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June 8, 2005
Contact: Rex Buchanan, Kansas Geological Survey, (785) 864-2106.

Kansas Geological Survey honors 4 KU students for outstanding work


LAWRENCE -- Four University of Kansas students received awards this spring from the Kansas Geological Survey, which is based at KU.

The students received cash awards and certificates, presented by the Survey's interim director, Bill Harrison, in a mid-May ceremony at the Survey.

The students and their awards are listed by hometown, level in school and parents' names (when available):

ATCHISON COUNTY
From Atchison
Theresa Ruth Rademacker, master's degree student in geology; Rademacker received the William W. Hambleton Award for student research. Rademacker has worked in the Survey's seismic reflection program, helping to collect seismic data near sinkholes in central Kansas and at an enhanced oil recovery project in Russell County. The award is named for the Survey's director from 1970 to 1986. Rademacker has a bachelor's degree from Benedictine College in Atchison.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Overland Park
Dane G. Bailey, master's degree student in geography, is the son of Herb Bailey. Bailey received the Lee and Darcy Gerhard award for student field research. Bailey helped with an archaeological survey in Kanorado in northwestern Kansas and helped with a stream-sediment sampling program. The award is named after Lee Gerhard, director of the Survey from 1987 to 1999, and his wife. Bailey received a bachelor of general studies degree from KU in 2003.

MISSOURI
From Independence
Gerald Wayne Wright III, a May 2005 graduate in architecture, is the son of Gerald and Anita Wright. He received the Norman Plummer Outstanding Student Award. Wright worked in cartographic services at the Survey, designing and developing geologic maps. The award is named for Norman Plummer, a Survey employee from 1936 to 1969. Wright is a Truman High School graduate.

GREAT BRITAIN
From Glenrothes
Michael Andrew McGlashan, master's degree student in geology, is the son of Alan McGlashan; graduate of the University of St. Andrews. McGlashan received the Frank C. Foley Groundwater Student Travel Award. McGlashan is a research support specialist in the Survey's geohydrology section and has worked on modeling the interaction between streams and neighboring aquifers. The award is named for the Survey's director from 1954 to 1970.

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