Significant ISGS Achievements

Sister Cities International’s Sino-African Initiative group photo
Sister Cities International Receives UN 2014 South-South Cooperation Partnership Award
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation presented Sister Cities International’s Sino-African Initiative with the 2014 South-South Cooperation for Partnership Award on November 21. [...]
Mahomet Aquifer drilling and well equipment
New Wells Constructed in the Mahomet Aquifer to Support Water Supply Planning in Mason County
Two new stratigraphic test holes were drilled and three new wells were constructed by the ISGS in southeastern Mason County in early November to further develop a regional groundwater monitoring ne [...]
Argentinian Quaternary Geologist Jorge Rabassa to Return to ISGS in 2015
Rabassa, a world-renowned Quaternary geologist in Argentina, has been awarded a Visiting Professorship to the UIUC campus in September and October 2015. [...]
Illinois State Geological Survey Receives a U.S. Department of Energy Grant for an Energy Frontier Research Center
The Center for Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), which will be led by Robert J. Finley will work to reduce uncertainties surrounding CO2 storage [...]
E. Donald McKay III Presented the Dahlberg Distinguished Achievement Award
E. Donald McKay III Presented the Dahlberg Distinguished Achievement Award
E. Donald (Don) McKay III, the 12th State Geologist of Illinois and former Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) was presented the Dahlberg Distinguished Achievement Award on October 29 [...]

ISGS in the News

New Membrane Technology For Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Test
Data from this pilot test will provide the Department, MTR, and their project partners (including Illinois State Geological Survey) with insights into the next steps required for further scale-up and field tests.

Source: EIN News
Climate: Carbon capture test reaches milestone
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, led by the Illinois State Geological Survey, is evaluating options for the 60,000-square-mile Illinois Basin

Source: Summit County Citizens Voice - Summit County, CO
A decade in the making
After working as a University employee for 25 years at ISGS, Michael Chrzastowski graduated on Dec. 20 with a master’s degree in religion with a focus on Islam, achieving a degree that was 10 years in the making.

Source: The Daily Illini - Champaign, IL
MCCD worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo
McHenry County Conservation District maintenance worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo.

Source: Northwest Herald - Crystal Lake, IL
Sierra Club to hold dinosaur program
Senior paleontologist, Joe Devera, speaks at a program entitled "Monsters of the Paleozoic". This program, held by the Sierra Club of Carbondale, IL, features a short survey of the Paleozoic periods and examples of large organisms.

Source: The Southern Illinoisan: Carbondale, IL

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