Texas Geologists To Speak At Baylor Feb. 18

Feb. 10, 2005

by Judy Long

Two researchers from the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, in room E231 in the Baylor Sciences Building on the Baylor University campus. Dr. Frank Brown, senior research fellow, and Dr. Ursula Hammes, a research engineering scientist, will both discuss their investigations of the Oligocene Frio Formation in south Texas. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Brown, an international consultant for industry in geological training, received his bachelor's degree from Baylor and his master's and doctorate from University of Wisconsin. His research interests include basin analysis, facies interpretation, clastic depositional systems, mineral and energy exploration, land and environmental resources and geologic mapping. He has received numerous awards, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and Dean A. McGee Foundation International Distinguished Lecturer for Near- and Mid-East, Who's Who in Technology Today in 1993, Who's Who in the World in 1980 and the Monroe G. Cheney Science Award for "significant contributions to petroleum geology in the Southwest U.S." in 1990.

Hammes received her master's degree at Geologisches/Paläontologisches Institut, Universität Erlangen, Germany and her doctorate at University of Colorado. Before joining the faculty of the Bureau of Economic Geology, she worked as an exploration geologist for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in Houston. Her research interests include carbonate sedimentology, sequence and seismic stratigraphic interpretation, electrical imaging analysis and basin modeling and hydrocarbon systems.

Snacks will be served at 3 p.m. in E401, the fourth floor bell tower. For more information, contact the department of geology at 710-2381.

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