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2014 Annual Meeting field trips
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Join us for one of our exciting and educational field trips.
  • Field Trip 1: Geology of the Grand Canyon — Sept. 20-22
  • Field Trip 2: Kartchner Caverns Tour — Sept. 23
  • Field Trip 3: Red Rocks and Wine Tour — Sept. 23
  • Field Trip 4: Ray Mine Tour — Sept. 27
  • Field Trip 5: Valley of the Sun Field Trip w/Brewery Stop — Sept. 27.
For complete details, visit here.
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2014 Annual Meeting guest tours
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Join us for one of our fun guest tours.
  • Guest Tour 1: Taliesin West — Sept. 23
  • Guest Tour 2: Queen Creek Olive Mill — Sept. 24
  • Guest Tour 3: Desert Belle Cruise — Sept. 25
  • Guest Tour 4: Desert Botanical Gardens — Sept. 26.
For complete details, visit here.

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AEG Foundation fundraiser
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The financial support in the past and continued support has been much appreciated. This year, the AEG Foundation fundraiser will benefit the Beardsley-Kuper Fund, which was established in 2009 by Cathryne Beardsley along with her daughter Dorian Kuper and Tom Kuper. The following message is from Donna Schmitz, chair of AEG Foundation fundraising.
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Groundwater is a resource to be protected. It ignores political boundaries, transports contaminants, floods mine and construction sites, spins communities into an uproar and can't be found when you need it. Model, explore, characterize, bank, inject, extract, treat and predict all your subsurface needs with everything groundwater at the 2015 NGWA Groundwater Summit. NGWA seeks abstracts on any topic related to groundwater science and practice. Submissions may address either broad or niche areas; research projects or case studies; management and policy challenges; and local to transboundary groundwater issues.
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AGU: Fall intern for public affairs wanted
American Geophysical Union
American Geophysical Union is seeking a science policy intern to work for approximately 13 weeks this fall starting on Sept. 8 at AGU's headquarters in Washington, D.C. AGU publishes 20 scientific journals and runs several scientific meetings, the largest of them being the annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, which draws more than 20,000 participants.
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GSA Careers in Industry Program
The Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America would like to invite you to attend the Careers in Industry Program at this year's Annual Meeting Oct. 18–22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Careers in Industry Program connects students interested in pursuing a career in the private sector, with professionals from a diversity of companies for a full day of events geared towards learning about each unique corporate culture. Events are designed to be taken in sequence and will provide ample opportunities for you to ask questions and learn best practices for gaining employment in this sector.

Companies in attendance include Anadarko, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Newmont Mining, Shell and others.

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The industries of geoscience graduates' 1st jobs by degree field
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The included material presents an innovative circular visualization that displays the connections between the degree fields pursued by recent graduates with the industries where these graduates found their first full-time geoscience job. This visualization displays the variety of industries hiring geoscience graduates, as well as complexity of the workforce and the knowledge needed in the various industries.
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On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee passed a bill to fund Interior and environment programs in fiscal year 2015. The appropriations bill includes $1.035 billion for USGS, an increase of $3.7 million above the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.

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Scientist stories: Scott Burns, geologist
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Sarah Fox spent a day with AEG member Scott Burns to learn more about engineering geology and its benefit to society. Check out the video here.

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Scientists discover evidence of super-fast deep earthquake
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Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes, those breaking at more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) below Earth's surface, can rupture much faster than ordinary earthquakes.

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Monitoring can warn of impending slides — at a cost
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Large landslides don't strike out of the blue. Unstable slopes almost always creep, slough and sag long before they let loose. Monitoring that movement can provide lifesaving warnings, though the approach is rarely used in the northwest. Monitoring, however, is costly. Few states have enough funds to even identify the most treacherous slopes.
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Science highlights
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Check out what’s going on in science and around the industry:
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New York state licensure
New York State Assembly
The 2014 New York State Legislative Session adopted a state law for licensing professional geologists and has sent the bill to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign. Thank you to our members in New York for making sure our profession is recognized.
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