John Wesley Powell Award

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The John Wesley Powell Award is a United States Geological Survey (USGS) honor award that recognizes an individual or group, not employed by the U.S. federal government, for noteworthy contributions to the objectives and mission of the USGS.

The award is named for John Wesley Powell, the distinguished scientist and explorer who was the second director of the USGS, serving from 1881 to 1894, and who made the pioneer exploration of the Colorado River. The first award was given in 1971.[1]

Awardees[edit]

1971

  • George R. Shanklin, retired Director of Division of Water Policy and Supply, State of New Jersey (State and Local Government)
  • Raymond J. Heringer, Director of the work experience program at Ravenswood High School, East Palo Alto, California (Private Citizen)

1972

1976

  • David M. Evans, Geologic Engineer from Colorado School of Mines (Industry)
  • R. S. "Rock" Howard, Executive Secretary of Georgia Water Quality Control Board (State and Local Government)
  • Susanne B. Wilson, Councilwoman of City of San Jose, California (Private Citizen)
  • Dr. Clarence J. Velz, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan (Academia)

1978

1981

1983

  • S. L. Groff, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte, Montana (State and Local Government)

1986

1988

1989

  • Dr. M. Gordon Wolman, Chairman, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (Academia)
  • Duane M. Hamann, San Miguel, California (Private Citizen)

1990

  • Genevieve Atwood, Director/State Geologist for Utah (State and Local Government)
  • Walter S. Sullivan, Science Editor for The New York Times (Private Citizen)
  • Glass Instruments, Inc. (Industry)

1991

1992

  • A. Ivan Johnson (Private Citizen)
  • Professor Carl Kisslinger, University of Colorado (Academia)
  • Ray A. Miller, Idaho State Mapping Advisory Committee and Idaho Geographic Information Advisory Committee (State and Local Government)

1993

  • Dr. James F. Pankow, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (Academia)
  • InterNetwork Inc. (Industry)
  • California Department of Transportation (State and Local Government)

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

  • Dr. Samuel S. Adams (Private Citizen)
  • Richard Burton, Monroe County Department of Health, Monroe County Environmental Health Lab (State and Local Government)
  • Paul Deshler, Northern Arizona University (Educational Institution)
  • Garruba, Dennis, Konetzka (Industry)

1999

2000

  • Lloyd S. Cluff, Manager, Geosciences Department, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Francisco, California (Private Citizen)
  • Susan Carson Lambert, Director, Kentucky Office of Geographic Information, Frankfort, Kentucky (State and Local Government)
  • Dr. James N. Gray, Senior Researcher and Manager, Microsoft Bay Area Research Center, San Francisco, California (Industry)
  • Thomas D. Barclay, Lead Developer, Microsoft Bay Area Research Center, San Francisco, California (Industry)

2001

  • Dr. Emery T. Cleaves, Director, Maryland Geological Survey, Baltimore, Maryland (State and Local Government)
  • Robert Dean, Vantage Point Productions, LLC, Los Angeles, California (Industry)
  • Captain Edward K. Miller, Senior Pilot (retired), Air Lines Pilots Association (Private Citizen)
  • Dr. Paul “Ty” Ferre, Assistant Professor, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, Tucson, Arizona (Academia)

2003

2004

  • Dr. Gerald E. Galloway, Titan Corporation, Vice President, Enterprise Engineering Group, Reston, Virginia (Industry)
  • Dr. Dennis Helder, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota (Educational Institution)
  • David Perlman, Science Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California (Private Citizens/Groups/Organizations)
  • Ian Von Essen, Spokane County Information Systems, Spokane, Washington (State and Local Government)

2005

2006

2007

2009

2011

2016

  • John Galetzka, TLALOCnet Project Manager of UNAVCO[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Recipients of the 2006 John Wesley Powell Award, USGS news release
  2. ^ USGS Honors Dr. Walter J. Arabasz of the University of Utah with John Wesley Powell Award, USGS news release, October 18, 2007
  3. ^ a b Science Features - John Wesley Powell Award USGS news release, September 17, 2009
  4. ^ "Yellowstone Expert Gets Big Honor". University of Utah. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "USGS Honor Awards Ceremony" (PDF). 

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