The Division of Environmental Geosciences announces the winners of their 2017 honors and awards.
Rachel O’Brien, Teaching Award
DEG Teaching Award
For excellence and dedication in the field of teaching environmental geology and/or related subjects to all levels of academic instruction.
Dr. Rachel O’Brien, associate professor and department chair, Department of Geology, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.
DEG Research Award
For contributions and achievements in the field of environmental and/or environmental research.
Dr. Angela Goodman, Technical Portfolio Lead, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Dr. Christopher Lombardi (posthumously), graduate student, Rutgers University
Best Poster at the Annual Meeting
Dr. Nathan Webb, Illinois State Geological Survey
(“The Mississippian Thick Cypress Sandstone: A Nonconventional CO2-EOR Target in the Illinois Basin”)
Bruno M. Hanson Excellence of Presentation
For Best Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting
A. Wendt, Z. Li, C. You, M. Gonzales, F. Wu and S. Brantley, Pennsylvania State University
(“Data Mining Techniques Applied to Marcellus Shale Gas Development Northeastern Pennsylvania”)
DEG Certificate of Merit
For outstanding contribution to and meritorious service for the betterment of the Division and its membership.
Francois Marechal, independent, Calgary, Canada
DEG Public Outreach Award
For efforts and accomplishments in projecting, promoting and presenting environmental concerns and subjects to the public-at-large.
Stephen M. Testa, Goldrush LLC (former executive officer, California State Mining and Geology Board), Mokelumne Hill, Calif.
N.J. Anne Fix, Honorary Membership
DEG Honorary Membership
For those who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to the science and profession of environmental geoscience, and to the Division.
N.J. “Anne” Fix, Richland, Wash.