AEG Insider
Aug. 1, 2013

Annual Meeting updates: 3 things you should know
AEG
1 - Need CEUs or looking to learn something new? Sign up for one of the five Short Courses being offered at the Annual Meeting: "For Peat's Sake: Peat Characterization;" "Engineering Geophysics;" "Rock Stability Analysis and Mitigation;" "Protocol from Inventory Mapping of Landslide Deposits for LiDAR;" "Ethics for Geoscientists and Engineers." The early registration deadline is Aug. 1.

2 - Exhibitor space is sold out. For a complete list of our exhibitors, please visit the AEG website. Be sure to visit the exhibit hall to talk to future clients, contractors, suppliers and drillers collect valuable contact information. There will also be great giveaways you're eligible to win by visiting the exhibit hall during the Annual Meeting.

3 - Sponsorships are selling quickly, so sign up now. For a complete list of sponsors, please visit the AEG website. To sponsor a Short Course, field trip or technical session contact Heather Clark or Serin Bussell today. Thank you for your support to make this Annual Meeting a success!More

Remembrance: Lewis Rosenberg
AEG
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to one of our members, Lewis Rosenberg. Lewis passed away July 23 and asked that no obituary be written or memorial fund set up in his name. His wife can still be reached through his email address or phone number, if you were a friend of his and would like to reach out to her and provide your condolences.More

K-12 Earth Science Fair at Annual Meeting
AEG
The AEG K-12 Education Committee will host its 1st Annual K-12 Earth Science Fair at the 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

Looking for a roommate for the AEG Annual Meeting?
AEG
While AEG cannot provide roommate matching services, you can inquire on AEG's Facebook or LinkedIn pages, or by using the Twitter tag #AEG2013 to see if others are looking for a roommate. Rooms at the Westin Seattle are filling up fast, so be sure to book your room today to get the group rate. And don't forget: the early registration deadline for the Annual Meeting is Aug. 1. The cut-off to receive the group rate at the Westin Seattle is Aug. 9. Sign up now and save!More

Steps to create an effective personal business card
AEG
Trading business cards at conferences is a timeless tradition among professionals. In recent years, students have taken to this method of networking as well. Rather than carrying around printed copies of your resume, the personal business card can not only be a more convenient method of sharing your contact information but — with a little help from modern technology — can replace the resume altogether. Here are a few quick steps to follow in order to create an effective business card.More

Support the Martin L. Stout Scholarship Fund
AEG
The Martin L. Stout Scholarship Fund supports environmental and engineering geologic studies by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recipients of grants will be designated as "Martin L. Stout Scholars." Awards will be made by the AEG Foundation to outstanding and deserving students based on demonstrated ability, scholarship, potential for contributions to the profession, character and activities in student/professional societies. To make a difference for the Martin L. Stout Scholarship Scholarship Fund, please visit the AEG Foundation.More

Know an outstanding student to be featured in the AEG Insider?
AEG
Students, are you looking to get your name out to the AEG Insider audience? Just have your professor, adviser, supervisor, employer or full member of the association send me an email at serin@aegweb.org to let me know they think you're swell. Then, all you need is current student member status with AEG. Send me a picture and a brief bio of yourself, including your history with AEG, why you are a member and any other fun personal facts or professional accomplishments and aspirations you wish to include.More

Annual Meeting updates: 3 things you should know
AEG
1 - Need CEUs or looking to learn something new? Sign up for one of the five Short Courses being offered at the Annual Meeting: "For Peat's Sake: Peat Characterization;" "Engineering Geophysics;" "Rock Stability Analysis and Mitigation;" "Protocol from Inventory Mapping of Landslide Deposits for LiDAR;" "Ethics for Geoscientists and Engineers." The early registration deadline is Aug. 1.

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AEG: Meet Megan Masterson
AEG
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 AEG Insider editors — Megan Masterson.More

Sinkholes: When the Earth opens up
The Atlantic
The ground beneath our feet, our cars and, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep to 2,000 feet in diameter and depth.More

Abstracts due Aug. 6 — AEG sponsored topical session at GSA Annual Meeting
AEG
AEG is a sponsor of Topical Session T84, Impacts of Climate Change on Human Populations: Water, Food, Health, Living Space, at the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Denver, Oct. 27-30. AEG members are highly encouraged to submit abstracts to this session. The abstract deadline is now less than one week away at midnight Tuesday, Aug. 6. Submit your abstract.More

Position announcement to USGS Coalition members
AEG
The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies, the nation's premiere agricultural and natural resources research organization, is seeking a Senior Science Policy Manager within the Washington, D.C., Science Policy Office. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team of professionals dedicated to the sciences, public outreach and education.More

ADWR's Land Subsidence Monitoring Program
Arizona Department of Water Resources
In 1997, numerous nonexempt wells were proposed in the Apache Junction and Luke Air Force Base areas, both areas noted for significant historic land subsidence and earth fissuring. Arizona Department of Water Resources management had concerns over the potential for the new wells to cause unreasonable increasing harm which led to a Directorate level decision to begin a land subsidence monitoring program. As a result, Geophysics/Surveying Unit of the Hydrology Division was created and started monitoring land subsidence by collecting survey-grade GPS data on survey monuments in the Hawk Rock land subsidence area located in east Mesa and Apache Junction.More

Geotechnical investigation and recommendations complete for US 89 Bitter Springs landslide
GeoPrac.net
VideoBriefThe geotechnical investigations and report are complete for the U.S. 89 Bitter Springs landslide south of Page, Ariz. ADOT published a news release with the results of Kleinfelder's geotechnical investigation and a link to their geotechnical report. The recommended mitigation for the 1,200-foot-long, 135-foot-deep landslide is to cut into the uphill slope and move the road approximately 60 feet and to use the resulting material to construct a gravity buttress at the toe of the slide.More

Debris flow in Southern Utah
Rankinstudio.com via Geology.com
VideoBrief Video of a debris flow that occurred in southern Utah on July 18 after three inches of rain. You will be surprised!More

Geosciences Bulletin Board
AEG

Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford