AEG/EERI/ASCE-GI 2019 GeoSymposium Initial Announcement & Call for Abstracts

We are excited to formally announce the upcoming 2019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo on March 29 and 30, 2019! The theme for this conference is “A Geo-Resilient Sacramento” with a focus on Engineering Geology, Seismology, and Geotechnical Engineering.  This conference will be held in Sacramento, California at the Lions Gate Hotel in McClellan Park.  Activities will include:
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Field Expo to include vendor demonstrations and discussions with the experts.
  • Career Fair and Networking Event
  • Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations on Engineering Geology, Seismology, and Geotechnical Engineering
  • And more!

This is also our first call for abstracts for oral presentations and poster sessions. Plenty of opportunities are also available for vendors and sponsors.

Please visit the event page on this blog for additional information! Read more

Geology Education Rulemaking Notice

On November 30, 2018 the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (Board) published the Geology Education Rulemaking Notice. The Board proposes to adopt Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3022, 3022.1, 3022.2, and amend Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 3031.

Please visit the BPELSG webpage to view the Initial Statement of Reasons and the proposed text.   Comments from you are very important.  Comments regarding suggested changes as well as comments indicating areas of agreement are equally important to the process.  Instructions for providing comments are included with the public notice.

Annual AEG/GRA Holiday Mixer and Raffle Thursday, December 6!

Please join us for our Annual AEG/GRA Holiday Mixer and Raffle on Thursday, December 6th at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Sacramento! Raffle prizes are also welcome and encouraged! Please bring prizes that geology and engineer-types will love (rocks, minerals, books, beer, wine…). All proceeds will benefit geology students in the local area, so be generous and help support our next generation of geologists. Please RSVP with your meal selection by Monday, December 3!

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Passing of Eldridge Moores

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Distinguished Professor Emeritus and world-renowned geologist (among many other accolades) Eldridge Moores. Dr. Moores died unexpectedly Sunday, October 28 while on a geology field trip at the age of 80. A statement from U.C. Davis about Dr. Moores can be found here. Dr. Moores was a contributor and major part of the AEG Geology of the Cities of the World, Sacramento edition, and the updated volume will be dedicated to Dr. Moores in early 2019.

Help Engineering and Geology Students While Shopping on Amazon!

Did you know you can help provide scholarships, seminars, and research endeavors to geotechnical engineering professionals by shopping on Amazon?!! By shopping through Amazon Smile (Amazon’s charity), and selecting the Ray Taber Foundation (tax id: 46-3991969 or as your charity, a percentage of your purchases will go to the Foundation.  And from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2nd, Amazon will increase the percentage of the donation rate to 5% (ten times the usual amount!).