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Bureau of Geology Director Dr. Nelia Dunbar discusses harsh realities of ongoing drought in New Mexico
July 23, 2021

Reporters Scott Wyland of the Santa Fe New Mexican and Theresa Davis of the Albuquerque Journal newspaper wrote detailed news articles about a climate webinar hosted by Dr. Nelia Dunbar, director of the Bureau of Geology at NMT, and Rolf Schmidt-Petersen, director of the Interstate Stream Commission. The pair of scientists discussed the third phase of the 50-year water plan commissioned by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

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John C. Frye Award Recognizes Bureau Study of High Plains Aquifer Socorro, NM
May 17, 2021

New Mexico Bureau of Geology Senior Field Geologist Dr. Geoffrey Rawling and New Mexico Tech Assistant Professor Dr. Alex Rinehart will receive the John C. Frye Environmental Geology Award at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Portland, OR for their paper “Lifetime projections for the High Plains Aquifer in east-central New Mexico.” This award is presented annually to the best paper on environmental geology published either by one of the state geological surveys or by the Geological Society of America within the last 3 years.

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Director Dunbar wins 2021 NMT Distinguished Research Award
May 9, 2021

The New Mexico Tech 2021 Distinguished Research Award winner is Dr. Nelia Dunbar, Director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. The recipient of the Distinguished Research Award is chosen by a committee of Tech faculty and researchers from a list of candidates nominated by their colleagues.

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“The Geology of Southern New Mexico’s Parks, Monuments, and Public Lands” Wins Award!
September 25, 2020

We are honored to be selected as the winner of the 2020 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for the "scholarly and technical" category for our new guidebook.

The winners were announced September 24, 2020 at a virtual Gala event. The awards recognize quality and creativity in book design and distinction in production.