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Bureau Geologist Ron Broadhead Invited as Speaker University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
March 27, 2018

Ron Broadhead, our Principal Senior Petroleum Geologist, is an alumus of the University of Cincinnati and has been asked to speak and interact with geology students during their Career Days Seminar in April, 2018.

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Virginia McLemore receives SME/AIME Environmental Stewardship Distinguished Service Award Minneapolis, MN
February 27, 2018

Virginia McLemore, Principal Senior Economic Geologist at the Bureau of Geology, was honored “for actively promoting the sharing of technical information, via publications, technical sessions, and alliances with other industry groups, for the betterment of the mining industry and the environment.” Additionally, the award recognizes her for the development, conservation and protection of the earth’s environment and natural resources through sustainable practices.

Bureau of Geology Scientists Present Research at National Groundwater Association Meeting Albuquerque
February 22, 2018

Five New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources scientists will present their research, and/or chair sessions at the 2018 National Groundwater Assocation meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which takes place from February 26-27. The topic of the meeting is "Groundwater Issues and Science Affecting Policy and Management in the Southwest", a topic of great interest and importance to New Mexico.

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New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory featured in NMT Gold Pan
February 20, 2018

An article about our argon geochronology laboratory appeared in the winter 2018 issue of Gold Pan, the NMT alumni magazine, and as a news post on the NMT website.

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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

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