AEG Insider
Nov. 14, 2013

AEG: Meet Sarah Kalika
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 — Sarah Kalika.


Licensure begins in Louisiana; grandfather application deadline is Jan. 1
The Louisiana law that establishes professional licensure for geologists in now being implemented. Geologists who apply for licensure under the grandfather clause before the Jan. 1 deadline may be exempted from the written examination if they meet all other requirements.

Applications and more information about the law are available at the website of the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists.More

REG REVIEW, Inc. study aides, courses available
Looking for help to get focus and direction for the ASBOG exams? REG REVIEW, Inc. provides study aides and offers one-day courses nationwide. Increase your likelihood to pass by 25 percent over the national average. REG REVIEW, Inc. is the leader in providing study aides and courses for geological professionals preparing for the geology licensing exams.More

Did you know ...
AEG membership for students is FREE? That's right, free! Students: AEG is here to help you prepare for a career in applied geology. Attend Section meetings to network with local environmental and engineering geology professionals, acquire leadership and organizational skills to round out your resume by becoming an officer for your Student Chapter, or apply for AEG Foundation scholarships to attend field camp, conduct research or for your excellence in academics. All of this and more come with free AEG membership for students, but don't forget, you must renew each year to qualify!

When you graduate, let AEG know. We want to give you a graduation gift of one year of full membership in AEG for free! Contact AEG via email for more details. More

AGI: Geoscience Policy Monthly Review
American Geosciences Institute via AEG
The Geoscience Policy Monthly Review is part of a continuing effort to improve communications about the role of geoscience in policy. Current and archived monthly reviews are available online.More

AGU bylaws: Member comment period (Sept. 20-Nov. 18)
American Geophysical Union via AEG
Changes are proposed to the AGU bylaws to bring the bylaws up to date to reflect current practice and DC law. These changes have been reviewed by the American Geophysical Union Board, council, legal counsel and a task force composed of board and council members to advise the process.More

Colorado's destructive floods leave scientists with questions
ClimateWire via Scientific American
The widespread impacts of September's extraordinary rainfall in Colorado's Front Range, from landslides to peak river flows, are still being cataloged by scientists across the state. Colorado's landscape is known for its dramatic topography, and that topography also made the land's response to significant rainfall dramatic.More

AEG: Meet Gretchen Schmauder
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 — Gretchen Schmauder.More

How a 100-foot wave is created
The Telegraph
Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have set the record for riding the biggest wave ever after tackling what is estimated to have been a 100-foot-high swell off the coast of Portugal. The waves at Praia do Norte, near the fishing village of Nazaré, around 80 miles north of Lisbon, are famed for being among the largest in the world.More

Of Connecticut, Nebraska and California, which ones fall entirely south of Canada's southernmost border?
Public Radio International
VideoBriefThis question was submitted by listener Ben Leeds Carson, a composer and professor at University of California, Santa Cruz. If you are not a geography buff, the answer may surprise you.More

Geosciences Bulletin Board

Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford


Wildfire science returns to Rim Fire
U.S. Geological Survey
Although dousing the flames was foremost in people's minds during the recent Rim Fire in Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, U.S. Geological Survey scientific work continues well after the fire is out. USGS scientists are continuing their critical research characterizing the hidden dangers faced after large wildfires.More