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James M. Robertson

Dr. James M. Robertson, recently retired State Geologist and Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, has been named the 2020 recipient of the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, AGI's highest award. Dr. Robertson has provided outstanding service to the geoscience community in a variety of ways. Most notably, he was a long-time director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. A highlight of Dr. Robertson’s tenure there was the acquisition and development of Wisconsin’s repository for core and geological samples, the Mount Horeb Research and Education Center. Today this repository boasts over 660,000 feet of rock core, thousands of well-cutting sets, and irreplaceable hand samples in a well-organized and accessible modern facility near Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Before that, Dr. Robertson served in various roles at New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, including Associate Director, Acting Deputy Director, Senior Economic Geologist, and Mining Geologist. He focused on New Mexico’s Precambrian geology and mineral resources with emphasis on recognizing, organizing, and defining a state-wide chronologic and geologic framework for Precambrian rocks. In prior years, Dr. Roberson worked as a geologist at Hudson’s Bay Oil & Gas Co. Ltd. (1974) and taught as a visiting assistant professor at Michigan Technological University (1972-1973). He earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from Carleton College in 1965, his master’s in geology from the University of Michigan in 1968, and his Ph.D. in economic geology from the University of Michigan in 1972.

 

Dr. Robertson held leadership roles at the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) including that of President in 1999-2000, and he played an integral role on the AASG Federal Liaison Committee. He also held leadership roles at AGI, serving as Treasurer (2009-2011), Finance Committee Chair (2011-2013), and as a long-time chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Dr. Robertson has strong ties to the Geological Society of America (GSA), having been a Geology and Public Policy Committee member for over 30 years and having become a GSA fellow in 1997. He also has been active within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; the New Mexico Geological Society; the Society of Economic Geologists; the American Institute of Professional Geologists; and a number of national and state boards, councils, and committees.

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AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, 2020

Keri A. Nutter

Keri A. Nutter is a Geoscience Manager at DOWL, a firm specializing in planning, surveying, engineering, environmental, and related services. A Certified Professional Geologist, Nutter is a firm owner and manager of a team of engineers and geologists. Nutter has served on the American Institute of Professional Geologists’ National Executive Committee since 2014, progressing from Advisory Board Representative to President. She previously served as Secretary on the AGI Executive Committee as well as on the dues restructuring committee and the Wallace Scholarship committee. Since earning her Bachelor’s in Geology at Washington State University in 2004, Nutter has gained over 16 years of experience in service and leadership for professional groups, including two national geoscience organizations and the University of Alaska Anchorage Geological Sciences Community Advisory Board.

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Member at Large

Jonathan D. Arthur

Dr. Jonathan D. Arthur is State Geologist of Florida and Director of the Florida Geological Survey.  He holds degrees from Florida State University and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.  Jon is also a member of IAH and NGWA.  He has had leadership roles with the Association of American State Geologists (President 2014-2015), the Florida Association of Professional Geologists (President 2003-2006), the AIPG Florida Section Executive Committee (2007 – 2009) and has served on National Academy of Science committees.  His areas of specialization include hydrogeochemistry and aquifer vulnerability, with special interest in geoscience policy and advocacy.

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Member at Large (2017-2020)

Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) Webinar on Critical and Strategic Minerals

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in coordination with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) presents the second webinar as a part of the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI). The webinar, entitled Critical and Strategic Minerals: Concepts and Status will air on February 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST.

AGI and AIPG Team Up to Launch the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI)

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) have teamed up to launch the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI). This joint effort seeks to build a portfolio of online learning opportunities to help support the professional development of prospective and early-career geoscientists as well as addressing topics of interest to the broader geoscience profession.
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