News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, May 8, 1998
The students were recognized in a May 5 ceremony at the Survey.
Ana Villella, a graduate student in the KU geology department and a member of the Survey's exploration services section, was given the William W. Hambleton Student Research Award. From Brazil, Villella was recognized for her research on the application of seismic reflection methods to the study of salt dissolution and sinkholes in Kansas. The award is named after William W. Hambleton, director of the Survey from 1970 to 1986.
Richard Sleezer, a Ph.D. student in the KU geography department and a member of the Survey's geohydrology section, was given the Frank C. Foley Groundwater Student Award. The award was based on Sleezer's use of soils analyses, water chemistry data, and geographic information systems in a study of Harvey County, Kansas. The award is named for Frank C. Foley, director of the Survey from 1954 to 1970.
John D. Siceloff, a junior from Belle Plain, Kansas, majoring in geography, was given the 1998 Norman Plummer outstanding student award. Siceloff, a member of the Survey's exploration services section, helped designed computer technology that is used to measure groundwater levels in western Kansas water wells. The award is named after a long-time Survey geologist, Norman Plummer.