with their projects.



Outstanding Advocate award presented to BACOG

The Barrington Area Council of Governments, led by Executive Director, Janet Agnoletti, was recognized for its long-standing support of ISGS programs in geologic mapping, groundwater resources, and height modernization and its partnership in the study of the sustainable use of Illinois' natural resources.



SAP, Special Achievement by a Team

The Sorbent Activation Process Team was honored for its tireless efforts and difficult work in developing a patented technology for mercury emission control. This technology will increase the efficiency, and lower the cost, of removing mercury at coal-fired power plants. Team members were Francois Botha, ICCI; Ramsay Chang, EPRI; Xu Chen, ISGS; Tim Ebner, Apogee Scientific; Kevin Fisher, Apogee Scientific; Hong Lu, ISGS; Yongqi Lu, ISGS; Richard Morrical, Maxwell Engineering; George Mues, Ameren; Massoud Rostam-Abadi, ISGS; David Ruhter, ISGS; Steve Long, Ameren; Cassie Shaban, EPRI; Mark Chilton, Heat Transfer Specialists; Richard Slye, Apogee Scientific.



Congressman Timothy V. Johnson received the Outstanding Advocate Award in appreciation of his outstanding support of FutureGen, the Height Modernization Program, and geologic mapping.



The Kane County Mapping Project Team members William S. Dey, B. Brandon Curry, Alec Davis, and Curtis C. Abert were honored with the Special Achievement by a Team Award in recognition of the ISGS team's outstanding contributions in completion of the three-dimensional geologic and aquifer maps of Kane County.



The Distinguished Achievement Award was given to ISGS petroleum geologist Hannes E. Leetaru in recognition of his contributions in geologic research, interpretation of refraction seismic data, 3-D geologic modeling, and his education and outreach efforts.



2008 Outstanding Cooperator Thelen Sand and Gravel Company

Thelen Sand and Gravel Company was honored as Outstanding Cooperator for its provision of time, equipment, and quarry access in support of the ISGS geologic mapping program and field trips.



ISGS Geochemist William R. Roy received the Outstanding Contribution to Survey Health and Safety Award for his work in this area, both at the ISGS and in coordination with the University of Illinois.



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