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Wednesday, Aug. 2, is the final day to submit your vote for regional director for Regions 1, 6, 7 and 10. The new regional directors will have responsibilities to represent the region and its chapters at the Board of Directors meetings, to stay abreast of happenings within the region, to provide support to the chapters within the region and to report on regional issues. Once the regional directors are in place, they will work with the chapter chairs regarding member suggestions, ideas or concerns. Additionally, members may choose to communicate directly with your regional director.
Ballots were sent out via email and mail on June 23. If you received an email to vote online due to your communication preferences and you prefer to vote via paper ballot — or vice-versa — please let us know, and we will provide a ballot to you for your specific region. Whether by electronic or paper ballot, only one vote will count.
You may send your completed paper ballots to:
All completed ballots must be submitted no later than the close of business on Wednesday, Aug. 2. Results of the voting will be announced by Thursday, Aug. 10.
It is a busy time for AEG! Please keep in mind the following dates to ensure that you are on track with all of the upcoming AEG deadlines and events.
||Final day to register for the 2017 AEG Annual Meeting at the early registration prices. Register today!
||Last day to submit your regional director ballots (Regions 1, 6, 7, and 10)
||Last day to submit chapter annual reports
||Last day to submit your 2017 AEG officers ballot
||AEG's 60th Annual Meeting, The Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs
||Last day to submit final papers for 2018 AEG/IAEG Congress
We look forward to see everyone in Colorado Springs!
Missouri S&T’s online Master of Engineering in Geotechnics is interdisciplinary and combines the fields of soil and rock mechanics with engineering. Classes start August 21. MORE
The AEG 2017 Annual Meeting Technical Program Committee has prepared an outstanding program for this year's Annual Meeting! Shown below is an overview of the schedule. The complete schedule with authors, titles and full abstracts are listed on the website.
Opening Session: Wednesday, Sept. 13
- Opening Session Welcome (Dale Andrews, Julia Frazier and David Bieber)
- AEG Foundation Awards (Briget Doyle)
- Keynote Speaker: Thomas Waldron - Linear Construction Projects – Transco Natural Gas Pipelines
- Keynote Speaker: John Hunyadi, Colorado Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Resources Dam Safety Branch
- Keynote Speaker: Ethan Greene with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources Avalanche Hazards Program
- Outstanding Environmental & Engineering Geologic Project Award
- 2016-2017 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology Award: Scott Anderson
- Introduction of the 2017-2018 Jahns Lecturer
- TS #1: Resolving Complex Geologic Issues ... Using Geophysics - Symposium
- TS #2: Subsidence and Soil Behavior Hazards
- TS #3: Stream and Surface Water Management
- TS #4: Landslide, Rockfall and Debris Flow Analysis and Remediation Part 1
- TS #5: Environmental Characterization and Remediation
- TS #6: Advocating for Geoscience: Ideas, Resources, and Examples
Thursday, Sept. 14
- TS #7: The Impact of Geology on Flood Control and Water Storage Dams and Levees Part 1 - Symposium
- TS #8: Landslide, Rockfall and Debris Flow Analysis and Remediation Part 2
- TS #9: Emerging Contaminants Part 1 - Symposium
- TS #10: Transportation and Infrastructure Projects
- TS #11: The Impact of Geology on Flood Control and Water Storage Dams and Levees Part 2 - Symposium
- TS #12: Materials Characterization and Ground Improvement
- TS #13: The Impact of Geology on Government Projects and Assets - Symposium
- TS #14: Sliding the Scale: Improving Communications and Public Policy for Landslide Hazards - Symposium
- TS #15: Geophysics and Remote Sensing
- TS #16: Hazard Characterization and Management
- TS #17: Emerging Contaminants Part 2 - Symposium
Friday, Sept. 15
- TS #18: Landslide Hazards of Colorado Springs: What the General Public Needs to Know
- TS #19: Remote Sensing and GIS for Geohazards Assessment and Environmental Studies - Symposium
- TS #20: The Impact of Geology on Flood Control and Water Storage Dams and Levees Part 3 - Symposium
- TS #21: Reclamation of Industrial Mineral Extraction Sites
- TS #22: InSAR Applications for Geology and Geological Engineering - Symposium
- TS #23: Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics
- TS #24: Geology and Industrial Minerals
- TS #25: Hydrogeology
- TS #26: Environmental Geology
For Annual Meeting details, complete schedule with authors and titles, and full abstracts visit www.aegannualmeeting.org. Register now!
The following is from Jane Gill-Shaler, fundraising chair of the AEG Foundation:
Sign in to our Facebook page, and like us. Send us a comment about what you would like to see on our Facebook page, and we will put your name on a ticket and have a drawing just before the opening of the Annual Meeting. You could win a full day at our golf fundraiser. This is worth $150, so it is worth your time! You must be at the Annual Meeting on Sept. 10 to win. The winner will be announced at the hotel and on our Facebook page.
The fundraiser includes a full day of golf in one of the most beautiful areas in the Colorado mountains — and a golf course with outstanding design, spectacular views and a friendly staff. Golf clubs and other items will be available. I have signed up for a team of four, "The Quilt Team" (of course). If you are ambitious, you can call three of your nearest and dearest friends and/or colleagues, and register for your own team. Interesting names of your team are welcome. There will be prizes for the section/chapter with the most registrants. This is a ONE-DAY EVENT. Be there or be square on Sept. 11 at 7:30 at the registration table.
For everyone, there will be refreshments, lunch and a no-host bar, and for SPONSORS, there will be opportunities for a booth, to give a talk to potential clients or to hand out your literature. Check out AEGFoundation.org/golf for SPONSOR opportunities. They are found in the REGISTRATION tab at the bottom of the page.
This is going to be a fun event. We have already signed up players and have several sponsors, too. For golf event-related questions, please email the organizer, Bill Flanigan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs! THANK YOU!
Jane Gill-Shaler, Fundraising Chair
Director, AEG Foundation
A new lead and zinc mine in northwestern Cuba is on track to start production in October as part of the Caribbean island's attempt to breathe fresh life in its mining sector, the joint venture Emincar overseeing the project said this week. While nickel exports are already one of Communist-run Cuba's main foreign currency earners, the cash-strapped country has untapped potential in other mineral deposits, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Peer-to-peer finance platform Abundance Investment launched the United Downs Geothermal bond on July 22 in an attempt to raise 5 million pounds to help construct the U.K.'s first commercial geothermal plant near Redruth in Cornwall. As of July 24, Abundance has confirmed that the bond has raised more than 1.6 million pounds.
It's Zootopia time in the oil market. The bears are in charge and the bulls are being menaced by, of all things, a stray kitten (see this). Now they've got another problem: A flock of DUCs lurking in the shadows. In the oil and gas industry, "DUCs" is shorthand for drilled but uncompleted wells, where a hole has been punched into shale rock but the operator hasn't yet fracked it in order to start production.
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