KGS held its annual seminar on Friday, May 15. The 2015 theme was KGS Research in the Public Interest. Survey researchers talked about the impact of their work on communities in Kentucky. The event each year draws private-practice geologists, university researchers and professors, students, and others to our Well Sample and Core Library.
|Interim KGS Director Jerry Weisenfluh welcomed participants to the 2015 KGS annual seminar.||More than 110 people attended the 2015 seminar at the KGS Well Sample and Core Library.||Geologic Mapping Section Head Drew Andrews talked about a project to use geologic maps to improve our understanding of Kentucky’s radon potential.|
|Participants in the annual event networked and looked at posters during a morning break.||Marty Parris, of the Energy and Minerals Section, spoke about updating a fresh-saline groundwater interface map for the state.||Seth Carpenter, of the Geologic Hazards Section, talked about seismicity induced by human activity, such as mine blasts and deep injection of fluids.|
|Geologic Hazards Section Head Zhenming Wang talked about his poster during a break in the morning talks.||Glynn Beck, who works for the Water Resources Section at the KGS Henderson office, told the seminar about groundwater analysis he has done in western Kentucky.||Professional societies gave out their annual recognitions and awards during lunch. Ray Daniel, of the KGS Well Sample and Core Library, was recognized for outstanding service by the Geological Society of Kentucky.|
|Retired Water Resources Section Head Jim Dinger received the Distinguished Service Award from the Geological Society of Kentucky.||Core Library Manager Patrick Gooding received recognition for his service to the House of Delegates of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.||Richard Smath received a Presidential Certificate of Merit from the Kentucky Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.|
|During an afternoon breakout session, Seth Carpenter talked about a new network of very sensitive instruments for detecting microseismicity in eastern Kentucky.||Jim Currens, of the Water Resources Section, told an afternoon breakout session about the Cane Run watershed research project.||Steve Greb, of the Energy and Minerals Section, led a Pennsylvanian core workshop during the afternoon.|