Two ISGS scientists were honored as Outstanding New Staff Member. Seyed Dastgheib was recognized for his outstanding contributions in the development of the water-energy research program. Steven E. Brown received the award for his outstanding leadership of the ISGS Quaternary Geology Section and geologic mapping programs.
The Special Recognition Award was presented to William W. Shilts in appreciation of his vision, determination, and actions as ISGS Chief that led to the merger of the four scientific Surveys with the University of Illinois and to the creation of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, (renamed in 2011 to the Prairie Research Institute.)
Thelen Sand and Gravel Company was honored as Outstanding Cooperator for its provision of time, equipment, and quarry access in support of the ISGS geologic mapping program and field trips.
Congressman Timothy V. Johnson received the Outstanding Advocate Award in appreciation of his outstanding support of FutureGen, the Height Modernization Program, and geologic mapping.
David Cooley, Charles Zelinsky