Jonathan H. Goodwin was honored in recognition of his more than 30 years of leadership in administration, scientific research, publications, professional service, and outreach efforts.
The Special Achievement by a Team award was presented to those who contributed to the multi-year efforts of writing, editing, production, and review of the Geology of Illinois volume.
Erin Daun was honored in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the ISGS environmental site assessments team through her efficiency, commitment to quality work, and outstanding productivity.
Kiel Keller was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the ISGS environmental site assessments team through his innovative ideas, efficiency, and outstanding productivity.
Hong Wang was named a recipient for his establishment of the ISGS Optical Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) laboratory. The OSL Laboratory allows age dating up to 250,000 years and benefits research in Quaternary geology, paleoclimate, earthquake hazards, and archaeology.
Ivan Krapac was honored in recognition of his thirty years of innovative geochemical research in the areas of agricultural contamination of groundwater and monitoring of carbon sequestration.
The Sorbent Activation Process Team was honored for its tireless efforts and difficult work in developing a patented technology for mercury emission control. This technology will increase the efficiency, and lower the cost, of removing mercury at coal-fired power plants. Team members were Francois Botha, ICCI; Ramsay Chang, EPRI; Xu Chen, ISGS; Tim Ebner, Apogee Scientific; Kevin Fisher, Apogee Scientific; Hong Lu, ISGS; Yongqi Lu, ISGS; Richard Morrical, Maxwell Engineering; George Mues, Ameren; Massoud Rostam-Abadi, ISGS; David Ruhter, ISGS; Steve Long, Ameren; Cassie Shaban, EPRI; Mark Chilton, Heat Transfer Specialists; Richard Slye, Apogee Scientific.
Mary Seid was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the ISGS geologic mapping program through her enthusiasm, creativity, efficiency, and attention to detail. Seid has been lead author on five high-quality maps, conducted several major outreach activities, and moderated a session at the First World Young Earth Scientists Congress 2009 in Beijing.
David Ruhter received his award in recognition of his efforts to ensure a safe working environment of the Survey. Ruhter has taken on the task of reducing unnecessary chemicals, materials, equipment, and furniture.
The Barrington Area Council of Governments, led by Executive Director, Janet Agnoletti, was recognized for its long-standing support of ISGS programs in geologic mapping, groundwater resources, and height modernization and its partnership in the study of the sustainable use of Illinois' natural resources.