Thursday, October 25, 2018

Scott Tinker receives the Campbell Medal

Scott Tinker has received the 2018 AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, AGI’s highest award.

The AGI citation notes, for example, that Scott has served the geoscience profession admirably at many levels, including as President of AGI (2015-16), AAPG (2008-09), and AASG (2007-08), as well as in various capacities for SEPM and SEG.

The Medal honors Ian Campbell, 1959-1969 State Geologist of California, whose service to the profession touched virtually every facet of the geosciences. Campbell was a most uncommon man of remarkable candor, integrity, accomplishment, and influence as a geologist, educator, administrator, and public servant.

The Campbell Medal holds special significance for AASG, due to the role that Ian Campbell played in AASG, and due to the respect and admiration that the AASG community felt for Ian.

The Medal is presented each year to a nationally recognized, living statesman with a distinguished record of significant achievements in science, education, and administration, in support of the profession of geology and its role in society.

The award is intended to inspire us all to similarly contribute to our science, our profession, and to the public.

Rex Buchanan recognized for service to AGI

AGI has presented their 2018 William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI to Rex Buchanan, Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS). The AGI citation states that Rex’s contributions to AGI span decades and are among the highlights of his career as a geoscientist and science communicator, and as interim director of the KGS from 2010 to 2016.

David Applegate recognized for contributions to public understanding of geoscience

AGI has awarded their 2018 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences to Dr. David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards at USGS. The AGI citation states that throughout, for example, frequent congressional testimony and media interviews, “Dave’s calm demeanor and penchant for explaining complicated information clearly to the general public in these interviews became hallmarks of his communication success.”