Significant ISGS Achievements

40 Scouts Awarded Merit Badges in Geology
Forty Scouts recently attained new Merit Badges in Geology through the help of ISGS geologists Christopher Stohr and intern Tyler Robinson, Merit Badge Counselors at Space Jam 8. [...]
Dr. E. Donald McKay III, former Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS)
E. Donald McKay III Receives Presidential Award from the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Dr. E. Donald McKay III, former Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award from the Eastern Section of the [...]
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 [...]

ISGS in the News

Director of UI Prairie Research Institute stepping down
The founding director of the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute is stepping down after six years and plans to retire next year.

Source: The News-Gazette, Champaign IL
A Minute With... Robert Bauer, engineering geologist
R. Bauer, engineering geologist, talks about the new proposed fracking regulations with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg.

Source: University of Illinois News Bureau | Public Affairs
300 million years ago: Danville’s underground forest reveals the ancient past
ISGS geologists, John Nelson and Scott Elrick talk about their research on the Danville underground fossil forest.

Source: Illinois Times
Quarry plans, info uncertain for Robbins residents
On August 20, Subhash Bhagwat and Donald Mikulic were invited by the United Citizens of Robbins (UCOR) to provide information regarding the limestone occurrence and the economic aspects of its possible exploitation by mining. 

Source: Southtown Star
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

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