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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.

Geologic Map for Miami County Now Available

The KGS has released a new full-color geologic map of Miami County that highlights the type and age of rock layers found at the surface or immediately below the vegetation and soil in the east-central Kansas county.

KGS Emeritus Scientist Receives Water Legacy Award

Donald O. Whittemore, emeritus scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey whose groundbreaking work toward understanding and addressing water resources issues in Kansas has touched every corner of the state, is the recipient of the Water Legacy Award presented by the Kansas Water Office.

KGS Map Wins Award at Professional Conference

LAWRENCE — A new geologic map of Miami County published by the Kansas Geological Survey received an Excellence in Cartography award at the world’s largest conference dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology.

DASC Manager Receives National 2022 Geospatial Excellence Award

LAWRENCE — Eileen Battles, manager of the Kansas Data Access & Support Center housed at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2022 Geospatial Excellence Award–Catalyst from the National States Geographic Information Council.

Kansas Geological Survey Scientist, Partners Receive National Science Foundation Funding to Expand Program to Reduce Barriers in STEM Occupations

A National Science Foundation grant will allow a researcher from the Kansas Geological Survey and her collaborators at seven other institutions to expand a program to reduce hostile workplace climate barriers in STEM occupations.

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