Employees in the News

Learn about the interesting and valuable work of scientists and staff at the USGS.

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Bill Werkheiser
January 3, 2017

Bill Werkheiser, USGS Deputy Director, has been honored with a 2016 Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Rank recipient. Mr. Werkheiser is among only one percent of career Federal leaders recognized for “sustained extraordinary accomplishment” with the top award bestowed to civilian employees by the U.S. President.

Christian Schmidt
November 28, 2016

Former Montana Water Quality Administrator Begins Work in Boise

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October 4, 2016

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USGS scientists receiving Riverprize recognition.
September 13, 2016

NEW DELHI, INDIA – The collaborative work of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to restore the Elwha River of Washington, USA was recognized as a world-renowned restoration project during the awarding of the 2016 Thiess International Riverprize.

Calvin Meyer, standing with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, displays his award at the 2nd annual U.S. Department of Interior Cu
August 25, 2016

Calvin Meyer, of the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, receives Interior Department‘s Customer Service Award

USGS Director Suzette Kimball presents 2016 Gannett Award to Kari Cran
August 16, 2016

Kari Craun honored by USGS peers with Henry Gannett award for exceptional contributions to topographic mapping

Green USGS Logo
May 10, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the success of three distinguished researchers who are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is the highest recognition granted by the United States government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.

Image: Michelle Coombs
April 4, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Michelle Coombs as the next Scientist-in-Charge of the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. 

Image: David Berger, USGS Nevada Water Science Center
February 22, 2016

David Berger begins work today as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey's Nevada Water Science Center, headquartered in Carson City.

collage of scientists conducting science related to each mission are
September 3, 2015

Dr. Robert R. Holmes, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist, will receive the 2015 Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award on October 13 in New York, NY for his outstanding accomplishments.

collage of scientists conducting science related to each mission are
May 27, 2015

USGS scientists and staff were honored for their innovations during awards ceremonies held at the USGS National Center on May 5 and the Department of the Interior on May 7.  A complete list of honorees is available online.