Cassidy Completes Two-Year Term as President-Elect/President of Houston Geological Society
Helped Organize Several Major Petroleum Conferences during Term
Martin Cassidy, a research scientist in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) working on carbon sequestration problems, completed a two-year term as president-elect and then president of the Houston Geological Society (HGS). The organization is the largest local geological society in the world with more than 4,000 active members.
During his term from July 2011 to July 2013, Martin helped coordinate several major petroleum conferences organized by HGS in addition to the organization’s Houston-area lunch and dinner technical meetings that attract more than 350 professionals each month.
He was also active in fundraising events organized by the HGS and oversaw, through the 12 members of the Board of Directors, the activities of the 40+ committees of volunteers that run HGS on a day-to-day basis.
A particular pleasure was joining the HGS and EAS evening meeting in honor of Professor Bob Sheriff. At the meeting, EAS graduate and undergraduate students presented posters of their work to the geologic community, and the best posters in several categories received prizes.
While president, Martin contributed a monthly HGS President's column. The last edition under his leadership was June 2013 and can be found at this link: http://www.hgs.org/node/5106