Monday, May 14, 2018

Bob Marvinney is the longest-serving State Geologist

Bob Marvinney, State Geologist of Maine, is the longest-serving State Geologist, having been appointed in 1995. Bob is originally from New Jersey. After studying geology in college and graduate school, he worked briefly in the oil business in Houston before joining the Maine Geological Survey.

Simon Engelhart, State Geologist of Rhode Island

Simon Engelhart has been named State Geologist of Rhode Island. Among his many contributions, Simon has done research on relative sea-level changes from Last Glacial Maximum to present, glacial isostatic adjustment modeling, coastal paleoseismology and paleogeodesy, as well as paleoenvironmental reconstruction using micropaleontology. Simon holds degrees from Durham University and University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Cowman, State Geologist of South Dakota

Tim Cowman has been named State Geologist of South Dakota. Among his many contributions, Tim has done research on the historical and recent geology of the Missouri River, including the geomorphic processes that control river dynamics, river energy distribution, and sedimentation. He has a Master's Degree in Natural Sciences from University of South Dakota, and a Bachelor's Degree in Earth Sciences and Chemistry, also from USD.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Derric Iles completes his time as South Dakota State Geologist

After 39½ years with the South Dakota Geological Survey, and 21 years as State Geologist, Derric Iles retired on April 20, 2018. He contributed extensively to documenting the geology of his state, he hosted a superb 2013 AASG Annual Meeting, and he did an excellent job on AASG Executive as Treasurer. He and Irma will now retire to Missoula, Montana.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

AASG Annual Meeting, Delaware, June 3-7, 2018

Delaware State Geologist David Wunsch and the staff of the Delaware Geological Survey will host the 110th Annual Meeting of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, from June 3rd to 7th, 2018. The web site and registration for invited attendees are now open:

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Bud Hendry, former State Geologist of Florida

Charles Walter "Bud" Hendry Jr., State Geologist of Florida from 1971 to 1988, has passed away. Over 39 years with the Survey, he also was draftsman’s assistant, stratigrapher, water resource manager, Assistant State Geologist, and contributor to 19 Survey publications. He was a pioneer in informed water resource and land-use management, coauthor of ‘Springs of Florida’, and overseer of new mines and energy regulatory programs. Photo: State Archives of Florida

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Emery Cleaves, former Maryland State Geologist

Emery Cleaves, Maryland State Geologist from 1992 to 2006, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was President of the Association of American State Geologists in 2002-2003, and in 2010, he received the AASG Distinguished Service Award (DSA), as an indication of the many roles he played in AASG. He was highly engaged in water resource issues, and he was a tireless advocate for stream gauges. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

White House nominates Dr. James Reilly as USGS Director

On January 26th, the White House announced their nominee to be USGS Director - Dr. James F. Reilly, II, Ph.D., of Colorado Springs. Their release indicated that he is now an advisor for the U.S. Air Force, while he previously held management positions in academia and business. During his 13 year career at NASA, he flew 3 spaceflight missions, conducting 5 spacewalks for a total of over 856 hours in space. Prior to NASA, he was chief geologist at Enserch Exploration, Inc., where he worked in in Antarctica and the Gulf of Mexico. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Michael Hohn stepping down as West Virginia State Geologist

Michael Hohn will retire from his position as Director and State Geologist, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, at the end of December, 2017, after twelve years of service in this position. On January 1st, 2018, coal geologist and paleobotanist Mitch Blake will move up to be his successor.