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AEG: Meet Rick Kolb
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 — Rick Kolb.

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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.

AEG would like to thank all volunteers who help put each AEG Insider together. This week's brief compilation was completed by Stacy Peltier.

AEG Student Chapter Grants: Applications due Sept. 15
Don't miss a chance for your student chapter to apply for one of two competitive $250 grants to put toward chapter activities! Previous recipients were awarded the grant based on their balanced combination of applied environmental and engineering geology activities, advocacy and financial need. Every student chapter that hasn't won this grant in the previous round (Spring 2013) is eligible. Visit the Student Chapter Details page on the AEG website to download the grant application, or download here.
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Students: Are you graduating soon?
Students, don't forget to request your AEG "Graduation Gift." AEG's gift to you is one year of full membership for free. Receive full member benefits, such as access to the Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Journal and the AEG NEWS and, of course, continued networking opportunities with professionals as you stay involved with the Association. Send "Graduation Gift" requests to Serin Bussell.
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What are your 'Top 5?'
Have you seen the Student and Young Professional Support Committee's recent "Top 20 Things Your Advisor Didn't Tell You" list? If not, check it out here. We've been hard at work putting together our best advice from across the industry to help students and recent graduates prepare for the working world, and we're starting to compile a new list: "Top Field Gear Every Geologist Needs." We're dying to know about the gear you couldn't do without! Send your suggestion to Adair Gallisdorfer, SYPSC co-chair.

Additionally, we've recently put together the "Top 8 Reasons to Attend a Networking Event" and the "Top 5 Non-Geology Classes That Will Help Your Career." If you have an idea for another list, we'd love to hear it! Can't get enough of our "Top" lists? Keep checking the AEG Insider and AEG NEWS for our latest edition. To find all of the "Top" lists, visit the Student/Resources page on the AEG website.

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Update your section website
Section officers: have you updated your Section website lately? Is your latest meeting information up? Is your contact information up to date? Your Section website is a great resource for you to post information about upcoming meetings, Section newsletters, officer bios and more.

Your Section members will appreciate all of this information at their fingertips! For weekly, monthly or whenever your regular Section website updates are, please email us with changes. Keep your Section website content fresh, and keep people coming back!

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Help bring AEG benefits to students
While AEG boasts over 1,000 student members, only 29 student chapters currently exist to support our future professionals. To address this issue, the AEG Student & Young Professional Support Committee has begun a University Outreach program to promote AEG and establish new student chapters. Increasing the number of student chapters will help students benefit from increased exposure to professional development and networking opportunities, access to scholarships and notifications of AEG news, events and programs.
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'Grand Canyon' of Greenland discovered under ice sheet
The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Aug. 29 in the journal Science.

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Supervolcano's ash so hot it turned back into lava miles from eruption via NBC News
Ash from supervolcanoes dwarfing any volcanoes on Earth today could have been so hot that it turned back into lava once it hit the ground miles from an eruption, new research suggests.

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Tallest US mountain's surprising location explained
Reaching 20,320 feet above sea level in south-central Alaska, Mount McKinley is North America's tallest mountain and the third-tallest mountain in the world after Mount Everest in Nepal and Aconcagua in Argentina.

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Geoscience Policy Monthly Review: House Committee holds oversight hearing on hardrock mining
American Geosciences Institute
The House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a mining oversight hearing on June 13, according to the Geoscience Policy Monthly Review. The hearing focused on mining fees and royalties, the withdrawal of certain lands from new mining claims, and Good Samaritan legislation for the cleanup of abandoned mine lands.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    'Grand Canyon' of Greenland discovered under ice sheet (LiveScience)
New shocking footage of Japan's 2011 tsunami (Treehugger)
Video: Bayou Corne Sinkhole swallows trees in seconds (The Inquisitr)
The Colorado Plateau: A geological wonderland (LiveScience)
Utah State graduate student goes deep for geology research (Standard-Examiner)

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Video: Dash cam video Driver engulfed in Taiwan landslide
VideoBriefThe following is a dash-camera video of a driver engulfed in a landslide in Taiwan. The driver narrowly escapes major damage from a huge boulder.
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Time lapse of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge construction
Laughing Squid
VideoBriefEarthCam made this impressive time-lapse video of the construction of the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Photos by photographer Benjy Feen of the first vehicles to drive over the bridge's new span were previously posted.
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