|ABOUT PEOPLE||September 1997|
Professor JANE PLANT, assistant director of the British Geological Survey (BGS), has been awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her contributions to science. She is in charge of the Minerals, Environment and Geochemical Surveys Division of BGS.
The Association of Engineering Geologists has appointed NORMAN R. TILFORD the new executive director of the association. Tilford is a consulting engineering geologist and professor of geology at Texas A&M University.
Several awards were presented at the annual meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, held in June in Ontario, Canada. VICTOR A. DRITS, Russian Academy of Sciences, and HERVE CHAMLEY, University of Lille, France, received the AIPEA Gold Medal. UDO SCHWERTMANN, Munich Technical University, Germany, was named Distinguished Member. PAUL H. NADEAU of Norway's Statoil presented the George W. Brindley Lecture, and Professor Emeritus KOJI WADA, Kyushu University, Japan, presented the Pioneer in Clay Science Lecture. JERRY M. BIGHAM, Ohio State University, received the Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award.
The current president of the Clay Minerals Society is JOSEPH W. STUCKI, University of Illinois. DAVID L. BISH, Los Alamos National Laboratory, is vice president. Other new officers are: STEPHEN J. GUGGENHEIM, University of Illinois-Chicago, immediate past president; PATRICIA M. COSTANZO, SUNY at Buffalo, vice president elect; RICHARD W. LAHANN, Conoco, Inc., secretary; DAVID R. PEVEAR, Exxon Production Research Co., treasurer; and WAYNE H. HUDNALL, Louisiana State University, editor-in-chief.
The National Earth Science Teachers Association named WILENE RIGSBY Fellow of the Association and KELLY RIGSBY Honorary Member at its April meeting in New Orleans.
The 1997-1998 officers of the Seismological
Society of America (SSA) are: RALPH J.
ARCHULETA, University of California, Santa
Barbara, president; VERNON F. CORMIER,
University of Connecticut, vice president;
FRED E. FOLLOWILL, treasurer; and JOE
J. LITEHISER, Bechtel Corporation,
secretary. MICHAEL FEHLER, Los Alamos
National Laboratory, is the BSSA editor, and
JOHN E. EBEL, Weston Observatory, is SRL
The following scientists currently serve as directors of the SSA: CHARLES J. AMMON, St. Louis University; GAIL M. ATKINSON, Carleton College (Canada); KENNETH W. CAMPBELL, EQE Engineering; KEVIN J. COPPERSMITH, Geomatrix Consultants; RUTH A. HARRIS, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); STEPHEN D. MALONE, University of Washington; BARBARA A. ROMANOWICZ, University of California, Berkeley; DAVID P. SCHWARTZ, USGS; PAUL SPUDICH, USGS; GERARDO SUAREZ, UNAM, Mexico; and TERRY C. WALLACE, JR., University of Arizona.
BRIAN K. AYERS, a senior geologist for The Coastal Corporation, has been elected as vice president for domestic exploration of Coastal Oil & Gas Corporation.
The Mississippi Geological Society has elected GEORGE B. VOCKROTH as its president for 1997-1998. Vockroth is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.