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The AEG Student and Young Professional Support Committee (SYPSC) reminds you of several ways to help fund your attendance at the Annual Meeting in Asheville this Sept. 17-22!
Annual Meeting Travel Grants
Grant money is available to AEG’s young professionals and educators through AEG’s SYPSC Annual Meeting Travel Grants. Grant application deadlines are Sunday, June 30.
The young professional travel grant application is located here.
The educator travel grant is located here.
AEG Foundation Lemke Scholarships
Students giving presentations at the Annual Meeting are automatically entered for consideration of Lemke Scholarships. Visit the AEG Foundation to learn more about scholarships.
It you (students) are interested in volunteering your time at the Annual Meeting, 8 hours of work can be exchanged for a full meeting registration! Contact Heather Clark for details.
Based on CDOT’s Full-Scale Field Testing of Rockfall Attenuator Systems, Maccaferri’s High Energy Absorption (HEA) Cable Net Panels withstood impacts with the least amount of damage when compared to other industry rockfall panels. Maccaferri’s HEA Panels outperformed ten other systems subjected to the significant rotational forces during the test.
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Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists 62nd Annual Meeting
"Old Mountains ... New Beginnings. Using the Past to Map the Future."
Sept. 17-22, 2019
Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina
Join us for the 62nd AEG Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina! The 2019 meeting will feature an opening general session on Wednesday, three full days of technical sessions and symposia, educational Field Courses, fun Guest Tours and exciting special events.
Click here for complete details and instructor bios.
*AEG makes no guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy or authenticity of the information provided in each course.
Information is provided on the basis that all persons shall be responsible for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.
Short Course 1: UAV Remote Pilot Ground School
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost (per person): $250 Member Professionals, $300 Non-Member Professionals, $50 Students (Limited to 5 students)
This course is focused on individuals who will be taking the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Remote Pilot (RP) Part 107 Knowledge Test. Earning FAA RP certification allows an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), a.k.a. drone, pilot to fly UAS as a government operator.
Participants in the course should be prepared to study on their own after the class to cover the remaining topic areas. However, with a concentrated effort most should be able to take the test within a couple of weeks after the class and should schedule accordingly (testing center information provided in the course). Our focus is on the two most difficult subject areas; aviation weather and airspace plus a brief overview of the remaining topics. We provide all of the materials, come and enjoy the class.
Short Course 2: Equipment for Environmental Field Projects: "Be Prepared" – Equipment Selection and Troubleshooting for Project Managers and Field Personnel
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2019
8 a.m. - 12 noon
Cost (per person): $150 Member Professionals, $200 Non-Member Professionals, $25 Students (Limited to 5 students)
This short course presented by Pine Environmental will focus on how those in decision-making roles on environmental projects can properly select the equipment necessary for a specific project in order to be properly prepared and equipped prior to and during the field portion of projects. The course will delve in-depth on the processes and questions necessary to ensure that the proper equipment is chosen.
The course will also cover troubleshooting for various commonly utilized equipment that can be performed by field personnel. This troubleshooting can be invaluable in regards to project schedule and costs in that something as a push of a button, the toggle of a switch, or a factory reset could prevent a costly project delay.
The course will also provide field and management personnel ample opportunity to ask questions in regards to the types and uses of environmental equipment available for various project needs, and will include hands-on demonstrations of various commonly-used equipment.
Short Course 3: Geologic Mapping in the Digital Era: Data Collection and Rock Slope Stability Analysis
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2019
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost (per person): $275 Member Professionals, $325 Non-Member Professionals, $50 Students (Limited to 5 students)
Collecting geologic data in the field is an integral part of a geoscientist. Mobile devices, smartphones, tablets, toughbooks and other digital devices, have revolutionized the methods by which geologic data is collected in the field and incorporated in to maps, and engineering and environmental projects. This short-course will focus on integrating mobile devices and apps into the collection of geologic data in the field. The short course will consist of an overview and instruction during the morning, followed by a hands-on exercise in the afternoon. The hands-on exercise will involve the use of a smartphone or tablet to collect data at a roadcut and export the data to visualize. There are many apps that exist for geologic data collection. The apps that we will use to collect data is Clino (Free) and FieldMove (around $20).
