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KGS Report Assesses Health of the High Plains Aquifer

A new publication from the Kansas Geological Survey assesses current conditions and trends in water levels and groundwater usage in the High Plains aquifer, the state’s most economically important groundwater resource.

KGS Scientist, Colleagues Receive $1.16 Million NSF Grant

A collaboration of scientists from six organizations, including the KGS, has received a $1.16 million grant from the National Science Foundation to implement and study the effects of a field safety, anti-harassment, and bystander intervention training certificate program.

In New Space Race, KGS Scientists Propose Geoarchaeology Can Aid in Preserving Space Heritage

Two KGS scientists and their colleagues have proposed a new scientific subfield: planetary geoarchaeology, the study of how cultural and natural processes on Earth’s moon, on Mars, and across the solar system may be altering, preserving, or destroying the material record of space exploration.

KU Scientist Receives Honorary Membership Award from International Organization

Evan K. Franseen is the recipient of the 2023 Honorary Membership Award from SEPM, the Society for Sedimentary Geology, for “excellence in professional achievement and extraordinary service to the Society.”

Geochemists at the University of Kansas Determine Age of the Dinosaur Utahraptor

Scientists from three state geological surveys determined that rocks in the Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation — and the Utahraptor fossils found within — are 10 million years older than previously known. Earlier estimates put the age of the rocks and fossils at 125 million years old.

Survey Shows Geoscientists from Historically Excluded Groups More Likely to Experience Hostile, Discriminatory Behavior at Work

A first-of-its-kind workplace climate survey of earth and space scientists indicates that scientists of color, women, those with disabilities, and other groups historically excluded from geoscience careers are more likely to experience hostile and discriminatory behavior at work.

Groundwater Levels Fall Across Western and South-Central Kansas

Average groundwater levels across western and south-central Kansas fell by nearly 2 feet in 2022, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.

New Program to Match STEM Undergraduates, Faculty Mentors

A team of University of Kansas scientists has received a five-year, $1 million grant to match undergraduates in STEM disciplines with faculty mentors as a means of increasing diversity in STEM graduate programs and careers while combatting career challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

KGS Associate Researcher Receives KU Research Achievement Award

Blair Schneider, associate researcher and science outreach manager at the Kansas Geological Survey, is this year’s recipient of the KU Research Staff Achievement Award.

Kansas Coalition to Take Step Toward Development of Regional Hydrogen Hub

A coalition of Kansas public entities and private partners will apply for federal funding that could make Kansas a regional hub in the emerging hydrogen economy.

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