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From left, James Colony '11, Ben Rendall '11 and Antun Husinec

Seniors James Colony and Ben Rendall were honored at the 2011 Society for Sedimentary Geology President's Reception and Awards Ceremony for research work they presented during the American Association of Petroleum Geologists meeting held in Houston, Texas, recently. In competition with graduate and undergraduate students, Colony won a first-place award, of $1,000, and Rendall won a third-place award, of $500. The conference hosted over 7,000 geologists from around the world.

Students from St. Lawrence have won awards for their research presentations at the event every year since 2006. Competition in the student category typically includes about 300 or more presentations.

The poster titled "Facies and permeability-porosity relationship in Red River A and B Intervals, North Dakota," produced by Colony, with co-authors Rendall and Assistant Professor Antun Husinec, received the SEPM Best Student Poster Award, First Place.

A poster produced by Rendall, with co-authors Colony and Husinec, received the SEPM Best Student Poster Award, Third Place. It was titled "Importance of Dimorphosiphon and other skeleton-building green algae for facies and biostratigraphic studies of the Late Ordovician Red River Formation, Williston Basin."

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Posted: April 22, 2011


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