Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Bereket Derie, Ph.D., Steven Fleming, and LaFawn Thompson to the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board may set reasonable and necessary fees to be charged applicants and license holders, including fees for application, examination, licensure, and renewal of a license. In addition, the board shall base a fee for examination in a discipline of geoscience on the costs associated with preparing, administering, and grading that examination.
Bereket Derie, Ph.D of Georgetown is a licensed professional geoscientist and principal geophysicist with Round Rock Geophysics, LLC. Prior to that, he was geophysics unit head with the Water Resources Department of the Government of Eritrea, geophysicist with AOA Geophysics and the geophysics department manager at Renewable Resource Consultants. He is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and the Austin Geological Society. Derie received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Science in Geophysics from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, a Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics from Loughborough University, UK, and a post graduate diploma in groundwater from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.