USGS Seismologist Lucy Jones to Receive Prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

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USGS Seismologist Lucy Jones to Receive Prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

To honor groundbreaking earthquake research by U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Dr. Lucile “Lucy” Jones, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will present Jones with the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) at an awards ceremony this evening at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. “Dr. Jones is a role model, not only for her scientific accomplishments at the U.S. Geological Survey, but also for her public service to humanity,” Secretary Jewell said today. “Besides conducting leading research on earthquakes, she turns complex scientific concepts into plain English, educating the public so they can take action to save lives and property.” (DOI Press Release)