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.