|Vitaly Zlotnik (left) and Janet Herman display the 2005 mug named in honor of Russian hydrogeologist Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina.
Support of the endowments for student research and of the Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture tour comes mainly through the generous donations of our members, colleagues, and businesses. In 1992 the Division, spearheaded by Bill Back, established a program for recognizing these gracious donations: The Historical Mug Series of the Hydrogeology Division. These handsome stoneware coffee mugs are given to donors in recognition of their support to the Division and the Society. Each edition of the mug recognizes an eminent pioneering hydrogeologist. A limited edition of 140 mugs is made for each eminent scientist. Each mug is individually numbered, and comes with a small certificate and historical sheet describing the life of the honoree. Mug donations generate about $3000 annually.
Donations may be in any amount. $25 is suggested.
Mugs are available at the GSA national meeting, and through the Division Secretary-Treasurer (postal address below). A limited number of earlier mugs in the series are also available; contact the Secretary-Treasurer.
Your donations to these important programs keep them strong. The mugs make great gifts to colleagues or students. The historical mug series is also an excellent mechanism for your business to contribute to the Hydrogeology Division.
Postal Address of the Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Brian G. Katz
U.S. Geological Survey
Florida Integrated Science Center
2010 Levy Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32310
Honorees of the Mug Series
*Note: We regret that due to popular demand, mugs 2-5 are no longer available.
- Mug 1, H. Darcy (Reissued in 2006)
- *Mug 2, O.E. Meinzer
- *Mug 3, C.V. Theis
- *Mug 4, T.C. Chamberlin
- *Mug 5, N.H. Darton
- Mug 6, M.S. Hantush
- Mug 7, George Burke Maxey
- Mug 8, M. King Hubbert
- Mug 9, Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina