Significant ISGS Achievements

Illinois fluorite specimen
The Geology of Illinois Gallery Seeks Donors and Exhibitors
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is forming a new exhibit gallery devoted to Illinois geo [...]
Geothermal data results
The National Geothermal Data System—Free Online Access to America’s Digital Geothermal Resources
“When it comes to harnessing America’s vast geothermal energy resources, knowing where to look is half the battle,” writes Arlene Anderson, Technology Development Manager [...]
Joan Crockett, Associate Petroleum Geologist
Crockett Receives Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement (CAEPE)
Joan Crockett, Associate Petroleum Geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), was recognized April 9 with a 2014 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement (CAEPE), presented b [...]
Hannes E. Leetaru, CAPE award recipient
Leetaru Honored with Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award
The Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award program, now in its 26th year, honors the accomplishments and contributions of academic professionals, who perform a range of vital fu [...]
ISGS Receives Illinois Coastal Management Grant
Illinois Coastal Management Grant Awarded to ISGS
Governor Pat Quinn announced the 26 awardees of the second round of Illinois Coastal Management Grants on Saturday April 19 at the Oak Street Beach, Chicago. [...]

ISGS In the News

Old maps of Illinois mines on state’s ‘wanted’ list
State agencies utilize ILMINES to aid in mine subsidence reports.

Source: Journal Standard, Freeport, IL
Agencies prep for potential New Madrid quake
Engineering geologist, Robert Bauer, discusses the difficulty in preparing for something you can't predict. 

Source: My Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL
U of I to Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Awards
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 32 new and continuing multiyear, multimillion-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). Among them, the new “Center for Geologic Storage of CO2”.

Source: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois
Study says Illinois is second-flattest state on mainland
Richard Berg, Interim Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey, gives his input on what makes Illinois so flat.

Source: Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL
Map update adds to undermined areas in Springfield
Updated maps show a previously undiscovered area of underground coal mines in a mixed residential and commercial area of Springfield.

Source: The State-Journal Register, Springfield, IL

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