Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas
Contact: Annette Delaney
About Kansas Geological Survey, University of KansasAbout the Kansas Geological Survey... A research and service division of the University of Kansas, the Kansas Geological Survey studies the geology of Kansas, develops new techniques for exploring and analyzing geologic data, and produces and disseminates maps, reports, and scientific papers. The KGS, created in 1889, now has an annual state budget of approximately $6 million and employs more than 90 scientific researchers, technical support staff, and students engaged in a variety of disciplines, including geology, geophysics, energy resources, geohydrology, stratigraphy, geoarchaeology, GIS and computer science, and public outreach. In addition to core and data repositories at its headquarters in Lawrence, the KGS operates a well-sample library in Wichita that is a repository for rock samples from oil and gas wells drilled in the state. The KGS is organized into four research sections--energy research, geohydrology, geophysical exploration, and stratigraphic research--and a number of service sections. KGS researchers have available a variety of tools and equipment for the applied geosciences, including a state-of-the-art shallow seismic-reflection system, ground-penetrating radar, a direct-push unit, three drill rigs, well-logging unit, a distributed temperature sensing system, and electromagnetometers, as well as a rock-preparation lab and an analytical-chemistry lab. Technical support includes editing, publishing, and cartographic services and full-service support for a diverse array of computing platforms and software, GIS, and web applications. The KGS also houses and operates the Kansas Data Access and Support Center, an important source of state geospatial data. Further information about KGS activities can be found at www.kgs.ku.edu. KGS scientists are internationally recognized for their work in the applied geosciences. The staff includes four Fellows of the Geological Society of America, a Near-Surface Honorary Lecturer of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and a Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer of the National Ground Water Association. Current staff members have received the Kirk Bryan Award for Excellence from the Geological Society of America, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and the University of Kansas Research Achievement Award as well as numerous awards for technical presentations, achievements, and noteworthy service contributions. About the city of Lawrence... A city of approximately 90,000, Lawrence is located on a rolling landscape 35 miles west of the major metropolitan area of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the cultural and athletic events of a university setting. For more information on Lawrence, please visit the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau or the City of Lawrence web pages. Equal Opportunity The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.