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The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is honoring Scott W. Tinker, director of The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology, with the Michael T. Halbouty Award for Outstanding Leadership. The prestigious award—the second highest honor given by the AAPG—recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and extraordinary service to the petroleum…

Steel Wins Twenhofel Medal

Ron Steel of The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences has won the Twenhofel Medal, the highest honor given by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. Steel, a professor and the Davis Centennial Chair in the Jackson School’s Department of Geological Sciences, is a leader in the field of clastic sedimentology with a sustained…

Bridget Scanlon, a hydrologist and senior research scientist at the University of Texas’ Bureau of Economic Geology, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional honors accorded to engineers and scientists. “I still have difficulty believing that I was elected,” Scanlon said. “I wish the process would…

  The GeoFORCE program was officially recognized for winning the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring at an awards dinner hosted by the National Science Foundation on June 17. The award is presented by the White House to individuals and organizations that mentor academic and personal development of students studying science…

Katherine A. “Katie” Jackson, a teacher and Jackson School co-founder along with husband John “Jack” Jackson, and Munib Masri, a Palestinian businessman, statesman and philanthropist, were inducted into the hall by Dean Sharon Mosher on March 26, 2015, during a ceremony at the Jackson School’s Evening of Thanks. Induction is reserved to individuals who have…

On Friday April 3, 2015 the UT Tower will be lit orange in honor of GeoFORCE Texas receiving a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award is among the highest honors a university can receive from the United States government. GeoFORCE Texas, an outreach program of the university’s Jackson School of…

The Geological Society of London, the world’s oldest and one of its most prestigious geological organizations, has announced it will award medals to two scientists working at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Martin P. A. Jackson, senior research scientist, and Christopher Jackson, senior research fellow. Martin Jackson will receive the William Smith Medal, presented for…

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