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September 8-11, 2018 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 - (719) 260-1800
Plan on attending AIPG's 2018 Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs. Our field trips will explore central Colorado including the Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine, the Portland cement plant and adjacent Niobrara Fm quarry, the upper Arkansas geothermal systems, the latest in SW South Park geology and the Wall Mountain Tuff, among others. The technical sessions will cover the full spectrum of geosciences; start thinking about your presentation. We're planning short courses on being an expert witness, the use of Rockware's software and preparing an AIPG/AGI GOLI course. We'll have a Student Career Day on Saturday, Sept. 8. Young professionals start working on a presentation on a project you're working on that will induce your employer to send you to the meeting; remember such presentations are also good marketing for your firm.
Submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. Call for abstracts available now!
Students — Present and Win Cash Prizes
Students can submit an abstract for a poster presentation and enter the poster contest to win cash prizes! Submit your abstract at www.aipg.org/abstract/.
The two categories for the student poster contest are:
*To be entered into the student poster competition you must be a student member of AIPG. Go to www.aipg.org to join for free.
- Undergraduate Cash Prize — 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100
- Graduate Cash Prize — 1st Place: $600, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100
**Poster contest categories (undergraduate and graduate) will be based on the enrollment of the student as of September 2018.
***AIPG reserves the right to reduce the number of prizes if there is an insufficient number of qualified entries.
1. Seal the borehole completely against cross connection
2. Map the DNAPL in fractures on the 1" scale
3. Map the dissolved species on the 6"-24" scale
4. Measure the conductivity profile on the 6" scale
5. Measure the head profile on the 5'-20' scale
Using the same blank liner. That is efficient! How?
AIPG will be exhibiting the GSA Regional Section Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. AIPG Headquarters is looking for volunteers to help staff our display booth. If you are attending the GSA conference, please email AIPG Headquarters at email@example.com or use the online Volunteer Sign Up link below. Stop by the AIPG booth to visit and volunteer. The booth and information to hand out will be set up and ready. A couple of hours of your time is very much appreciated and needed. GSA Exhibit days are as follows:
May 15-17: GSA Rocky Mountain & Cordilleran Joint Section Meeting, Flagstaff, Arizona Volunteer Sign UP
The AIPG National awarded nineteen $1,000 scholarships (six were sponsored by the Foundation of AIPG, two by the AIPG Alaska Section). The students' essays will be printed in the next issue of TPG and will be added to the website.
2018 Foundation of AIPG - William J. Siok Graduate Scholarship winners
- Gemma Amorelli, SA-9000, University of Alaska-Anchorage (sponsored by AIPG Alaska Section)
- Maddie Bess, SA-9266, Berry College
- Katelyn Brower, SA-7588, Western Washington University
- Alison Cramer, SA-8108, University of Nevada, Reno
- Robert Collar, SA-7998, Stanford University
- Emily Geyman, SA-9077, Princeton University
- Denay Grund, SA-8975, University of Nebraska Omaha
- Ashley How, SA-9090, Adams State University
- Brandon Keough, SA-8731, University of New York - Postdam
- Katelyn Kring, SA-8652, Michigan Tech University
- Paige LaPlant, SA-9099, University of Northern Iowa
- Shirely Mensah, SA-7566, Eastern Illinois University
- Evan Millsap, SA-9199, Utah State University
- Samantha Moruzzi, SA-8422, Cornell University
- Stephen Oni, SA-9120, University of Wyoming
- Chance Seckinger, SA-8232, Columbus State University
- Sydney Souza, SA-8894, University of Alaska-Anchorage (sponsored by AIPG Alaska Section)
- Kelsey Tucker, SA-8647, University of Alaska-Anchorage
- Uziel Rendon, SA-8457, Stephen F. Austin State University
The Foundation of AIPG awarded two $1,000 scholarships:
- Kristina Butler, SA-9057, University of Texas at Austin
- Skyler Mavor, SA-8996, Colorado State University
American Geosciences Institute
For the 2018 edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments, a question was added asking about online courses and programs in geoscience departments. Departments were able to select if they had blended learning courses, fully online courses, fully online degrees, or no online courses as a part of their degree programs. Of the 637 geoscience departments at four-year institutions, 38 percent responded to the questions. The majority of departments that tend to offer online coursework are at two-year colleges, master's colleges, and doctoral universities. Geoscience departments at liberal arts institutions are much less likely to offer online or blended courses.
For more details, please see the latest Geoscience Currents online.
