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AEG: Meet Nathan Saraceno
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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 — Nathan Saraceno.

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Wendlandt: On the AEG connections
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AEG member Nichole Wendlandt gives her take on the AEG Annual Meeting, and she discusses how being involved with AEG "has turned many of my colleagues into friends by attending Section Meetings, participating on committees and attending the Annual Meetings."
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Informational interviews at AEG Annual Meetings — are you interested?
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The Student and Young Professional Support Committee is considering organizing informational interviews at the 2014 AEG Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Informational interviews would be between 20-30 minutes in length and an opportunity for students to meet one on one with a working environmental and engineering geologist professionals.

Students would have the chance to practice their interviewing skills in a casual setting, ask professionals about what they can expect from a career in geology and get feedback from professionals on resumes and how to prepare for career in geology. If this sounds like a service you would like to see at the 2014 AEG Annual Meeting, please let us know. Send Serin Bussell an email with the subject line, "AEG Informational Interview," with your thoughts.

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Geoscience Currents No. 78: Graduates' decision points for majoring in the geosciences, Spring 2013
American Geosciences Institute
When graduating students were asked when they decided to major in the geosciences, the majority cited the first or second year of their undergraduate degree. When asked why they majored in the geosciences, the responses varied widely, but a large number of them alluded to experiences and courses related to their postsecondary education. Currents No. 78 highlights the importance of the geoscience departments for recruitment and retention of geoscience majors.
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Call for proposals: 'The Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing on
Sustainable Communities'

Binghamton University via Rural Sociological Society
Binghamton University will be holding a SUNY Conversations in the Discipline Conference titled "The Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing for Creating Sustainable Communities" on April 10 and 11, 2014. While the primary focus of the conference is on New York and SUNY, there will be some slots for papers from other contributors. We are requesting papers to create six panels over a day-and-a-half conference. The panel topics are local environmental impacts, economic impacts, health impacts, social impacts, how to have a dialogue about hydraulic fracturing and community capacity.
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AEG: Meet Stacy Peltier
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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 Insider editors — Stacy Peltier.



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Geology beats technology: Shell shuts down oil shale pilot project
Resilience
The belief that technology can always overcome natural limits just took a big hit when Royal Dutch Shell PLC decided to shut down its pilot oil shale project in western Colorado after 31 years of experimentation.

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Geologists take drill to Triassic park
Nature
Tourists flock to Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona to marvel at great glittering logs of petrified wood. But geologists hope to flock there this month in search of something less visible and more scientifically significant — a core obtained by drilling half a kilometre into rock more than 200 million years old.

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Update on Louisiana's Professional Geoscience Practices Act
The New Orleans Geological Society
Here is an important update on the Louisiana's Professional Geoscience Practices Act. There have been major changes that you need to know.
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Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford
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