|ABOUT PEOPLE||August 1996|
The Clay Minerals Society presented the following awards at the society's annual meeting in June: VICTOR A. DRITS, Distinguished Member Award; SAMUEL M. SAVIN, George W. Brindley Lecture Award; MAX M. MORTLAND, Pioneer in Clay Science
s Lecture Award; DARRELL G. SCHULZE, Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award; and DON SCAFE, Citation of Special Recognition.
RONALD P. ZURAWSKI was appointed state geologist and director of the Tennessee Division of Geology in January after the retirement of EDWARD T. LUTHER, who had served in those positions for the past five years. Zurawski is a registered profe ssional geologist in Tennessee, certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and is a member of the Association of American State Geologists and the Geological Society of America.
Department of the Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt named the following 12 geologists to the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee in April:
KEN VEROSUB and WILLIAM B. SIZE were recognized by their respective universities for teaching excellence. Verosub, a geology professor at the University of California-Davis, was awarded the Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement Aw ard. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. Size, director of the geosciences program at Emory University, received the Emory Williams Award. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and a member of the American Geophysical Union.
SYLVIA A. EARLE, a marine scientist, received the Lindbergh Award for her contribution to the advancement of technology while working to preserve the environment. As an underwater explorer, Earle has led or participated in many underwater research trips in submersible vessels and founded a company which works on the design and manufacture of remote and ocean exploration equipment. She is planning to explore the Marianas Trench near Guam, nicknamed "Ocean Everest," with a newly developed ocean vehic le. In 1990, Earle was the first woman to be named chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where she worked to expand the agency's marine sanctuary program. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the Society of Women Geographers Gold Medal.
PHILIP N. SLATER, a remote sensing scientist at the University of Arizona, received the 1996 William T. Pecora Award in February at the Thematic Conference on Applied Geologic Remote Sensing. Slater was recognized for his contribution to the calibr ation of optical remote-sensing instruments. The Pecora Award is sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
RICHARD HARDMAN, exploration director at Amerada Hess, became president of the British Geological Society in June. The society, which was founded in 1807, is the oldest geological society in the world.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1996-97 executive committee members are: ROBERT D. COWDERY, president; EDWARD K. DAVID, president-elect; DAVID A.L. JENKINS, vice president; and STEVEN L. VEAL, treasurer.
ORLO E. CHILDS was an exploration projects director for Phillips Petroleum; director of the research program in marine geology and hydrology for the U.S. Geological Survey; and president of the Colorado School of Mines. He served as the 49th presid ent of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. April 21, in Tucson, Ariz.
GORDON MOTHES, a fellow of the National Speleological Society, was an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency until his retirement in 1968. He was founder and co-owner of Friars Hole Cave Preserve in southeast West Virginia and assisted his fam ily's aerial photography business. Mothes was active in the exploration, mapping, and connection of cave systems in and around the preserve. March 5, in Renick, W.Va.