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2019 Grant Recipients

OKLAHOMA GEOLOGICAL FOUNDATION

Grants, Scholarships, & Awards for 2019

 

Herbert G. & Shirley A. Davis Oklahoma State University Geology Scholarship: ($5,000)

Recipient:        John M. Clymer ($2,500), Oklahoma State University

Thesis:             “Trace Metal Analysis of the Devonian Cleveland Shale of Eastern Kentucky”.

Recipient:        Richard Miller ($2,500), Oklahoma State University

Thesis:                “Delineating Trends and Depositional Environments of Pennsylvanian Sandstones in South Garvin County, Oklahoma”.

 

The Frederick H. & Lois M. Kate Award: ($6,000)

Recipient:       Zachery Tunin, Oklahoma State University

Thesis:             “U-Pb Detrital Zircon Geochronology and Provenance Analysis of the Red Fork Sandstone within the Anadarko Basin, Custer and Blaine County, Oklahoma.”

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation Excellence in Earth Science Education Awards Program: ($6,648)

Recipients:      Rose State College, Midwest City

Grant:             Proceeds of Grant used to purchase two microscopes for their science lab and Mineralogy program, thin sections and molecule models

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation Elementary School Grant: ($2,000)

Recipient:        Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, Oklahoma City    

Grant:              Grant used to purchase Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils, for Camp Trivera, a new Girl Scouts camp being built in Oklahoma City. The Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils will be used in the STEM programs that will be taught at the Camp and will also be displayed in the new facility.

 

Beth Cronin Elementary School Program: ($6,380)

Recipient:        St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Edmond

Grant:             Grant awarded for purchase of twenty Dell Chromebooks and twenty Google Educational Management Console apps to continue the school’s advancement of technology in teaching earth science education

 

The Suzanne Takken Memorial Award: ($6,000)

Recipient:        Jing Zhang, University of Oklahoma

Thesis:             “Multiscale Natural Fracture Characterization and Prediction Workflow of Unconventional Shales”.

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation Summer Field Camp Grant: ($17,000)

Recipients:      Grants were given to 17 students from Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, and the University of Tulsa. These grants totaled $17,000 and are awarded to students who are going to be attending summer field camps.       

Grant:             Funds awarded to undergraduate geology students to supplement 2019 Summer Field Camp expenses.

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation High School Grant: ($3,500)

Recipients:      Elementary, middle & high school Earth Science teachers from schools

throughout Oklahoma. The workshop “More! Rocks in Your Head” was held Oklahoma City, on the campus of Chesapeake Energy. Over 40 teachers participated in the workshop.

Grant:             Proceeds of Grant used to sponsor a full-day Earth Science workshop, titled:” More! Rocks in Your Head.” This is a nationally acclaimed, hands-on workshop, covering a full scope of Earth Science topics and skills for the teachers, who can take these disciplines back to the classroom, making Earth Science a fun and memorable experience for their students.

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation Non-Directed Funds: ($9,000))

Recipient:        Oklahoma schools, K – 12th grades    

Grant:                   Grant funds will be used to purchase museum quality Rocks, Minerals & Fossils to be put in individual Collections. These Collections are distributed to schools in Oklahoma to promote geology and Earth Science education

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation Middle School Grant: ($2,793)

Recipients:      Elementary, middle & high school Earth Science teachers from schools

throughout Oklahoma. The workshop “More! Rocks in Your Head” was held Oklahoma City, on the campus of Chesapeake Energy. Over 40 teachers participated in the workshop.

Grant:             Proceeds of Grant used to sponsor a full-day Earth Science workshop, titled:” More! Rocks in Your Head.” This is a nationally acclaimed, hands-on workshop, covering a full scope of Earth Science topics and skills for the teachers, who can take these disciplines back to the classroom, making Earth Science a fun and memorable experience for their students.

 

The Philip Boyle Foundation & Oklahoma Geological Foundation Elementary and Secondary School Program: ($5,100)

Recipient:        Stuart Public School, Stuart   

Grant:              Grant used to purchase various Earth Science Kits from Ward’s Science Company and would be utilized in grades 3rd through 8th and in high school Earth Science classes for hands on curriculum units and individual lessons.

