Geology professor Bill Bilodeau received the E.B. Burwell Jr. Award from the Geological Society of America Engineering Geology Division in October.
The award, established in 1968 to honor the first chief geologist of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the interdisciplinary field of engineering geology.
Bilodeau and four others, including his wife, Sally Bilodeau, were honored for an article they published on the geology of Los Angeles in the Environmental & Engineering Geoscience journal.
The first paper Bilodeau and his wife wrote together, on the geology of Boulder, Colo., also won an award in 1988.