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AEG wants YOU!
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Are you passionate about environmental and engineering geology? Are you good at meeting commitments, brainstorming new ideas and completing tasks? If so, then we want you! AEG operates a number of committees that provide a variety of services to our membership. Several committees are in need of new members with fresh ideas and new energy.

Committees listed and described below have openings for new members:
  • Section/Chapter Support Committee: Responsible for actively assisting and supporting Sections and Chapters and their programs. Contact Marie Garsjo.
  • Advocacy Committee (Membership): Responsible for recruiting new members and retaining current members. Contact Nichole Wendlandt.
  • Student and Young Professional Support Committee: Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies related to supporting and increasing student and young professional members. Contact Adair Gallisdorfer or Velita Cardenas.
AEG has many other committees that would be happy to have more volunteers. Details on all of AEG's operational committees may be found here.
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Wanted: Abstracts for AEG 2014 Annual Meeting sessions
AEG
AEG 2014 Annual Meeting is looking for abstracts for the following sessions to complete the 2014 Technical Program. Please submit your abstract online here.
  • Rockslope Mapping and Mitigation
  • Geophysics
  • Symposium Land Subsidence Part II
  • Symposium Landslides Part III
  • Drilling Applications
  • Geological Engineering in Design: Seismic Considerations
  • Geophilanthropy
  • Probabilistic and Reliability Based Design
  • Wildfires and Debris Flows

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Summer 2014 review courses for the ASBOG®
AEG
AEG is pleased to announce the Summer 2014 series of review courses for the ASBOG® geology licensing exam taught by REG REVIEW, Inc. AEG and REG REVIEW, Inc. have partnered to provide these courses since 1992.

This summer, eight one-day review courses for the ASBOG® licensing exam will be offered regionally throughout the U.S. These eight courses will be spread out into the following regions:
  • West Coast (A course in both Northern and Southern California — the courses now presented in two sections, one day for the ASBOG® and part of a day for the state specific)
  • East Coast
  • Central U.S.
Specific locations are listed. In addition, for those located out of a region where there are no on-site course or those who have missed the scheduled courses, we have added a webinar.

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Environmental & Engineering Geoscience editor opening
AEG
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, a journal co-published by AEG and The Geological Society of America, is soliciting applications and nominations for a science co-editor. See more information here.
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GeoCorps positions still accepting applications for fall/winter 2014-2015
The Geological Society of America via AEG
Interested in doing geoscience in some of America's most beautiful public lands? The Geological Society of America (GSA) has 24 GeoCorps America positions available for fall/winter 2014-2015. Details may be found on the GeoCorps website. Applications can continue to be submitted until noon MT July 1.

Four brand new positions were just recently added:
  • GIS Specialist [Guest Scientist], NPS Geologic Resources Division (Lakewood, CO)
  • Geology/Paleontology Interpretation Specialist, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Kimberly, OR)
  • Paleontologist (Researcher) [Guest Scientist], Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument (Hagerman, ID)
  • Museum Technician (Paleontology), Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument (Hagerman, ID)

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American Geosciences Institute: Geoscience Career Master's
Preparation Survey

American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute's Geoscience Career Master's Preparation Survey (Geo Career MaPS) is comparing curriculum in master's degree programs to what nonacademic employers indicate are the most important skills in the workplace. If you are a faculty member, a master's student or a nonacademic professional in the geosciences, consider participating in this study. Results will inform the development of resources to support the student-to-professional transition.
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High rate of Ohio landslides inspires NPR interview
WKSU-FM
A surprisingly high rate of landslides in Ohio prompted WKSU-FM, Kent State University's National Public Radio station, to interview Gannett Fleming's Mitch Weber, P.G., to learn more about the causes of Ohio's landslides. Weber is a vice president and the deputy office manager of Gannett Fleming Engineers & Architects, P.C., in Akron, Ohio.
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Annual Meeting special event: Zelma Basha Gallery on Sept. 24
AEG
The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art collection lies in two specific areas — contemporary Western American art and contemporary American Indian Art. The event, a part of the AEG Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, in September, will feature well over 3,000 pieces of art depicting numerous mediums displayed throughout the gallery.

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Largest active volcano on Earth rumbles back to life
Scientific American
The world's biggest active volcano, Hawaii's towering Mauna Loa, may be rumbling back to life, according to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory. But don't change any tropical vacation plans yet: There are no signs the massive peak plans to erupt, the observatory said.

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Dueling dinosaurs hit the auction block
EARTH Magazine
In 2006, a fossil collector and his crew discovered a rare fossil on private land in Montana's Hell Creek Formation — the bones of two fully articulated dinosaurs that appeared to have died together, locked in battle. The fossil duo — a small, pony-sized, carnivorous tyrannosaurid and a slightly larger herbivorous ceratopsian, both now preserved in plaster — became known as the "Montana Dueling Dinosaurs."

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American Mathematical Society is asking for your help.
American Mathematical Society via AEG
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has passed, with bipartisan support, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) bill for fiscal year 2015. This bill provides funding for the National Science Foundation.

Your help is urgently needed to prevent any reductions in the FY 2015 NSF budget of $7,255,000,000 passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee. See how you can help here.

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Professional practice in the state of New York
New York State Assembly
Geology has been established as a professional practice in the state of New York, joining 30 other states where geologists are professionally licensed. This step comes after the passage of Bills A04753D/S03810D by the New York State Assembly.
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'The Role of the Geoscientist in Building and Maintaining Infrastructure'
The Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America has published a draft position statement on "The Role of the Geoscientist in Building and Maintaining Infrastructure" in the June 2014 GSA Today (pages 34-35). You can find the statement online here at the top of the page. The statement favors the value of licensure and mentions ASBOG.

Review the statement yourself. GSA is accepting comments through July 15.

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Science highlights
AEG

Check out what’s going on in science and around the industry:
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National Science Foundation toolkit highlights impact of NSF investments
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation has released a robust toolkit that includes new videos, infographics, fact sheets and brochures that describe NSF investments in fundamental research and how they contribute to the nation's science and engineering enterprise.

"NSF's toolkit offers a range of information about the vital work of the Foundation in a compelling way using modern communications methods," said NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs Director Judith Gan. "We encourage the NSF community and the general public to explore the materials we're releasing to learn more about how the agency helps our nation remain at the competitive forefront of discovery and innovation."

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