 

The Charles E. Branham Library Program: ($3,645))

Recipient:        Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman 

Grant:              In 2017, the Foundation provided funds to the Oklahoma Geological Survey to start a program called” GeoKids”. “GeoKids” is a program that consists of a traveling Earth Science Library and a Starter Rock & Mineral Kit.  The Survey has distributed over 1100 kits in two years. The grant will fund an additional 1500 kits that will be distributed over the next 3 years.

 

The Larry Lunardi & Oklahoma Geological Foundation Rock Mineral & Fossil Collection Program: ($9,000)

Recipient:        Oklahoma schools, K – 12th grades    

Grant:              Grant funds will be used to purchase museum quality Rocks, Minerals & Fossils to be put in individual Collections. These Collections are distributed to schools in Oklahoma to promote geology and Earth Science education.

 

The Lance Ruffel & Oklahoma Geological Foundation Innovations in Earth Science Education Program: ($8,000)

Recipient:        Mountain View-Gotebo Schools, Mountain View

Grant:             Grant proceeds will be used to purchase twenty-five Chromebooks, site license fees, and a 32-unit charging cart, to be used in the new science lab.        

 

William A. Clement Guthrie Middle and High School Grant: ($3,875)

Recipient:        Guthrie High School

Grant:             Grant funds will be used to purchase lab equipment, demos, and lab Kits for Guthrie High School’s Earth & Environment Science classes. The lab equipment and Kits will allow students to do hands on activities and labs that will help them explore science.

                                                                                                                                

The Frederick M. Black Summer Field Camp Grant: ($6,000)

Recipients:      Dylan Morton ($2,000), Oklahoma State University

                              Zachary Tomlinson ($2,000), University of Oklahoma

                              Clay Jacks ($2,000), University of Tulsa

Grant:              Funds awarded to undergraduate geology students to supplement 2019 Summer Field Camp expenses.

 

The Robert W. & Jo Ann Waring Memorial Scholarship: ($3,000)

Recipients:      Boone Pickens School of Geology ($1,500), Oklahoma State University &

            ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics ($1,500), University of

Oklahoma

Grants:            Funds used to support teams from Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma in the AAPG Imperial Barrel Competition.

 

The Shirley A. Davis Program for Earth Science Education: ($600)

Recipient:        Warner Public Schools, Warner   

Grant:             Grant funds will be used to take 5 teachers and 40 students to the Oklahoma City Science Museum.

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award: ($6,000)

Recipient:        Layne Farr, University of Tulsa

Thesis:             “Permeability Anisotropy and Meandering Fluvial Facies Architecture of the Bartlesville Sandstone, Nowata County, Oklahoma”.

 

The John Gatchell Earth Science Teaching Program: ($435)

Recipient:        Shawnee Middle Schools, Shawnee

Grant:              The funds from the grant will be used to purchase a LaMontte Water Pollution Testing Kit, to be used by 4th grade geography and science students and teachers.

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation STEM Program: ($135,100)

Recipient:        Esteem Co.

Grant:             Funds awarded to support Esteem in the development of Foundation’s EveryDay Earth Program. The Program was established in mid-2017 by the Oklahoma Geological Foundation to combine Earth Science education material in an entertaining format that students will enjoy. It is presented as a light comedic narrative that filters in multiple lessons as the students explore aspects of the Earth’s hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere, using Oklahoma and near-Oklahoma localities as the backdrop. It contains a mixture of videos and interactive sessions allowing students to participate in science investigations onscreen as they follow a simple storyline which keeps them engaged. The Program consists will consist of ten stand-alone Missions, each Mission being an impactful product.

EveryDay’s Earth’s target audience is 4th – 8th grade students, and it follows National (NGSS) as well as Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science.

As of 12/31/2019, development costs for the Foundation has totaled $259,600 for the EveryDay Earth Program.

 

The Oklahoma Geological Foundation Non-Directed Funds: ($6,072)

Recipient:        Tulsa Geoscience Center

Grant:             Grant awarded to support various operating costs for the Tulsa Geoscience Center. The Geoscience Center educates students and the general public on energy, geology, and other earth science disciplines. Students K – 12th grades are exposed to rock and mineral identification, fossils, fluorescence, porosity, permeability, the oil and gas industry, earthquakes, geologic time, crude oil and natural gas. Students from Oklahoma schools take day long field trips to visit the Center.

 

                                                                                                            TOTAL $251,147

 

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