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The Terzaghi Award, established in 2008, recognizes outstanding individuals for their achievements as mentors throughout their career. The recipient should be an individual who has made lifelong efforts in providing professional, ethical, and technical mentoring for environmental and engineering geologists.
The recipient need not be a member of any particular class within the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, and shall not be an active member of either the Executive Council or the Board of Directors of AEG at the time of award. Also, this special recognition is intended to recognize both our members in academia, where mentoring is a natural part of their job, and our members who have made extraordinary efforts in the workforce, where it is less expected but equally important.
Nominations are due Friday, March 15, and should be submitted to email@example.com. Headquarters will ensure delivery to the Awards Committee for review. Please see the AEG website for a list of past award recipients.
Interested in attending one of the upcoming talks by our current Jahns Lecturer? Check out Deb Green's March lecture schedule here.
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The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), Dams Technical Working Group, is proud to present a workshop that focuses on the role and contribution of engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers in the Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM) process in managing dam and levee safety programs. Risks associated with geological potential failure modes and communicating these conditions to the Risk Assessment (RA) team will be emphasized, including the methodology and implementation of RA for dam and levee foundations.
We invite you to join us in beautiful Denver, Colorado, for this three-day workshop featuring expert instructors in the use and implementation of RIDM for RAs. Registration will include breakfast and lunch each day and a welcome reception on the first night.
Engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers who are mid to senior level and anticipate being involved in RIDM or a RA relating to engineering geology and geological failure modes for a dam or levee SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP. It is anticipated that attendees will be participating in some component of dam safety programs (field investigations, risk assessment and elicitations, review, etc.), or they will be performing RAs.
Sponsors and Exhibitors:
Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Sponsorships are still available. Sponsoring at AEG's Workshop on Risk Assessments for Dam and Levee Foundations is effective advertising that builds lasting recognition and good will for your company. For complete details, visit conference website.
Event Sponsors: Gannett Fleming and Schnabel Engineering
Giveaway Sponsor: Lettis Consultants International
Reception Sponsor: RJH Consultants
Breakfast Sponsor: GeoEngineers
Break Sponsor: Matrix Construction Products
Exhibitors: Gannett Fleming, Schnabel Engineering, Lettis Consultants International, Authentic Drilling, Collier Consulting, ConeTec, Gregg Drilling, Hayward Baker, IDS GeoRadar and Matrix Construction Products
- Doug Boyer, FERC and formerly USACE RMC and Reclamation
- Pete Shaffner, USACE RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Gregg Scott, USACE RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Nate Snorteland, RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Dan Osmun, HDR and formerly Reclamation
- Andy Hill, USACE RMC
- Keith Kelson, USACE RMC
- Chuck Redlinger, USACE RMC and formerly Reclamation
- Mike George, BGC and formerly UC Berkeley
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First Advocacy Award was Made at 2018 Annual Meeting
The AEG Advocacy Committee hosted the first AEG Advocacy Award at the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. This annual award is to recognize and showcase the accomplishments of one or more effective advocates for geological practice. In 2018, the AEG Advocacy Award was presented to Jennifer Bauer.
In 2019, the AEG Advocacy Award again will be made to the person or group whose advocacy and outreach work best promotes the value of geological practice among the general public and/or a legislative body.
Recognized efforts may include:
The deadline for nominations for the 2019 AEG Advocacy Award is Sunday, March 31. All nominations should be sent via email to Eldon Gath. They will be reviewed and evaluated by the members of the AEG Advocacy Committee. The decision of the AEG Advocacy Committee is final.
- Proactive outreach to mainstream media that results in raising the overall awareness of the value of geological practice;
- Proactive outreach using social media that results in raising the overall awareness of the value of geological practice;
- Proactive outreach to a legislative body, in anticipation of or in response to, specific legislation or legislative inclination that involves some aspect of geological practice;
- Proactive outreach to a museum, university, local or tribal government, or similar organization that results in raising the overall public awareness of the value of geological practice; or
- Proactive outreach, using any relevant means, toward any relevant outcome that beneficially raises the public awareness of geological practice.
