Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG) occupational analysis survey

On March 4, 2019, the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (the Board) initiated the occupational analysis survey that will be used to update the content of the Certified Hydrogeologist (CHG) license examination.  The Board needs a minimum of 200 CHGs to complete the survey in order to have sufficient data to update the examination.  The survey will take approximately 45 minutes to complete and must be completed by April 30, 2019.

Please note that you may have participated in another recent occupational analysis survey that the Board conducted for the California Specific Examination (CSE) used for the Professional Geologist license, or the CEG occupational survey used to update the Certified Engineering Geologist license exam.  Each licensing examination administered by the Board requires its own occupational analysis.  For those of you who completed our previous surveys for the CSE or CEG, we thank you. 

For those persons who hold the Certified Hydrogeologist title authority license, we also request that you also take the time to complete this most recent occupational analysis survey for the CHG examination as soon as possible.  The link to complete the survey is posted to the home page of our website (www.bpelsg.ca.gov) under “New and Important Updates” with the date of March 4, 2019.

AEG February Meeting: 2018 Debris Flows, February 26 at Aviators

Please join us on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 for a talk by Jeremy Lancaster, CEG from the California Geological Survey! Mr. Lancaster will present a talk titled Post-Fire Debris Flows of 9 January 2018, Thomas Fire, Southern California: The California Geological Survey’s Efforts to Map Inundation, Depth, Velocity, Initiation Areas, Precipitation, and Damages and Costs

The talk will be on Tuesday, February 26 at Aviators Restaurant (6151 Freeport Blvd Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822 (Map) at 5:30PM.

Please see the event page for the meeting abstract and additional information:

Event Page & Registration

RSVP’s appreciated by the close of business on Monday, February 25. You can RSVP at using the link above or by emailing Chase White at chase.white@conservation.ca.gov.

 

AEG Student Night Meeting – Scholarships & Poster Sessions!

Sacramento AEG Student Night Meeting

The AEG Sacramento Chapter is hosting its annual Student Night meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd. The meeting is a great opportunity for geology students to meet/interact with professional geologists in the environmental & engineering geology fields. Student dinners are only $10!

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged to display posters highlighting your thesis research and/or classroom research for discussion/input in an informal setting. For students who are graduating soon, it is a great way to network with prospective employers. If you are planning on displaying a poster, please notify Matt Buche at mbuche@sageengineers.com. The first 8 students who sign up and display posters will be awarded $50. Attendees of the meeting will vote on the best poster, and the winner will receive an additional $100!

As part of the Student Night meeting, the Sacramento Chapter will announce the winners of two H. Ray Taber Founders Scholarship awards to promote the study of geology, environmental & engineering geology, and related earth science disciplines.

One $1,000 scholarship to junior or senior year undergraduate students
One $1,500 scholarship to graduate students pursuing a master’s degree with an environmental or engineering geology emphasis

Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of the following four-year universities:
CSU Chico          CSU Sacramento           UC Davis           Univ. of Pacific
CSU Fresno           CSU Stanislaus             UC Merced

Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate scholarship applicants must be in their junior or senior year and have a declared major in geology or a related earth science discipline.
  • Graduate scholarship applicants must be a first- or second-year graduate student pursuing a master’s degree with an environmental or engineering geology emphasis, such as hydrogeology, earthquake and geologic hazards, etc.
  • Scholarship applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and will be scored based on their grade point average within their study major.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Friday, April 12th. See the application materials for full eligibility requirements and instructions.

Meeting Details:

Where:

Old Spaghetti Factory

1910 J Street, Sacramento CA

Schedule:

5:30 – 7:00 pm Social Hour & Student Posters

7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner & Announcements

8:00 – 8:15 pm Scholarship Awards

8:15 – 8:30 pm Raffle

 

The application form and instructions are provided below:

H Ray Taber AEG Founders Scholarship Application (2019)

AEG Sacramento Chapter Scholarship Application Instructions (2019)

 

Meeting reservation details, scholarship applications, and additional scholarship materials are available at: http://www.aegsacto.org

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Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) Live Webinar Event!

The American Geosciences Institute and the American Institute of Professional Geologists will be hosting a webinar as part of the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) called “Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements and the ASBOG National Geology License Examinations.” The webinar will be on Wednesday, February 13th, at 1:00 PM EST. Laurie Racca, PG, Jack Warner, PhD, and Randy Kath, PhD will be speaking at the event.

This webinar will provide an overview of geology licensure qualification requirements in the United States. We will discuss the national licensing examinations for geologists prepared by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®) and learn how data from the ASBOG® Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination can be used as a curriculum assessment and curriculum modification tool.

 

Webinar title: Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements and the ASBOG National Geology License Examinations.

Date and Time: February 13th, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST

Cost: FREE

Duration: 1.5 hours

CEUs: 0.15 CEUs offered for purchase

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/goli-webinar-20190213-register

Information page: http://bit.ly/goli-webinar20190213-about

 

Please contact Heather Houlton at hrh@americangeosciences.org with questions about this webinar or any other GOLI offerings.

 

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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.  https://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/about_us/rulemaking.shtml   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.