Awards

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.



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.



Dr. Christopher Pearson receives his award from ISGS Director Don McKay

Christopher Pearson, National Geodetic Survey's Illinois State Geodetic Advisor, received the Outstanding External Cooperator Award for his time, expertise, and enthusiasm in support of the ISGS geologic mapping and height modernization program.



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.



Don McKay, left, congratulates William W. Shilts on his Special Recognition Award.

The Special Recognition Award was presented to William W. Shilts in appreciation of his vision, determination, and actions as ISGS Chief that led to the merger of the four scientific Surveys with the University of Illinois and to the creation of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, (renamed in 2011 to the Prairie Research Institute.)



Two ISGS scientists were honored as Outstanding New Staff Member. Seyed Dastgheib was recognized for his outstanding contributions in the development of the water-energy research program. Steven E. Brown received the award for his outstanding leadership of the ISGS Quaternary Geology Section and geologic mapping programs.



Robert J. Krumm, retired head of the ISGS Geospatial Analysis and Modeling Section, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his twenty-five years of leadership in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to geologic problems.



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.



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