Please click here to order your copy of the Directory of Geoscience Departments, 53rd edition. If you would like to update your department's listing for the next edition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Geosciences Institute
The data for this Currents comes from AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey, which has been distributed to geoscience graduates over the past five years. Since 2013, the percentage of graduates at all degree levels finding a job at the time of graduates has decreased. Over the same time period there has been a slight decrease in the bachelor's graduates planning to attend graduate school and an increase in the master's graduates planning to pursue another graduate degree.
For more details, please see the latest Geoscience Currents online.
To read more about the geoscience graduates of academic year 2016-2017, please click here to download the Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates 2017 report. This page also lists the previous editions of this report.
If you would like your graduating students to take AGI's Geoscience Student Exit Survey, please contact Carolyn at email@example.com. We are currently collecting data from the spring 2018 graduates.
American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is conducting a survey to determine the significance of geologic map data in the economy. For the purpose of this study, geologic map data includes not only traditional bedrock geologic maps, but also maps of any data of a generally immutable property of a location, such as gravity, magnetics, hazards/flood risk, etc. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The results of this survey will be compiled into a freely-available public report, with a planned availability by mid-2018. This survey will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 31.
Take this survey now here.
Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community.
The Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) is an initiative by the American Geosciences Institute, started in cooperation with the American Institute of Professional Geologists, to provide a platform for asynchronous, life-long learning and continuing education opportunities in the geosciences. Sign up for a free GOLI account here.
Moose Ridge Golf Course, 11801 Doane Road, South Lyon, MI 48178
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The Sterling Hill Mine & Museum, in Ogedensburg, New Jersey, is one of the oldest mines in the United States. Come join us from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., May 18, for a guided behind-the-scenes tour featuring an extensive collection of fluorescent minerals.
Sponsorship Invitation | Sponsorship Benefits and Opportunities Forum | Registration Information | Agenda
If you have suggestions for Workshop Topics, or would like to receive announcement, please email the Workshop co-chairs, Rick Dunkin or Sara Pearson.
The AIPG Colorado Section Newsletter — Spring 2018
The AIPG California Section Newsletter — May-June 2018
The AIPG Wisconsin Section Newsletter — Spring 2018
The AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter — April 2018
Past AIPG Section Newsletters are available on the AIPG National website.
The name of each recipient, the college or university they attend, and the award amounts are listed below:
- Samuel Spizzuoco, University of Maine, $4,000
- Veronica Tuazon, SUNY Stony Brook, $4,000
- Riley Blocho, SUNY Brockport, $3,000
- Brandon Keough, SUNY Potsdam, $3,000
- Yonesha (Yonnie) Donaldson, Rutgers University — Newark, $2,500
- Jalise Wright, Rutgers University — Newark, $2,500
- Natalie Harmon, University of Maine, $1,500
- Sarah Smith-Tripp, Wellesley College, $1,500
From Left to Right is Chapter President Nico Harrison, Chapter Vice President Keith Diegel, AIPG President Doug Bartlett, Faculty Sponsor Dr. Virginia "Ginger" McLemore, Chapter Secretary Marcus Silva, and Geology PhD student Camilo Uribe.
The Robert Lessard Memorial Chapter of the AIPG is the newest component of the New Mexico section. Located on campus at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, it is the brainchild of junior undergraduate and chapter president Nicolas "Nico" Harrison.
Since its inception last fall, the club has seen its membership grow to 36 students in just two semesters. With a stated goal of getting students familiarized with what it takes to succeed and thrive in the Earth Science industry, and activities such as field trips, professional networking, mentorship and coaching, and resume workshops, this swelling in student membership is welcome, but hardly surprising.
At the core of all these activities, spinning many plates and wearing many hats, is Nico. His inspiration, boundless energy and motivation drive the new chapter to ever greater heights. This enthusiasm and public service has recently been acknowledged by the school's faculty in the form of a Student Appreciation Award, a well-earned accolade. Further acknowledgment of these many successes came quite recently during the New Mexico section's recent meeting, which the new chapter hosted on campus. Attending this was AIPG president Doug Bartlett, who accompanied the sections field trip to a local carbonatite outcrop and commended the chapter, and Nico's efforts therein.
Nico's hard work and service to the AIPG will continue, as his leadership will undoubtedly see the chapter to further growth, renown, and excellence. It is our privilege to acknowledge his efforts. Thank you, Nico, from a very grateful chapter.
By Keith Diegel
Vice President, Robert Lessard Memorial Chapter, AIPG
Resources for Future Generations 2018
We've been excited about the Resources for Future Generations 2018. conference but reading through the Preliminary Program has got us inspired!
