Earth Science Department Honored with Education Award

Sherm Lundy of ILPA presents Jim Walters and John Groves with the award

The Iowa Limestone Producers Association presented its Educational Achievement Award to UNI's Earth Science Department on February 22, 2012.  The award recognizes the long-standing collaboration between UNI and Iowa's limestone industry, which resulted in the summer workshop Geology of Iowa For Teachers, presented annually by BMC Aggregates Lts, UNI faculty, and the Iowa Geological and Water Survey from 2002 through 2011.

The cost of the one-week summer program has been covered by members of the Iowa Limestone Producers Association over this ten-year span.  During that time, more than 230 Iowa teachers learned about rocks and minerals from the state of Iowa through instruction provided at UNI and a host of sites across northeast Iowa.  Dr.s James Walters, John Groves and Chad Heinzel, faculty members in the department, were also recognized individually at the event.