INTRODUCING THE 2020 - 2021 MBGS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
President – Chris Christensen, Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
Vice President – Vacant
Secretary – John Yellich, Michigan Geological Survey
Treasurer – acting Mike Pozinak, Arcadis
Business Manager – Peter Rose, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Past President – Jennifer Trout, Western Michigan University
MBGS is looking for candidates for MBGS officer positions: Vice President, Teasurer, Secretary and Field Trip Director. Please contact an executive committee member if interested or if you have suggestions for good candidates.
Passing of Dr. Paul A. Catacosinos(see below)
MBGS E.Z. MANOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
MBGS is pleased to announce two 2020 recipients of the E.Z. Manos Memorial Scholarship. The intent of the MBGS scholarship program is to continue to support and recognize those students that are learning their geologic disciplines while conducting research on Michigan geology.
PhD winner: Adedoyin S. Adeyiloa, Central Michigan University, $500
Title: Controls on organic matter abundance and its impact on gas generation, storage and transport in Biogenic Shale gas: Insight from the Devonian Antrim Shale, Michigan Basin.
Project goal: To understand the major factors that controls organic matter abundance and porosity distribution in a biogenic shale gas accumulation
MS Graduate/Undergraduate winner: Sara G. Hayes, Western Michigan University, $500
Title: Mercury sequestration during the Silurian Period in the Michigan Basin.
Project goals: To evaluate the hypothesis that mercury is not a paleo proxy for volcanism and find possible causes of the negative carbon isotope excursions in the Michigan basin.
Please join us in congratulating Adedoyin and Sara and wishing them well on their continued geologic careers.
OTHER NEWS: MBGS HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON USB FLASH DRIVES (8GB).
2020‐2021 Membership Dues It is time to submit the 2020‐2021 MBGS membership dues. Annual membership is $35 for members and $10 for students. Please fill out the appropriate membership form (included in newsletter) and mail in with payment.
MBGS Publications ‐ There are two (2) new publications available! See details on the Publications page and in the newsletter on page 7