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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.

Kansas Geological Survey Scientists Collaborate on Project to Identify Unmarked Graves in Local Cemetery

A joint project of the Kansas Geological Survey, Douglas County Historical Society’s Oak Hill Cemetery Program Committee, and Watkins Museum of History aims to uncover and memorialize the stories of hundreds of people interred in Oak Hill Cemetery’s potter’s field from the 1860s through the 1910s.

Kansas Geological Survey Scientist Receives Early Career Award

Sam Zipper, assistant scientist and geohydrologist at the Kansas Geological Survey, is the 2022 recipient of the Kohout Early Career Award from the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America.

Kansas Geological Survey Honors Outstanding Students

LAWRENCE—Four University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU's West District.

Kansas Geological Survey Project Aims to Help Agricultural Communities Prepare for Risks of Climate Change in the Kansas River Basin and Eastern Great Plains

A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential risks posed by a changing climate.

Kansas Geological Survey Receives Grant to Study Critical Minerals Mining Potential in Region

The Kansas Geological Survey has been awarded $1.5 million dollars to study the feasibility of recovering minerals critical to advanced and defense manufacturing as well as the clean energy industry from coal deposits, associated rock layers, and legacy mining wastes.

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