For the hands-on exercise the participants will need to have a smart phone or tablet with either app Clino or FieldMove installed. Tablets will need to be GPS enabled or connected to a device that is GPS capable (e.g., wireless Bluetooth GPS device or smartphone). Hard hats, high-visibility vest, and sturdy boots or shoes are highly recommended. Any digital maps, imagery or other geologic datasets will be provided. Possible UAS Rock Face Mapping Demo by NCDOT possible.
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AEG is in the process of relaunching our AEG logo apparel store online. To help us kick off this reopening, we are holding a T-shirt design contest.
Dust off your favorite geology puns and slogans and put your creativity to work by sharing your idea for a new AEG T-shirt to be sold in the new AEG apparel store and for sale at AEG's Annual Meeting in Asheville this September.
All T-shirt designs must be submitted by Thursday, Aug. 1, to Kristy Howard at email@example.com. The winner will receive recognition at the Annual Meeting AND a free T-shirt!
The Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) is an initiative by the American Geosciences Institute, started in cooperation with the American Institute of Professional Geologists, to provide a platform for asynchronous, life-long learning and continuing education opportunities in the geosciences. The GOLI platform offers the following types of webinars:
Click here for a full course listing.
Please contact Leila Gonzales, AGI with any questions about AGI's GOLI offerings.
Innovation and Sustainability in Geotechnics for Developing Africa
Hosted in one of the continent’s most iconic cities, this conference will serve practitioners, academics and students of all geotechnical backgrounds. The conference will offer extensive opportunities for technical committee meetings, workshops, paper presentations, exhibitions and sponsorships. A variety of tours, including to famous Robben Island, await.
Read here for more information.
IPEC brings together professionals involved in developing and implementing technology to address and resolve petroleum environmental problems, share best practices and information regarding advances in emerging technology & cyber security concerns for upstream, midstream and downstream companies.
Participants of this long-running conference work in industry, government and academia across the U.S. and international locations. It provides them with a forum to discuss various aspects of current oil and gas environmental issues, including:
WATER: Treatment & Management Strategies
SOIL: Site Characterization & Remediation
PREVENTION: Operational Insights for Prevention of Environmental Impacts
OTHER: Environmental Issues in Petroleum Exploration, Production, Transportation, Storage & Cyber Security
Click here to view accepted presentations (to date).
IPEC is sponsored by:
The University of Tulsa, Continuing Education for Science & Engineering
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel (on the River Walk). Click here for room reservation information.
American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute seeks a Research Fellow for Fall 2019 to research, document, and communicate the value of professional licensure for geologists. The position will involve communicating with geoscientists across the United States to determine when and how the presence or absence of licensed geologists has impacted the public, covering issues including water quality and supply, resilience to natural hazards, ground stability, infrastructure quality, environmental liability and public health.
The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, familiar with the work of professional geologists, skilled in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and comfortable conversing with a large, diverse community of geoscientists from across the country. Some experience with graphic- and web-design is a plus. This is a full-time exempt position for 14 weeks and carries a fixed stipend of $7,875, plus an excellent benefits package. The start date is flexible and will be determined based on the needs of both AGI and the successful applicant.
The position will be located at AGI Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Licensure Fellow" in the subject.
The Geological Society of America
As a compelling example of a large-mobility landslide, the 22 March 2014 landslide near Oso, Washington, was particularly devastating, traveling across a 1-km-plus-wide river valley, killing 43 people, destroying dozens of homes, and temporarily closing a well-traveled highway. To resolve causes for the landslide's behavior and mobility, Brian Collins and Mark Reid of the U.S. Geological Survey conducted detailed post-event field investigations and material testing of soils involved in the failure.
Although many of the highest performing institutions this year feature in several top 10 rankings by subject, the Earth and environmental sciences category highlights a number of highly specialized institutions that only appear in this top 10 for 2018, including the California Institute of Technology, the University of Colorado Boulder and the US Geological Survey.
The University of Washington and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, dropped out of the top 10 this year, while China's Nanjing University and the University of California, Berkeley, climbed the ranks to enter at the sixth and eighth places, respectively. See the 2019 Annual Tables Top 100 institutions for Earth and environmental sciences in 2018.
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