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AEG Annual Meeting just days away
AEG
This is it! Time to start highlighting talks in your Program with Abstracts and buying your tickets for the Special Event at MOHAI or the Annual Banquet. Space is limited and filling up fast, so don't miss your chance to learn something new, network with fellow environmental and engineering geologists from around the country — and have fun!

There are also a number of events included with your student or full registration, including the Student and Professional Networking Event (5:15 p.m., Sept. 10, Fifth Avenue Room); the Ice Breaker Reception (6:30 p.m., Sept. 10, Exhibit Hall); and the Exhibitors' Luncheon (noon, Sept. 11, Exhibit Hall). Show your support for students, catch up with old friends and see what our fantastic exhibitors have to offer. See you in Seattle!
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$50 mini grant raffle at Student and Professional Networking Event
AEG
At this year's Student and Professional Networking Event, there will be $50 mini grants raffled to 10 lucky students. You must be present to win. Also, come for your opportunity to meet with professionals from across the country, representing the spectrum of applied geologists. This is your chance to network with AEG professional members who can answer your questions about careers, coursework, finding a job and more.
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Students: Tips for a rewarding Annual Meeting
AEG
The Student and Young Professional Support Committee would like to remind you that there is a special Student/Professional Networking Event at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Fifth Avenue room (fourth floor) at the AEG Annual Meeting in Seattle. This is a great event to meet other students from across the country, as well as professionals. Here are a few tips to have a great time at the Annual Meeting.
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AEG Student Chapter grants: Application due Sept. 15
AEG
Don't miss a chance for your student chapter to apply for one of two competitive $250 grants to put toward chapter activities. Previous recipients were awarded the grant based on their balanced combination of applied environmental and engineering geology activities, advocacy and financial need. Every student chapter that hasn't won this grant in the previous round (Spring 2013) is eligible. Visit the Student Chapter Details page on the AEG website to download the grant application, or download here.
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New volunteer positions are open at your AEG Section
AEG
AEG is looking for motivated members to volunteer for a brand new position at your local Section. The Visiting Professional Liaison will help advance AEG's strategic plan by facilitating the Visiting Professional Program within their section with the support of AEG national committees.
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Advocate for our Profession at Geoscience Congressional Visits Day
AEG
The Geoscience Congressional Visits Day in Washington, D.C., will be Sept. 17 and 18. The American Geosciences Institute invites practicing geologists to participate and raise visibility and support for the geosciences. AGI contends the most effective way to inform and have an impact on federal science policy is though a constructive visit like this from citizen geoscientists.

Interested in attending an upcoming CVD? Contact Rick Kolb for more information.

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AEG Annual Meeting and AEG homepage QR codes up and running
AEG
QR codes have been developed for both the AEG website home page and the Annual Meeting page. Sections/chapters are encouraged to include these in newsletters and any printed media they may distribute. The codes are available for download at the bottom of the Annual Meeting page.
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There's a sinkhole in Louisiana that's a little scarier than most. The Bayou Corne Sinkhole has forced an entire town to evacuate, is expanding at a rapid rate and can swallow anything in its path in mere seconds.

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AEG: Meet Julie Anna Johnston
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The AEG Insider is proud to announce that we will feature short bios for either one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here is an introduction to one of the AEG leaders — Julie Anna Johnston.

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New shocking footage of Japan's 2011 tsunami
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Even almost three years later, the power of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, killing thousands and crippling the Fukushima nuclear power plant, can still shock.

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Call for abstracts: Shale Energy Conference
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The American Society of Civil Engineers will host its annual Shale Energy Engineering Conference in July 2014 in Pittsburgh, and a call for abstracts is now open. The event will highlight the engineering issues related to shale oil and gas production, provide a platform to review the current status of regulatory requirements in this area and identify and promote the most cost-effective and environmentally sound ideas, innovative solutions and emerging technologies related to water resources management, geological and geotechnical aspects of shale gas development and broader infrastructure components of the shale oil and gas exploitation cycle. Visit here for more details.
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Utah State graduate student goes deep for geology research
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Geosciences Bulletin Board
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Naturally occurring methane found in some Pennsylvania water
U.S. Geological Survey
Two of 20 randomly selected and tested household wells used for drinking water in Sullivan County, Pa., produced groundwater with elevated concentrations of naturally occurring dissolved methane, the most common component of natural gas, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study conducted in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geological Survey.
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