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56th Annual Meeting call for abstracts: Submission deadline extended to May 17
AEG
It's not too late! The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to May 17. But don't wait: Submit your abstract now to be sure you get a chance to present. Presenting at the AEG Annual Meeting is an invaluable experience for students, professionals, teachers and government employees alike. It's an opportunity to share your knowledge and receive valuable feedback from your contemporaries. Visit here to submit your abstract.
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2013 AEG Annual Meeting in America's most popular city?
AEG and The Huffington Post
According to The Huffington Post and Public Policy Polling, Seattle is America's most popular city. But don't take their word for it; find out why for yourself. See the sights from the top of the Space Needle. Engross yourself in the sounds, smells and activities at Pike's Place Market. Energize yourself with some of America's best coffee and explore Seattle's hills by foot. And, of course, don't miss the engaging field trips and technical sessions at this year's AEG Annual Meeting.
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Advertising/Sponsorship/Exhibitor Committee: Building relationships while supporting AEG and its members
AEG
Find out more about this and other AEG Committees in upcoming issues of the Insider. We will be profiling many of the AEG Operational Committees so you can learn more about them, find out how to join and give back to AEG and hear about their accomplishments on behalf of the association. This week's profile — the Advertising/Sponsorship/Exhibitors Committee.
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See who's exhibiting at the 2013 AEG Annual Meeting
AEG
Only 16 exhibitor spaces remain for the 2013 AEG Annual Meeting in Seattle. This is your opportunity to get in front of over 500 environmental and engineering geology practitioners, many of whom have purchasing power. Booth assignments for the event are first-come, first-serve. Space is limited. Contact Heather Clark for more information, or click the headline to download an exhibitor application.

The following companies are exhibiting at the 2013 AEG Annual Meeting:
  • Baroid Industrial Drilling Products - Halliburton
  • GEOVision, Inc.
  • Boretec, Inc.
  • Jensen Drilling
  • Bucks Geophysical Corporation
  • Maccaferri, Inc.
  • Cascade Drilling, LP
  • Midwest Geosciences Group
  • ConeTec, Inc.
  • National Drilling Association
  • Crux Subsurface, Inc.
  • Northwest Geophysics
  • Durham Geo Slope Indicator
  • Ruen Drilling, Inc.
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Sequoia Scientific, Inc.
  • Gems & Crystals Unlimited
  • Slope Reinforcement Technology, LLC
  • Geobrugg
  • TenCate Mirafi
  • Geokon, Inc.
  • Vista Clara, Inc.
  • GeoStabilization International
  • Zonge International

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    Students, are you graduating soon?
    AEG
    All students are encouraged to request your AEG "Graduation Gift" — one year of full membership for free. Receive full member benefits, such as access to the AEG publications, and, of course, continued networking opportunities with professionals as you stay involved with the association.
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    Visiting Professional Program: Section liaisons wanted
    AEG
    AEG's Visiting Professional Program was developed in an effort to increase advocacy for AEG and the professions of engineering geology, environmental geology and related fields. This was accomplished by AEG members volunteering their time to share their experiences with other professionals, community members, students and others who could benefit from the services AEG and its members provide.
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    56th Annual Meeting call for abstracts: Submission deadline extended
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    It's not too late! The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to May 17. But don't wait: Submit your abstract now to be sure you get a chance to present.

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    The unusually large Bingham Canyon Mine landslide
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    Geophysical survey identifies taxiway voids
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    Missouri River flooding in 2011 created a high groundwater condition at the Charles B. Wheeler airport in Kansas City, Mo., for a period of several months. The high groundwater condition reportedly caused a sinkhole to form on the south side of the Taxiway G run-up pad in the north section of the airport.

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    Earth's center: 1,000 degrees hotter than previously thought
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    Scientists have determined the temperature near the Earth’s center to be 6,000 degrees Celsius, 1,000 degrees hotter than in a previous experiment run 20 years ago. These measurements confirm geophysical models that the temperature difference between the solid core and the mantle above, must be at least 1500 degrees to explain why the Earth has a magnetic field.
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    Geosciences Bulletin Board
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    Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford
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