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2018 NM Earth Science Achievement Awards Santa Fe, NM
January 17, 2018

The 2018 New Mexico Earth Science Achievement Awards were presented to Senator Jeff Bingaman and to Dr. Bob Simon. The presentation was at noon, Monday, February 5, in the rotunda of the state capitol building, which coincided with Earth Science/New Mexico Tech Day at the Roundhouse.

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New Mexico Collaborative Groundwater Monitoring Network recognized Oregon
November 17, 2017

Mike Campana, former hydrogeology professor at UNM, wrote a blog post suggesting our network should be a model for Oregon and other states.

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Nelia Dunbar featured in NOVA program "Killer Volcanoes"
October 25, 2017

The program aired at 8pm on October 25 on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME) and is now available online.

Nelia Dunbar is the Director of the Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources and acts as the State Geologist for New Mexico. She specializes in geochemistry and volcanology and also worked on another KNME documentary "Sleeping Monsters, Sacred Fires: Volcanoes of New Mexico". More information about the "Killer Volcanoes" program is available from the NOVA site and from an Albuquerque Journal article.

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Bonnie Frey receives IMPACT! Award
October 11, 2017

The NM Network for Women in Science & Engineering (NMNWSE) honored Bonnie Frey, who is a geochemist and Chemistry Laboratory Manager at the Bureau of Geology.

Bureau geologists publish Antarctic research papers in Nature Scientific Reports
October 4, 2017

New Zealand supereruption provides time marker for the Last Glacial Maximum in Antarctica

— Nelia W. Dunbar, Nels A. Iverson, Alexa R. Van Eaton, Michael Sigl, Brent V. Alloway, Andrei V. Kurbatov, Larry G. Mastin, Joseph R. McConnell, and Colin J. N. Wilson


The first physical evidence of subglacial volcanism under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

— Nels A. Iverson, Ross Lieb-Lappen, Nelia W. Dunbar, Rachel Obbard, Ellen Kim, and Ellyn Golden

Aquifer Mapping Program receives gift from Healy Foundation
August 9, 2017

In July 2017, the Healy Foundation provided us generous support for two ongoing, and one new, water-focused projects for the state.

Bureau staff member recognized by Governor
August 2, 2017

Susie Welch, recently retired outreach coordinator at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology, was recognized by Governor Susana Martinez for outstanding accomplishments and invaluable contributions to the state of New Mexico. Congratulations to Susie on the well-deserved citation!

Argon Geochronology Workshop Socorro, NM
May 23, 2017

From June 6-8, 2017, our New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory will hosted 35 geochronologists from 7 countries to discuss multiple topics that impact radiometric dating of rock samples and noble gas measurements.

Excellence in Geoscience Awards - NM Science and Engineering Fair Socorro, NM
April 5, 2017

Two NM high-school students, Faris Wald and Cameron D. Zielinski, were honored with the Excellence in Geoscience Award.

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