The bulk of the advocacy and outreach work achieved within each nomination should have been completed within the past three years. Nominations that have been previously submitted are welcome to submit in future years.
Self-nominations are encouraged. Each nomination should include the name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and affiliation for the nominee. There is no specific form needed. In the case of a group nomination, the main point-of-contact will be shown with full information listed above, as well as the name, affiliation, and email address for each individual in the group.
The nomination will also include a short essay or listing of the nominee's efforts and their outcomes. The essay or listing will not exceed 300 words. Up to three photographs are welcome, but not required. Photo captions will be limited to 20 words each, and do not count toward the 300-word limit.
At its discretions, the AEG Advocacy Committee has the option to not make an AEG Advocacy Award in any year. An engraved plaque and a small honorarium will be awarded to the AEG Advocacy Award winner at the AEG Annual Banquet.
The recipient of the AEG Advocacy Award, as well as other nominees, may have their nominations included in one or more articles in the AEG News and/or The AEG Insider. In future years, previous winners will not be eligible for three years after their award.
Become an AEG Foundation member!
Did you know that you can help support the AEG Foundation by becoming an AEG Foundation member? Join today, and you will receive a quarterly newsletter, an invitation to the donor reception at the annual meeting, and updates on the AEG Foundation. But, most importantly, you will be joining a community of professionals giving back to further the geology and engineering profession.
Short Course 1: UAS Remote Pilot Ground School
This course is focused on individuals who will be taking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot (RP) Part 107 Knowledge Test. Earning FAA RP certification allows an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), a.k.a. drone, pilot to fly UAS as a government operator.
Participants in the course should be prepared to study on their own after the class to cover the remaining topic areas. However, with a concentrated effort most should be able to take the test within a couple of weeks after the class and should schedule accordingly (testing center information provided in the course). Our focus is on the two most difficult subject areas; aviation weather and airspace plus a brief overview of the remaining topics. We provide all of the materials, come and enjoy the class.
Short Course 2: Equipment for Environmental Field Projects: "Be Prepared" — Equipment Selection and Troubleshooting for Project Managers and Field Personnel
This short course presented by Pine Environmental will focus on how those in decision-making roles on environmental projects can properly select the equipment necessary for a specific project in order to be properly prepared and equipped prior to and during the field portion of projects. The course will delve in-depth on the processes and questions necessary to ensure that the proper equipment is chosen.
The course will also cover troubleshooting for various commonly utilized equipment that can be performed by field personnel. This troubleshooting can be invaluable in regards to project schedule and costs in that something as a push of a button, the toggle of a switch, or a factory reset could prevent a costly project delay.
The course will also provide field and management personnel ample opportunity to ask questions in regards to the types and uses of environmental equipment available for various project needs, and will include hands-on demonstrations of various commonly-used equipment.
Short Course 3: Geologic Mapping in the Digital Era: Data Collection and Rock Slope Stability Analysis
Collecting geologic data in the field is an integral part of a geoscientist. Mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, toughbooks and other digital devices, have revolutionized the methods by which geologic data is collected in the field and incorporated in to maps, and engineering and environmental projects. This short-course will focus on integrating mobile devices and apps into the collection of geologic data in the field. The short course will consist of an overview and instruction during the morning, followed by a hands-on exercise in the afternoon. The hands-on exercise will involve the use of a smartphone or tablet to collect data at a roadcut and export the data to visualize. There are many apps that exist for geologic data collection. The apps that we will use to collect data is Clino (Free) and FieldMove (around $20).
For the hands-on exercise the participants will need to have a smart phone or tablet with either app Clino or FieldMove installed. Tablets will need to be GPS enabled or connected to a device that is GPS capable (e.g., wireless Bluetooth GPS device or smartphone). Hard hats, high-visibility vest, and sturdy boots or shoes are highly recommended. Any digital maps, imagery or other geologic datasets will be provided. Possible UAS Rock Face Mapping Demo by NCDOT possible.
For more information on short course offerings please refer to the
Annual Meeting website.
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*AEG makes no guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy or authenticity of the information provided in each course. Information is provided on the basis that all persons shall be responsible for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.
