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Ernest C. Kemp

Ernest C. Kemp


While enrolled at Michigan Technological University, Ernie Kemp enrolled in the first class of the Civil Pilot training program. He then became a flight instructor and flew many wartime flights over the Himalayas in World War II. After the war he returned to Michigan Tech and received his B.S. in Geology in 1941. He was then hired to teach geology here. In 1946 he moved to the new Sault Ste. Marie branch of Michigan Tech (now . . .

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Michael T. Reblin

Michael T. Reblin


During Mike's 26 years with Unocal his job titles and duties included: Geophysicist in Indonesia and California; Area Geophysicist covering the offshore of southern California; Senior Geophysicist in the Alaska district; District Geophysicist coordinating all geophysical activities in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and southern California; District Geophysicist in Midland, Texas directing all Unocal geophysical activities in the Permian Basin; Regional Geophysicist responsible for the southwestern region; Geophysical Consultant for the Texas/Southeast region development group; and Seismic . . .

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David Maness

David Maness


David Maness graduated from Tech in 1975 with a BS in applied geophysics. He went to work with Mobil Oil in Dallas, Houston and Calgary offices and became an exploration superintendent resposnsible for geological and geophysical interpretations of the Gulf of Mexico region.

In 1982 he joined L. Texas Petroleum where he became vice president of Exploration. During his stay there he developed the ~100 billion cubic feet Mostona Grande field and acquired a position in the 250BCF . . .

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F. James Knight

F. James Knight


Jim has 33 years of experience at Gannett Fleming in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he is currently a Senior Vice President and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. His experience includes water resource planning, landfills and contaminated site remediation, geotechnical and geological studies, mineral investigations and development, and dam and flood control works engineering.

Jim is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Arizona and a Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. Jim . . .

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Don J. Gendzwill

Dr. Don J. Gendzwill

'58, '57

During the 1950's, Don worked with the U.S. Bureau of Mines on a program of mine burst detection in the Copper Country. He then attended Michigan Tech where he was an early experimenter with the induced polorization method to detect disseminated metal ore deposits, earning his MS under Lloyal Bacon in 1958. After graduating, he went to work for Cominco Exploration. In the late 1960's, he attended the University of Saskatchewan where he received his Ph.D. . . .