WSU Professor Elected President of National Geosciences SocietyOGDEN, Utah – Rick Ford, associate professor of geosciences at Weber State University, has been elected National President of The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE) by the student delegates attending the society's recent biennial convention (April 15 17). Sigma Gamma Epsilon is the academic honor society for students majoring in the Earth sciences.
Founded in 1915 at the University of Kansas, SGE now has student chapters at approximately 150 colleges and universities across the country. Ford has been faculty advisor for the WSU chapter since its installation in 1998 and has been serving as National Vice President for the Western Province since 1999.
As national president, Ford will function as chief executive officer of the society for the next two years and will have primary responsibility for organizing the society's annual student research symposium, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.