AEG Insider
Apr. 30, 2015

Annual Meeting sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities
still available

AEG
Event sponsorship is effective advertising that builds lasting recognition and good will for your company. We anticipate over 500 professional registrants for the AEG Annual Meeting Sept. 19-26 in Pittsburgh!

All sponsors receive these baseline printed acknowledgements:

We also have a brand new, fully interactive mobile app that provides even more sponsorship opportunities, so be sure to check it out!

There are plenty of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities to choose from at the AEG Annual Meeting. Exhibit booths offer you face-to-face interaction with potential clients and are a proven showcase for your business.

Included with your 8-foot-by-10-foot booth is: There are also exhibitor only add-ons available on our new, fully interactive conference mobile app! Take advantage by adding your logo to a conference center map, or just your booth! You can also purchase a QR code to place at your booth that will guarantee visits by mobile app users as part of the in app conference scavenger hunt.

We anticipate over 500 professional registrants at the AEG Annual Meeting. Click here to download the exhibitor application.

For information on exhibit booths and our exclusive sponsorship opportunities, visit here, or contact the AEG Meeting Manager, Heather Clark via email or by phone at 844-331-7867. More

Reminder: Abstracts for 2015 AEG Annual Meeting Dams
Symposium due May 1

AEG
The Dams Technical Working Group of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is currently accepting abstracts for papers and presentations for this one-day symposium that will be part of the 2015 AEG Annual Meeting. The 2015 AEG Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 19-26 in Pittsburgh, with the Dams Symposium held on Thursday, Sept. 24.

The Symposium theme is: "Geologic Considerations in the Assessment of New and Aging Dam Infrastructure." Abstracts should be submitted by Friday, May 1, and include:


Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to: Brian Greene, Kerry Cato and Heather Clark.

Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation the co-conveners of the symposium. When your submission is accepted, a confirmation notification will be sent via email.

Note: A formal paper is not required for the Annual Meeting, simply an abstract and a PowerPoint presentation at the conference not to exceed 18 minutes.More

Communications Committee: Plenty of projects, need more people
AEG
The Communications Committee oversees AEG's various communications media, including our technical publications and digital platforms. We are responsible for maintaining their quality and advising the officers and Board of Directors how they may be improved or expanded to enhance the exchange of information between the Association and its members, among members, with the wider scientific and technical community and with the public.

In addition to managing our existing media, the committee has been moving forward on some new projects ensuing from the Needs Assessment surveys, as well as dealing with unforeseen challenges caused by the change in association administration and headquarters geography.More

Scientists discover gigantic magma reservoir beneath
Yellowstone supervolcano

Sci-News.com
A team of scientists led by Dr Hsin-Hua Huang of California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and the University of Utah has discovered a reservoir of partly molten rock 12-28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. This magma body has a volume of 46,000 cubic kilometers, approximately 4.5 times larger than the previously known upper-crustal magma reservoir. More

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Source of Antarctica's eerie 'bleeding glacier' found
LiveScience via Yahoo News
Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds. The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. The only surface water is a handful of small lakes. Inside the canyons, the climate is extremely dry, cold and windy; researchers have stumbled upon mummified seals in these gorges that are thousands of years old.More

Video: Visiting Iceland's beautiful blue ice caves
Caving News
VideoBrief After 10 days of waiting through Iceland's worst winter storms in 25 years, a break in the weather finally allowed videographer Brett Lyon a chance to visit the islands beautiful blue ice caves. Besides capturing some excellent shots highlighting the otherworldly hue of the glacier caves, the video showcases some of Iceland's other amazing scenery and a few pony-sized Icelandic horses to boot.More