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There are a variety of Short Courses being offered at the 3rd NASL being held in Roanoke, Virginia, this June. You won't want to miss out on signing up for one or more of the following courses:
Each course will offer CEUs and will be held on Sunday, June 4, for a half day. Check out the NASL website for descriptions, course instructors and to register.
- Short Course #1: Synthetic Aperture Interferometric Georadar: Applied real-time monitoring and early detection of at-risk displacements
- Short Course #2: Drones 101 — An introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems and Their Application to Land Development and Landslide Monitoring
- Short Course #3: Debris Flow and Shallow Landslide Mitigation
- Short Course #4: Geotechnical Analysis and Monitoring Using 3-D Laser Scanning
- Short Course #5: Anchored Mesh Slope Stabilization Systems
- Short Course #6: Analysis of Landslides: Shear Strengths, Testing, and Analyses (JUST ADDED!)
We look forward to seeing you in Roanoke. Be sure to register today to get your first pick!
The following is from Jane Gill-Shaler, fundraising chair of the AEG Foundation:
A big box of treasures is ALREADY on the docket for the AEG Foundation Silent Auction Fundraiser this September. Way to go! It contains rock and mineral samples, geology books and interesting literature. I'll be picking it up from the donor, Raymond Lambert, in PA on my drive north in April (from NC to NH). Thank you, Raymond!
IF you are located on or near my route, and IF you have some fantastic rock samples (or gently used field gear, clothing, collectibles, hats or whatever your inner geologist geek would like to share), I will plan my route accordingly and save you and the Foundation shipping costs. Give me an email or call!
All the money raised from this year's silent auction and Fundraiser will go towards this year's designated fund, the K-12 EDUCATION FUND: The purpose of the K-12 Education Fund is to encourage K-12 students, K-12 teachers and elementary, middle and high schools to explore methods and technologies to teach geology. You can read all about it on the AEG Foundation webpage. We are so very grateful for our donors, who make all the scholarships, grant programs and support programs possible. Thank you!
If you do not have items for the silent auction, please consider donating $5 or $50 or more to the AEG Foundation. You may donate online, or you may send a check written out to the AEG Foundation, to:
The AEG Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, so all donations are tax deductible. We love our supporters, and will send you a thank you and an acknowledgement letter for your taxes.
4123 Broadway #817
Oakland, CA 94611.
Please call or email me at the numbers below if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs! THANK YOU!
Jane Gill-Shaler, Fundraising Chair
Director, AEG Foundation
DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) Chapter and the JMU Student Chapter of AEG
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Environmental and Engineering Geology Spring Symposium! This year's symposium will be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8. Professional and student abstracts are still being accepted for this very exciting event. Abstract submissions can be sent to AEGsymposium2017@yahoo.com or to any of the current AEG-DMV officers.
The two-day event will include a half-day fieldtrip on Friday April 7, hosted by the JMU Student Chapter of AEG and led by several of JMU's outstanding geology professors. The symposium itself will be held on Saturday, April 8.
Visit www.aeg-bwh.org for all of the information regarding the symposium and other AEG-DMV events. We hope to see all of you in Harrisonburg on the April 7!
Transportation Research Board
Announcing the call for abstracts for the 2017 Transportation Research Board Summer Workshop in Duluth, Minnesota.
Last year's workshop hosted over 160 participants from across the country. This annual event brings together public, private and academic professionals to share information on a whole host of topics, especially those within the context of the workshop theme and within the scope and focus of the sponsoring TRB committees and workshop hosts.
This workshop is sponsored by the following TRB Committees:
To submit your abstract, please click here.
- Resource Conservation and Recovery – ADC60
- Aggregates – AFP70
- GeoEnvironmental Processes – AFP40
- Subcommittee on Sustainable Pavements – AFD00(1)
For more information and to register visit the conference website.
U.S. shale oil production in April was set for its biggest monthly increase since October as output in the Permian Basin, America's fastest growing shale oil region, was expected to hit another record high, government data showed on Monday. Total shale oil production was expected to rise 109,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 4.96 million bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's drilling productivity report.
U.S. News & World Report
Despite President Donald Trump's pledge to revive the struggling U.S. coal industry, coal plants continue to close. And there's really nothing he can or should do about it. Recently, the Najavo Generating Station in Arizona, the largest coal plant west of the Mississippi River, announced that it will close in 2019, a decade earlier than originally planned. The plant is just the latest coal facility facing premature retirement as part of a shift away from coal that now seems irreversible.
Technology is only as good as the materials it is made from. Much of the modern information era would not be possible without silicon and Moore's Law, and electric cars would be much less viable without recent advances in the material science behind lithium-ion batteries.
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