AEG Insider
Jun. 6, 2013

President's message
The following message from AEG President Matt Morris is in response to the outstanding Shlemon Specialty Conference on Dam Failures and Incidents, held in Denver a few weeks ago, acknowledging attendees and the efforts put forth by those who organized this event.More

AEG inaugural K-12 Earth Science Fair during Annual Meeting
The AEG K-12 Education Committee will host its inaugural K-12 Earth Science Fair at the AEG Annual Meeting in Seattle on Sept. 12. The Science Fair will allow students and parents a great opportunity to see the importance of our profession and introduce students to potential career opportunities. Registration is now open to students.More

2013 AEG Annual Meeting registration is open
The field trips, short courses, special events and technical sessions you've been waiting for are just around the corner. Make connections at the Ice Breaker and Student & Professional Networking Reception, accrue CEUs by taking a short course or two, and immerse yourself in Washington geology on an engaging field trip. Register now, and save on these exciting events and your registration costs. Visit the 2013 Seattle page for additional information.More

Support the Norman R. Tilford Field Studies Scholarship Fund
The Norman R. Tilford Field Studies Scholarship fund was established shortly after Tilford died in late 1997 while flying his small aircraft to meet a Texas A&M University student field trip. He was a leader in engineering geology, a past president of AEG and a professor at Texas A&M University. Tilford was dedicated to teaching geology in the field. This scholarship supports his legacy. For more information about Tilford and the scholarship in his honor, please visit the AEG Foundation website.More

Students, are you graduating soon?
To all graduating seniors: Don't forget to request your AEG "Graduation Gift," which is one year of full membership for free. Receive full member benefits, such as access to the Environmental & Engineering Geoscience and the AEG NEWS, and, of course, receive continued networking opportunities with professionals as you stay involved with the association. More

AEG: Meet Gary Luce
The AEG Insider is proud to announce that we will feature short bios for one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here is an introduction to one of the leaders of AEG — Gary Luce.More

Utah scientist: Kennecott landslide 1 for the books
The Salt Lake Tribune
Glaciers distinct from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing large amounts of water to the world's oceans. However, estimates of their contribution to sea level rise disagree.More

Scientists finding clues to next mega-earthquake in 1700 quake
Smithsonian magazine
In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west and northwest coast of the United Sates. Written records weren't being kept in that region when the earthquake happened, but several years ago, scientists managed to pinpoint the date of that mysterious earthquake.More

AGI Geoscience Policy Monthly Review
American Geosciences Institute
Open for public comment: Draft legislation on hydraulic fracturing — The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management released an updated draft proposal for rules regarding hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. This most recent draft includes new regulations on trade secret disclosure and establishes new baselines for environmental safeguards and water quality monitoring mechanisms. More

GSA Science Policy Fellowship
Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America is seeking applicants for its Science Policy Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides a recent M.S. or Ph.D. recipient the opportunity to work in the GSA Washington Office for one year. The fellow works with the GSA director for geoscience policy to participate in a range of science-policy activities.More

Slurry Wall Seminar
Deep Foundations Institute
The Slurry Wall Seminar, a one-day technical seminar hosted by the Slurry Wall Committee of Deep Foundations Institute, will explore the use of slurry wall in infrastructure projects. State of the art industry trends, design procedures and case histories of slurry walls used for temporary and permanent support of excavation systems, access shafts and seepage cutoffs will be the focus of this event.More

Engineering Geology and Geotechnics video lecture from Missouri S&T
VideoBriefMissouri S&T has a number of courses that are available through its YouTube channel. Dr. David Rogers, a professor at Missouri S&T, broadcasted his course, GeoEng 341, for public viewing. The entire 15-lecture course can be found on YouTube by clicking the link.More

Geosciences Bulletin Board

Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford


Study: Geoprofessionals will be kept busy for years to come
America's vast network of levees, dams, navigation structures and hydroelectric-power facilities — overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — will decay into oblivion if the president and Congress cannot develop new ways to pay for its maintenance and operation. That's the grim conclusion of a new National Research Council report that suggests expanding revenues and strengthening partnerships among the private and public sectors as options for managing the Corps' aged water infrastructure.More

USGS topo data on the go
The U.S. Geological Survey issued a press release at the beginning of May highlighting the possibility of accessing USGS topo maps and other USGS imagery on mobile devices such as Android, iPhone and iPad. The USGS is not producing apps, but they are making the data available to developers.More