Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ardmore Geological Society

This evening I have a dinner talk to the Ardmore Geological Society(AGS) at the Chickasaw Lake Club (established 1902, before statehood!).  The connection to Ardmore is my old buddy Chuck Price, geologist, University of Arkansas graduate, marine veteran from the first Gulf War, and steady attendee at the Fall Brawl.  The last item is a campout of Arkansas geology grads that has met once a year since 1979, and is going strong.  I am a charter member myself.

In addition to my talk, this was an important meeting of the AGS in which they awarded Chuck honorary life membership in the society.  A well-deserved tribute to his tireless AGS work.

Chuck Price (left) awarded honorary lifetime membership by AGS president Mike Allison.
After the meeting I got this nice note from Mike:

Dr. Liner,
     Thank you so much for the excellent talk. I have had attendees call and say that they enjoyed and actually understood all you talked about which is sadly not a universal observation of some of our talks. You have a very rare talent for taking complex scientific information and placing it in words which are readily understandable. Thank you.
     In your talk you mentioned an app "GeoLocation". On my iPhone I looked up the app and found: [...] Is one of these what you have or another?
     Thanks again for such a superb talk. Chuck does a great job finding great speakers, particularly from Arkansas.
     Respectfully submitted,
     M. D. Allison
     North Texas Sample Log Service
     Consulting Geologist

This is the one we use in my group:

We also discussed another great iPhone app for geology, Theodolite

Theodolite iphone app demonstrated on Chuck and his award plaque, dipping at about 29 degrees.

1 comment:

Laurie Price said...

Thanks Chris for posting this. Had someone told me that this honor was going to be presented I would have stayed! It was good to see you again. Had I not had Claire with me I would have stayed through your talk. I always have the battery on my phone charged for the "over my head" parts. Laurie