This message was sent to ##Email##
The deadline to submit your abstract is Monday, May 1. We are looking for abstracts for the following topics.
Proposed Technical Sessions:
- Transportation and Infrastructure Projects
- Geology and Industrial Minerals
- Landslide, Rockfall and Debris Flow Analysis and Remediation
- Geophysics and Remote Sensing
- Subsidence and Soil Behavior Hazards
- Stream and Surface Water Projects
- Environmental Characterization and Remediation
- Mine Waste and Water Management
- Environmental Geology
- Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics
- Materials Characterization and Ground Improvement
Click here to submit your abstract.
- Confronting Business Risks in Engineering Geology (Joel Carson, Geoprofessional Business Association)
- The Impact of Geology on Government Projects and Assets (Alex Strouth and Paul Santi)
- Resolving Complex Geologic Issues ... using Geophysics? (Phil Sirles and Doug Lambert)
- Sliding the Scale: Improving Communications and Public Policy for Landslide Hazards (Kevin McCoy, Kassandra Lindsey, Casey Dowling)
- Emerging Contaminants (Patty Bryan and Loren Lasky)
- The Impact of Geology on Flood Control and Water Storage Dams and Levees (Ed Friend and Brian Greene)
- Remote Sensing and GIS for Geohazards Assessment and Environmental Studies (Wendy Zhou)
- Land issues related to industrial minerals (Tom Newman for FGIM)
- Reclamation of industrial mineral extraction sites (Tom Newman for FGIM)
- Permitting of industrial mineral facilities (Tom Newman for FGIM)
- Landslide Hazards of Colorado Springs: What the General Public Needs to Know (Karen Berry, Colorado Geological Survey, intended for the public, planners, and non-engineering geologists)
Please visit www.aegannualmeeting.org for all the meeting details, to register and to reserve your hotel room at the group rate of $175 per night.
Check out the updated schedule for the 3rd NASL! Preview the highly anticipated Keynote and Invited speakers and look forward to putting together your personalized schedule with the forthcoming meeting app.
View the updated symposium schedule, and be sure to register now!
When you register you will be able to choose a field trip to attend on Wednesday. Be sure to sign up today to secure a spot in your preferred trip. Don't forget to add a short course to attend on Sunday.
As a reminder, make sure to get your hotel reservations made before Saturday, May 13 in order to receive the NASL group rate.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available – don’t miss out on being a part of the 3rd NASL. Sign up for a sponsorship today!
Nominations are being accepted for AEG Regional Directors (RDs) in the following regions:
Nominations should contain the following information: Name, region, name of nominator (if not self-nominated), contact email and phone number and, optionally, a biography and/or past AEG experience.
- Region 1 – Northern California
- Region 6 – South Central
- Region 7 – Midwest
- Region 10 – Northeast
Please send nominations to:
Following the receipt of nominations, ballots will be mailed out to all eligible members within each of the specified regions with their respective RD nominees listed. The nominee with the most votes in each region will be elected as the new RD and the individual with the second most votes will have the option of becoming the (nonvoting) region's designate. The regional designate role was created to ensure regional representation in the event that the RD cannot attend an upcoming board meeting.
1100-H Brandywine Blvd.
Zanesville, OH 43701
We look forward to receiving your nominations by Tuesday, May 16!
The following is from Jane Gill-Shaler, fundraising chair of the AEG Foundation:
Take a digital trip to the AEG Foundation Facebook page soon; like it and spread the word. We will be posting more often now that we have a volunteer (me) to keep track of special AEG Foundation events and items of interest. Just go to AEG Foundation on Facebook, and like and share us!
Make sure you start searching for saleable items for our Silent Auction, too! All the proceeds from this year's Silent Auction and Raffle will go towards the K-12 EDUCATION FUND. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage K-12 students, K-12 teachers and elementary, middle and high schools to explore methods and technologies to teach geology. You can read all about this fund on the AEG Foundation webpage, www.aegfoundation.org. Just go to the FUNDS tab and look it up, or browse some of the other worthy funds.
Please email me at the address below, or call me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs! THANK YOU!
Jane Gill-Shaler, Fundraising Chair
Director, AEG Foundation
American Geosciences Institute
Leading up to Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites you to enter its new "Earth Connections" contest. Submit a 30- to 90-second original video that tells viewers about how people have an impact on Earth systems, or how Earth systems have an impact on people, in your part of the world.
Earth Science Week 2017 (Oct. 8-14) is engaging young people and others in exploring the relationship between human activity and Earth systems, including the geosphere (Earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air) and biosphere (life). This year's celebration promotes public understanding and stewardship of the planet, especially in terms of the ways people affect and are affected by these Earth systems.
"We see such interactions in energy, technology, climate change, the environment, natural disasters, industry, agriculture, recreation, tourism, and other areas," said Edward C. Robeck, AGI's Director of Education and Outreach. "Tell us how you see people interacting with Earth systems to make the most of opportunities and manage challenges."
The contest is open to individuals or teams of interested persons of any age in any part of the world. All eligible submissions must be received electronically by 5 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 13. Winners will be announced following Earth Science Week, AGI's international public awareness campaign to promote the geosciences. The winner will receive a prize of $300 and a copy of AGI's Geoscience Handbook.
To learn more, see the official contest website.
The Associated Press
Exxon Mobil Corp. and a Saudi partner plan to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant near the Texas coast, Texas' governor said Wednesday. The project will be a venture involving Exxon and Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. Exxon officials have said it'll be among the largest ethane steam cracker plants in the world, with an opening scheduled for 2024.
Now that multinational energy producers have sold their stakes in Canada's oil sands, local companies are hatching plans to make some real changes. Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. are betting they can exploit new technologies and their deeper understanding of Canadian-specific issues, such as environmental rules and relations with native communities, to profit from one of the world's biggest hydrocarbon reserves without their former partners.
U.S. Geological Survey
For more than two decades, researchers, geologists and investors had no idea they were standing above tremendous wealth. Thousands of feet deep beneath the surface of western Michigan, a potential multibillion-dollar potash deposit was discovered. Potash — a mineral salt containing high levels of potassium — is an ingredient in fertilizer essential for growing crops.
|| MISSED AN ISSUE OF THE AEG INSIDER? SEARCH THE ARCHIVE.|
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063