Roy J. Shlemon
GSA(Global Mobile Supplier Association)
United States of America
Roy’s career has included teaching and research positions at eight institutions and over 30 years as a full-time, multidisciplinary, consulting engineering geologist in southern California. Comfortable in both applied geology and academia/research, Roy fully appreciates the importance of cooperation and coordination between these two fundamental sectors of the science. For geology students, mentoring presents an early career opportunity to begin this process. This is the International Year of Planet Earth, one purpose of which is “to encourage more young people to study the earth sciences at universities.” The Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geology accomplishes this purpose; Roy’s role as the Program’s founder and enabler accomplishes the purpose of the Presidential Medal.