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Paleontologists, Dorothy Jung Echols and Murlene Clark, aboard the drilling vessel, D/V Glomar Challenger (ship), during the Deep Sea Drilling Project. From 1938 to 1946, Echols worked in the petroleum industry as a geologist and micropaleontologist, specializing in microfossils. She was one of the few female geologists working in the petroleum industry during that era. In 1982, she received the Neil A. Miner Award from the National Association of Geology Teachers for her contributions to earth sciences. Clark, a professor of Geology, her primary interests include the fields of micropaleontology and paleo-oceanography. 1981.