Professor, students of geosciences at FHSU to receive international award


HAYS, Kan. – Dr. Hendratta Ali, associate professor of geosciences at Fort Hays State University, along with two students from the FHSU Department of Geosciences, have been announced as recipients of awards from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.  

SEG is an international organization with 27,000 members from 128 different countries.

Ali was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Educator Award, meant to honor individuals for excellence in geophysics education.

Ali also submitted four papers she either authored or co-authored for the SEG Technical Program Extended Abstracts.

Russell Krug, Hays senior, was awarded the SEG/Chevron Student Leadership Award. With this award, Krug will have the chance to participate in a leadership summit held at the annual SEG meeting.

Krug will also be presenting a paper written with Ali about “using artificial intelligence neural networks to study the properties of rocks in central Kan.,” said Ali.

Luke Rijfkogle, FHSU alumni, received a SEG/EXXONMOBIL Student Education Program grant. Rijfkogle was a 2017 graduate of the FHSU geoscience department who is now studying geophysics at Kansas State University.

The awards will be presented later this month at the SEG International Exhibition and Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.


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