RFG2018 aims to provide participants with a program that will explore six vital and inter-related themes that are multidisciplinary in nature: the Earth, Energy, Minerals, Water, Resources and Society, and Education and Knowledge.
The four-day technical program has more than 1,500 authors already committed to the conference, with 50 percent of the presenters from Canada and the other 50% from all other regions of the world. It’s a truly impressive cohort from a vast array of disciplines.
The topics of both keynotes and technical sessions are central to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. RFG2018 will provide an unprecedented view of the earth and the availability of resources for human sustainability. Expect big picture thinking, dialogue, technical presentations, and social interaction. Established science, innovation, policy, social benefits, and impact will all be part of RFG2018.
Check out the preliminary program here. #RFG2018
Association for Women Geoscientists
We are excited to announce our next quarterly webinar for you all! This webinar is free for all members and will be held on Friday, June 1st from 1:30-2:30 pm central time. The title of the webinar is "Writing an Effective Resume or Curriculum Vitae for a Career in the Sciences" and will be facilitated by AWG regional delegates Lynn Wingard and Amanda Haddad and AWG webmaster Blair Schneider. Please join us for this great opportunity to learn from representatives in government, industry and academia as you prepare for your future career!
You can register for this free webinar when you login to the members only area. If you have colleagues interested in this topic, we will also be offering the webinars for a small fee of $10 for non-members in our AWG Store.
To login to the members only area for the first time, all you need to do is:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Go to www.awg.org
- Click on the "Members Login" tab which is located underneath the "Membership" tab
- Click on the "Forgot Password" option and enter in the email address associated with your AWG membership.
- Make sure to reset your password for future use and you are good to go!
American Geosciences Institute
Wednesday, May 16, 1 p.m. EDT | 1 hour
Register for this free webinar
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar
This Critical Issues webinar explores recent trends in wildfires and changes in contributing factors / drivers of these hazards and features case studies of wildfire policy and management strategies in the western and southern United States.
Regular Registration — No CEU: Free
Regular Registration plus CEU: $50
Student Registration plus CEU: $20
College Class Registration plus CEU: $100
Professional Group Registration plus CEU: $250
The combination of frequent droughts, changing climate conditions, and longer fire seasons along with urban development expansion into wildland areas has resulted in more difficult conditions for managing wildfires. Over the last several decades, the size of wildfire burn areas has increased substantially and nine of the 10 years with the largest wildfire burn areas have occurred since 2000. Wildfires are causing more frequent and wider-ranging societal impacts, especially as residential communities continue to expand into wildland areas. Since 2000, there have been twelve wildfires in the United States that have each caused damages exceeding a billion dollars; cumulatively these twelve wildfires have caused a total of $44 billion dollars in damages. As of 2010, 44 million homes in the conterminous United States were located within the wildland-urban-interface, an area where urban development either intermingles with or is in the vicinity of large areas of dense wildland vegetation. These challenging conditions present a unique opportunity to adapt existing wildfire policy and management strategies to present and future wildfire scenarios.
Our speakers are:
Tania Schoennagel, Research Scientist, University of Colorado-Boulder, INSTAAR
David Godwin, Ph.D., Southern Fire Exchange / University of Florida
Vaughan Miller, Deputy Chief, Ventura County Fire Department
This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Association of Geographers, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Geological Society of America, Southern Fire Exchange and Ventura Land Trust.
Other AGI webinars this spring:
Geological Society of Nevada
Vision for Discovery: Geology and Ore Deposits of the Basin and Range
May 12-24, 2020
Contact Eric Struhsacker at email@example.com.
ASEAN Power Grid Summit
The ASEAN Power Grid Summit 2018 is designed as a platform for foreign investors, power producers, technology providers and energy financial institutions, to gather in Vientiane, Lao PDR and be updated with the power sector potentials of ASEAN countries.
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Join us May 22-23 at The Ranch Event Complex in Loveland, Colorado, for Energy Exposition 2018. Stop by the AIPG Booth to say hello.
Check ou the Energy Exposition now!
The Energy Summit proudly enters its 30th year with a focus on "Growth. Expectations. Opportunities." Will the innovations and advancements of tomorrow solve the issues that industry is grappling with today in board rooms or on investor calls, or in city council halls, statehouses or the global stage? Over two days, our speakers will explore the growth opportunities afforded to industry, the expectations that come with domestic and global leadership and the opportunities to provide a cleaner energy future, a safer industry and a safer world. Make sure to take advantage of our COGA Member Discount and early registration pricing.
