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Sandra H.B. Clark, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Clark has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the earth sciences field

With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Clark has been recognized as scientist emeritus of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) since 2001.

    RESTON, VA, June 28, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Sandra H.B. Clark, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Clark celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Clark has been recognized as scientist emeritus of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) since 2001. Prior to her retirement, she held a number of positions with the organization, including as a research geologist and commodity specialist with the Eastern Mineral Resources Surveys Team from 1996 to 2001, deputy chief of the Office of Mineral Resources from 1995 to 1996, research geologist with Eastern Mineral Resources from 1980 to 1995, and Equal Employment Opportunity Officer from 1976 to 1980. She started with the USGS as a research geologist with Alaskan Mineral Resources from 1967 to 1972 and as a staff geologist in the Office of Mineral Resources from 1972 to 1974.

Dr. Clark participated in the Manager Development Program of the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1975 to 1976, having been a member of the Alaska Gas Pipeline Task Force since 1974. From 1966 to 1967, she was a geologist with Cominco American, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was a teaching assistant at the University of Idaho College of Mines from 1964 to 1966, and a field assistant with Bear Creek Mining Company in 1965 and with the Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology from 1963 to 1964.

Dr. Clark began her career as a student at Iowa State University, where she completed coursework from 1956 to 1960. She then transferred to the University of Idaho, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1963. She continued her studies with the university, receiving a Master of Science in 1964 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1968.

A respected voice in her areas of interest, Dr. Clark has been an active leader in her community. A fellow of the Geological Society of America, she was also a member of the Society of Economic Geologists, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits, and the Association for Women Geoscientists. She has also been affiliated with the Association of Geoscientists for International Development, Toastmasters International, the USGS Camera Club and the Geologic Division Retirees.

In light of her exceptional undertakings, Dr. Clark has accrued several accolades. The recipient of a Meritorious Service Award from the Department of the Interior in 1995, she also received a Stewardship Award in 1996 and Shoemaker Awards for Communication Excellence in 2002 and 2009. She co-produced an educational video for which she received a Gold Screen Award and a Silver Screen Award in 2002 and a Gold World Medal from the New York Festivals Film and Video Competition in 2003. She has been featured in numerous honors publications, including multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Clark has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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Sandra HB Clark
United States Geological Survey
Reston, Virginia
United States
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