Highlights

Halliburton Landmark donates software
Halliburton Landmark has presented a multimillion dollar education software grant to the University of Illinois for research and training of the next generation of geoscientists and engineers. [...]
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Buying a home in Illinois? You'll need PRI for that.
Nearly 150,000 homes were sold in Illinois last year. [...]
Damico, Okwen receive AEG best publication award
ISGS scientists James R. Damico and Roland K. [...]
Petroleum Experts renews software grant
Petroleum Experts has renewed a grant of a set of software packages to the Illinois State Geological Survey and Department of Geology to use in research and education. [...]
Geochemical Preservation of the Steptoean Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion Event in Dolomites of the Furongian Franconia Formation in the Illinois Basin
The Cambrian Steptoean Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion (SPICE) is a well-documented global event that marked geochemical excursions in the world’s oceans and terrestrial environments. [...]

ISGS in the News

High Lake Michigan water levels pose concerns
"We just have to understand that there is a lot of energy in the waves, and with a high lake level walking the same place that you’re used to could pose more danger, even with a smaller wave,” said Steven Brown.

Source: The Daily Northwestern
Greenberg, Whittaker present on CO2 storage
Director of Energy and Minerals Steve Whittaker and Associate Director of Energy and Minerals Sallie Greenberg presented on U.S. efforts to develop commercial-scale geological storage of carbon dioxide at CO2CRC.  

Source: Mirage News
Glasford meteor may have played a role in ancient ice age
Charles Monson said research suggests a meteor about the size of Wrigley Field struck near Glasford, creating a 2.5 mile wide crater that's now buried under sediment. 

Source: WCBU
A tale of two drones
ISGS staff use an unmanned aerial vehicle (or drone) to help monitor shoreline erosion on Lake Michigan.

Source: Technology Services
Mapping erosion with drones
Ethan Theuerkauf is a coastal geologist at the University of Illinois. He’s using drone photography to map erosion at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion. 

Source: WTTW

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