Dates: Aug. 21-22.
The website links are as follows:
AEG Annual Meeting
Engineering Geology for a Sustainable World,
San Francisco, California
Mark your calendar to join us for the 61st AEG Annual Meeting/13th IAEG Congress in San Francisco! AEG is partnering with the International Association of Engineering Geologists and the Environment (IAEG) to host the first ever Congress in the United States in IAEG's 54-year history. The 2018 meeting will have a five-day format featuring prominent national and international keynote speakers, four days of technical sessions and symposia, and an all-day Wednesday tour of local geology for full meeting registrants and guests.
To submit an abstract and for complete details, visit www.aegannualmeeting.org.
Stop by and visit the AIPG booth.
Geo-Congress 2019, the Eighth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, will follow this series of acclaimed international conferences, bringing together researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers from around the globe to share their geo-accomplishments and carry on the tradition of using case histories to cultivate engineering judgment espoused by Terzaghi, Peck, Prakash, and so many other legendary geoengineers.
Top 5 reasons to attend:
- Network with your colleagues from around the world.
- Gain essential ethics and geo-business information at sessions provided by GBA.
- Visit exhibitors to find the latest tools, techniques, e-programs, etc.
- Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional licensure while gaining relevant focused knowledge.
- Last but not least, experience Philadelphia. A First World Heritage City, with its iconic 300 years of history amidst a vibrant 21st century culture, as well as picturesque and friendly streets lined with parks, shops, public art, restaurants and museums. Philadelphia is home to four Civil Engineering Historic Landmarks — a perfect landing spot for civil and geotechnical engineers!
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Make your next plane trip much easier with the Zoom Checkpoint-friendly Compu-backpack. Specially designed to increase your speed through airport security, this laptop backpack includes a laptop-only section that unfolds to lay flat on the X-ray belt. This backpack has a side-entry 15-inch laptop compartment and an open main compartment that includes a dedicated zippered nylex-lined padded iPad pocket. It also features extra storage capacity with the zippered external pocket perfect for storing small items like power cords, USB drives, pens and business cards. Use the comfortably padded shoulder straps, the neoprene carry handle or just slip the bag over your suitcase and go catch your flight with effortless ease. Embroidered AIPG logo on front.
Stainless Steel Travel Mug — 18 oz., with blue color grip and slider spill-proof lid mechanism.
University of Melbourne via Phys.org
The last century has seen rapid advances in our understanding of how the Earth formed, and how the movement of continents through plate tectonics continues to shape our lands, oceans and mountain ranges.
But geologists are yet to agree on one important question: what was the Earth like before the plates formed?
New research, published in the journal Geology, supports the theory that early Earth was highly volcanically active, and that evidence of the violent transition to plate tectonics can still be seen today.
The Kilauea Volcano erupted on May 4 in the Lower Puna district of Hawaii, known as the "Big Island" of the Hawaiian Island chain, which is home to roughly 200,000 people and a haven for tourists and adventure seekers.
As of May 7, eruption of lava and gas continues at a low level along Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone within the Leilani Estates subdivision. Overnight, active emission of lava and spatter at multiple fissures was minimal.
Frontiers in Earth Science
This study carries out a statistical analysis of high-resolution PSV records for the last 70 ka from three different regions of the Earth. We consider directional and intensity variability in each region on time scales of 103-105 years in order to evaluate long-term PSV. We then compare those results with more traditional long-term PSV statistical studies averaged over 106 years.
Geological Society of America via ScienceDaily
The late Devonian extinction, about 370 million years ago, is one of the "Big Five." It killed up to 80 percent of species, obliterating the lavish Devonian coral reef ecosystem. The final pulse in this multi-step crisis, called the Frasnian-Famennian event, was its most devastating. But what, exactly, did the killing?
Frontiers in Earth Science
This paper examines the behavior of fast volcanoes that erupt quickly with paroxysmal explosive eruptions, and slow volcanoes that erupt over extended periods without such paroxysmal activity. I review activity at four fast and four slow volcanoes, highlighting the main events and commonalities in behavior among the different systems.
Measures to counteract Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) generation need to start at the mineral surface, inhibiting mineral-oxidizing, acidophilic microbes. Laboratory and long-term field tests with pyrite-containing mining wastes — where carbonaceous phosphate mining waste (CPMW) was added — resulted in low acidity and near neutral drainage. The effect was reproducible and confirmed by several independent research groups.
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