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John Wesley Powell Fund

College of Arts and Sciences Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Illinois State University's first geologist was John Wesley Powell, the famous scientist-explorer who led the first expedition through the Grand Canyon and became the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey. The John Wesley Powell Fund was established in 1980 and provides support for geology students, faculty, and programs, with particular emphasis on initiatives related to field experiences, student and faculty research and travel, and field camp.

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