Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Moline new press officer for geophysical organization

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 18, 1996 — Dr. Gerilynn R. Moline, a research staff scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been appointed press officer for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) hydrology section.

The appointment includes membership on the Hydrology Section Executive Committee. AGU has more than 31,000 members from more than 100 countries. This membership represents the earth, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, space and planetary sciences. Moline has been an active member of AGU for the past nine years and co-chaired a special session at the fall 1995 AGU meeting on the use of innovative groundwater tracers for hydrogeologic investigations.

Moline, originally from Bloomington, Minn., received her bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Southern Maine, and a master's and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in geophysics and hydrogeology respectively. She also spent two years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Moline joined ORNL in 1992 and also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the department of geological sciences at the University of Tennessee and in the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

In addition to membership in the AGU, she is also affiliated with the Tennessee Water Resources Association and the International Association for Mathematical Geology. Other honors include Sigma XI Scientific Honor Society, the Antarctic Service Medal from the National Science Foundation and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Moline resides in west Knoxville.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp.