College of Science and the Environment
Awards and Donations
Best Student Poster (2018)
Student Montana Kruske wins Best Student Poster at North Central GSA (Sedimentary Division) for her research on Subsurface Shoreline Architectural Deposition.
Runner Up Undergraduate Student Poster (2018)
Students Madeline Jazdzyk (Left) and Kyle Nacey win Runner Up Student Poster for presenting their GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) related research at North Central GSA.
No Spills Scholarship Award (2018)
Morgan Vanwinkle (left) accepts the No Spill’s Scholarship at the Traverse City No Spills Conference with Robin Oeming (Right).
Best Poster Award (2017)
Madeline Jazdzyk (Left) and Montana Kruske (Right) win Best Poster at the Michigan Environmental Heath Association (MEHA) Conference for their project on groundwater vulnerability.
More Student Awards
Best Undergraduate Student Poster
Shane Carley wins best poster at AIPG conference for his project: Locating grave sites using geophysical methods at the Maple Ridge Cemetery, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Second Place Undergraduate Student Poster
Kim Churchill wins second best poster at AIPG conference for her project: Using non-intrusive geophysical techniques to identify potential hazards at the decommissioned Camp Lucas military facility in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.
Faculty and Staff Awards:
Distinguished Teaching Award (2018)
Geology Professor Dr. Paul Kelso (right) accepts the LSSU Distinguished Teaching Award from LSSU Provost David Roland Finley (left).
In recognition of of his superior skills in the classroom and academia, the longtime geology professor was chosen to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Paul Kelso has been with LSSU since 1993.
Outstanding Alumni Award (2016)
Alumni Dr. Todd Fritch (Center) accepts the outstanding Alumni Award with Dr. Paul Kelso (Left) and Dr. Lew Brown (Right).
Dr. Todd Fritch graduated from LSSU with a Geology degree in 1993 and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Geology from Baylor University. He is a former Provost of the American International College and currently is the Vice President in Business Development at Shorelight Education. Dr. Fitch also established a Geology Scholarship at LSSU in memory of his grandparents, Norma & Weldon Fritch.
Michigan Distinguished Professor (2011)
Geology Professor Dr. Paul Kelso (left) accepts the Michigan Distinguished Professor Award from LSSU President McLain (Right).
Outstanding Alumni Award (2007)
Geology Alumni James Knight graduated from the LSSU Earth Science program in 1957. Knight was a major driving force behind the establishment and development of the Kemp Mineral Resources Museum. He is also a retired Executive Vice President of Gannet Fleming, Inc.
How you can Support the Geology Program
Donations of equipment and funds are happily accepted by the LSSU Geology Program! Special requests can be met on a case to case basis.
All cash donations can be placed directly through the LSSU Foundation.
Giving Form Instructions: Check the box for Academic Programs, then select Geology from the drop down list.
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