AEG is currently accepting nominations for several different awards. Please see a list of awards currently accepting nominations and related due dates.
For questions regarding any of these awards, please contact AEG Headquarters.
- Claire P. Holdredge Award for a publication judged to be an outstanding contribution to the Engineering Geology profession – Due March 15, 2019
- Floyd T. Johnston Award for outstanding and faithful service to the association – Due March 15, 2019
- Douglas R. Piteau Award for a young professional that has excelled in one or more of the following areas: technical accomplishment, service to the association, and service to the engineering geology profession – Due March 15, 2019
- Terzaghi Mentor Award recognizing individuals for their achievements as mentors throughout their career - Due March 15, 2019
- Advocacy Award for accomplishments of one or more effective advocates for geological practice – Due March 31, 2019
To meet your needs, AEG offers several levels of corporate sponsorship with varying benefits, but we have one goal — to connect our members with resource partners and businesses like yours.
To become a corporate sponsor or for advertising inquiries, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and an invoice will be sent to you. All sponsorship categories are valid for a 12-month period and are effective upon receipt of payment.
We hope to partner with you in 2019!
Click here for a listing of corporate sponsorship opportunities and benefits.
Our current Acquisitions Editor is leaving at the end of 2019, and a new Acquisitions Editor is needed. The editor position will work with the current copyeditor/proofreader for the AEG NEWS.
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ACQUISITIONS EDITOR:
- Work with co-editor to determine main them for professional articles for the April, July, and December issues and solicit submissions for "Professional Contributions" from general membership
- Set deadlines and send reminders to EC and HQ for their columns
- Set deadlines and send reminders to chapters for both chapter news for the HomeFront Section and/or the Field Trips section
- Work with Annual Meeting Manager to get information pertaining to the Annual Meeting for the July issue
- Organize text and send off to co-editor for review and copyediting
The ideal candidate will have:
The incoming editor will have at least a few issues to be mentored by the outgoing editor. If interested or if you know of someone that would be a good candidate, please submit your name or the candidate's name to Kristy Howard, Association Manager, at email@example.com.
- Knowledge of the scope of AEG membership and the various disciplines in which they work
- Great organizational and time management skills
American Geosciences Institute
In AGI's most recent quarterly report, they highlighted a new information hub on the AGI website produced by the Critical Issues program. This hub of information is called GeoScience by Your State. It allows users to view geoscience case studies, factsheets, maps, visualizations, webinars and publications for every state in the union.
View resource here.
The conference's two-day program will be an exchange of innovative circular economy solutions that contribute to competitive advantages. Circular economy aspects targeted are:
MATERIAL OPTIMIZATION, which includes opportunities such as waste reduction and diversion, material reuse and life cycle considerations, and cross-sector flow opportunities.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY, which considers fuel and electricity savings and the use of renewable energy.
SUSTAINABLE PROCESS OPTIMIZATION, which includes removal of toxins, enhancing biodiversity and improving the health of stakeholders.
Submit your abstract today at AIST.org/ESSMR4. Abstracts are due Monday, April 1.
Colorado School of Mines
The Colorado School of Mines will be holding a short course on Grouting and Ground Improvement on May 13-16 in Golden, Colorado. Grouting and Ground Improvement is a 3.5 course that covers engineering, equipment, materials and methods for grouting and ground modification used in civil and geotechnical engineering, underground construction, tunneling and mining.
Don't miss this opportunity for professional development and high-level networking — all while earning CEUs!
This course combines classroom instruction with hands-on labs and demonstrations, providing participants with the opportunity to see grouting and ground improvement field equipment in action!
For more information regarding this event, check out the event website.
Rutgers University via ScienceDaily
Researchers have found a possible new source of rare earth elements — phosphate rock waste — and an environmentally friendly way to get them out, according to a new study. The approach could benefit clean energy technology.
California Institute of Technology via Phys.org
Geophysicists at Caltech have created a new method for determining earthquake hazards by measuring how fast energy is building up on faults in a specific region, and then comparing that to how much is being released through fault creep and earthquakes.
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