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AEG: Meet Cynthia Palomares
The AEG Insider is proud to announce that we will feature short bios for one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here is an introduction to one of the leaders of AEG — Cynthia Palomares.
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  Tiger PID, The Right Answer

Ion Science introduces the PhoCheck Tiger handheld PID with proprietary Anti-Contamination Technology. Features independent verification of best performance, range to 20,000 ppm, powerful software, 30 hour battery life, rugged , low running costs, peak performance right out of the box.


Technical Knowledge: A benefit of AEG membership
AEG provides excellent opportunities for gaining technical knowledge, as well as sharing technical knowledge. These opportunities include technical articles in the NEWS, journal articles in E&EG, technical presentations and field trips at local meetings, the Annual Meeting and specialty conferences, as well as through conversations had with friends and peers.

Additional opportunities are becoming available, as we continue to develop our partnership with Midwest Geosciences to provide AEG with discounted webinar training as well as the opportunity to lead a webinar (with compensation). AEG provides the best opportunities to gain and share technical knowledge in our profession. Don't miss out!

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Funds available for Young Professionals to attend Annual Meeting
The intent of the Young Professional Travel Grant is to help defer the cost of attending the AEG Annual Meeting for young professionals when an employer is unable to support their attendance. This is a competitive $500 grant and will be awarded based on availability of funds and quality of applications.

The application is due on Aug. 1, and the award notification(s) will be sent by Aug. 15 of the annual meeting year. To be eligible, an applicant must be a professional member of AEG with less than five years at this membership level and this must be in the first year attending an AEG Annual Meeting as a professional member. Apply now.

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Support the Marliave Scholarship Fund
The Marliave Scholarship Fund honors the memory, work and professional contributions of Elmer C. Marliave (1910-1967), a founding member of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists; Burton H. Marliave (1917-1991), a president of the association; and their father, Chester E. Marliave (1885-1958), a pioneer engineering geologist. The scholarship awards are grants intended to support academic activity and reward outstanding scholarship in engineering geology and geological engineering.

Recipients of grants will be designated as "Marliave Scholars." Awards will be made by the AEG Foundation to outstanding students based on demonstrated ability, scholarship, potential for contributions to the profession, character and activities in student/professional societies. To make a difference for the Marliave Scholarship Fund, please visit the AEG Foundation website.

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2013 Section reports due Aug. 15
Section Chairs: Don't forget to submit your 2013 Outstanding Section Award application this year to be eligible to be awarded $750 for your section. This award was established by the Board of Directors in 2001 to honor a section of the association judged to excel in a number of areas including professional activities, communications, membership and networking.

Outstanding Section Award applications are due to AEG Headquarters by Aug. 15, which is 30 days prior to the annual board meeting, which will be held in Seattle this year. You MUST complete and submit the Outstanding Section Award application in order to be eligible to be "Outstanding Section of the Year." Additional instructions can be found here.

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The AEG NEWS Style Guide is here
This brief, easy to read guideline is designed to assist everyone who is submitting articles to the NEWS on the basics of submitting articles and photos for publication. The Style Guide is published on our website here and can be found after the jump as well. Reminder: Submissions for the September issue are due on or before July 31.
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Become a sponsor of the AEG Annual Meeting
Reach more than 500 attendees by having your name featured on field trips, technical sessions, events, guest tours and more. Show your support for the AEG and the environmental and engineering geology profession by signing up to sponsor an event at the 2013 AEG Annual Meeting. Contact Heather Clark or Serin Bussell for more information.

The following companies are sponsors at the 2013 AEG Annual Meeting:
  • AEG Carolinas Section
  • Julie & Jeffrey Keaton
  • AEG Arizona Section
  • Cascade Drilling
  • AEG Texas Section
  • Hancock Forest Management
  • AEG Oregon Section
  • The Hydrodynamics Group, LLC
  • AEG Washington Section
  • Jim Miller
  • PanGEO
  • Pine Environmental
  • Allen Shaw
  • Miles Sand and Gravel
  • GeoEngineers
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • AMEC
  • OnSite Environmental, Inc.
  • Associated Earth Sciences, Inc.
  • San Jose State University
  • Association for Women Geoscientists
  • Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
  • Celtic Earth Consulting
  • Steele & Associates, LLC
  • Duane Kreuger
  • Tilford & Green
  • Gannet Fleming, Inc.
  • URS Corporation
  • Blackburn Consulting
  • Spotlight Geophysical Services
  • Golder Associates
  • Zonge International
  • Northwest Geophysics

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    Song of fire and ice: Watch what happens when lava meets ice
    Smithsonian magazine
    There are more than 200 volcanoes currently covered by ice and snow, but researchers point out that observing eruptions of snow-covered volcanoes is difficult due to the typical remoteness of the sites.

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    Why such hysteria over fracking?
    Los Angeles Times
    Is hydraulic fracturing — used for more than 60 years to produce oil and natural gas — safe? The "safe fracking" question has been asked and answered many times over by government regulators, scientists and other technical experts, and they have concluded that hydraulic fracturing is a fundamentally safe technology.

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    New look at what lies beneath Hawaii
    With direct access to the mantle still the stuff of science fiction, scientists have argued for decades about the shape and size of Hawaii's hotspot. Is it shallow, or does it rise from deep in the Earth?

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    Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkits available for order
    The American Geosciences Institute is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkit. The Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Mapping Our World."
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    Soil Mechanics for Geoprofessionals

    Soil Mechanics for Geoprofessionals is a new distance class from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Contact for more details.
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    Research: New evidence for warm-blooded dinosaurs
    University of Adelaide research has shown new evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals, not cold-blooded like reptiles as commonly believed. Professor Roger Seymour of the university's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, argues that cold-blooded dinosaurs would not have had the required muscular power to prey on other animals and dominate over mammals as they did throughout the Mesozoic period.
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    Geosciences Bulletin Board

    Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford
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    Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Song of fire and ice: Watch what happens when lava meets ice (Smithsonian magazine)
    World's clearest lake yields stunning photos (LiveScience)
    AEG: Meet Paul Santi (AEG)
    Viral photo: What really happens when lightning strikes sand? (Scientific American)

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    New technology can remotely analyze an ecosystem's species by its sound
    Smithsonian magazine
    A network of widely distributed microphones and web-based audio recognition software, which a group of scientists call ARBIMON (Automated Remote Biodiversity Monitoring Network), could someday make it possible for us to eventually have real-time estimates on critical animal population levels in spots all over the world.
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