Presentations at National and State Meetings

Illinois State Geological Survey scientists have been well represented at spring 2009 professional conferences.

  • Yevgeniy Kontar gave an invited presentation, "Illinois-Lake Michigan EarthScope Seismic Experiment," during the EarthScope National Meeting's pre-meeting workshop on May 12, 2009, in Boise, Idaho.
  • Tim Young gave a 30-minute presentation at the bimonthly meeting of the Society of Mining Engineers (SME), Chicago Section, in Westmont, Illinois, May 19, 2009. The presentation was titled "Acoustic Borehole Imaging and Other Logging Methods Applied to Aggregate Resources in Illinois." Approximately 30 people attended, including engineers, hydrogeologists, consultants, contractors, and producers.
  • Sam Panno presented a paper, "Effects of Septic Effluent on Groundwater and Surface Water Supplies," at the 2009 Illinois Environmental Health Association's annual education conference in Peoria, Illinois, on May 15, 2009.
  • Randall Hughes (retired) presented the paper, "Identifying and Differentiating Midcontinental North American Pipestone Quarries," as part of the symposium "Towards an International Inventory of Prehistoric Mines and Quarries," at the 74th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-26, 2009. The paper's coauthors were Thomas Emerson, Randall Hughes, Sarah Wisseman, and Kenneth Farnsworth.