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Announcing the 2016 AEG Executive Council and
Board of Directors

AEG is pleased to announce the 2016 Executive Council and Board of Directors as follows:

Paul Santi, President
Ken Fergason, Past President
Dale Andrews, Vice President/President-elect
Kathy Troost, Treasurer
Kevin Richards, Secretary
Eric Cannon, Alaska
Daniel Pratt, Allegheny-Ohio
Tiana Rasmussen, Arizona
William Mikalik, Baltimore-Washington-Harrisburg
Madeline German, Carolinas
Jesse Ruzicka, Great Basin
Jessica Castleton, Intermountain
Steve Bruer, Kansas City-Omaha
Charles Brown, Lower Mississippi Valley
Stephen Potts, New England
Curt Schmidt, New York-Philadelphia
Renee Wawczak, North Central
Adam Reese, Oregon

Kevin Mininger, Rocky Mountain
Meredith Beswick, Sacramento
Sarah Kalika, San Francisco
Robert Leyland, South Africa
Matthew Howe, Southeastern
Shant Minas, Southern California
Jerry King, Southern Nevada
Dale Markley, St. Louis
Stephanie Coffman, Texas
Taryn Sparacio, Washington State

Please help to recognize and congratulate the current AEG Executive Council and Board. We look forward to a wonderful year!
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Geology of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh's geo-pioneers
With the current publication of Geology of Pittsburgh and a session on Pittsburgh's geology held at the AEG Annual Meeting, it is appropriate to recognize and honor Pittsburgh's pioneers who were early leaders in local engineering geology and geotechnical engineering.

Pittsburgh's pioneers, in alphabetical order are:
  • Alfred Ackenheil
  • Elio D'Appolonia
  • Harry F. Ferguson
  • Shailer S. Philbrick
  • Frank Sturges
Please take a moment to preview the video "Pittsburgh's Geo-Pioneers."

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Moretrench remediates dangerous seepage problem at dam in
Catskill Mountains
Moretrench was contacted by NYCDEP after turbid water was noticed seeping from the toe of their Cannonsville Reservoir Dam in the Catskill Mountains. The problem was determined to be related to an exploratory borehole conducted for a hydroelectric plant project that intercepted an artesian aquifer in the underlying glacial till.
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Integra Gold announces 6 judges for the Gold Rush Challenge
Geology for Investors
George Salamis, chairman of Integra Gold Corp., notes, "Integra has assembled a phenomenal team of world-renowned judges from various geoscientific backgrounds representing mining research, academia, industry and finance. We are very grateful to the judges for accepting this challenge and look forward to their review of Gold Rush submissions." He further adds, "Given the unprecedented demand generated by the Gold Rush Challenge, the judges expect to receive an above average quality of innovative submissions to the Challenge."
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Dewind remediates seepage at dam in Tyler, Texas
Dewind One Pass was involved in constructing a cut-off wall to address seepage issues at Tyler Dam in Tyler, Texas. The earthen dam was constructed of clay, but the foundation soil consisted of a very permeable silty sand material. The remediation involved a mixed-in-place soil, cement and bentonite cutoff wall on the downstream face of the dam, about halfway between the crest and the toe.
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Views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those officially representing the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists except where expressly stated.


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