Monthly Meetings & Calendar of Events

AEG December 2022 Meeting: Tuesday, December 13 – Aviators

We are excited to welcome Jeremy Zone, PE, GE from Geocon Consultants, Inc. for a holiday get together at Aviators on Tuesday, December 13 at 5:30PM! Jeremy will give a talk titled The Geotechnical Aspects of the new SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC). We hope to see you there for our last event of the year! We’ll see if we can come up with a raffle for the event (feel free to donate!). 

Registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Student price is only $10 but be one of the first 5 students to RSVP and use the code STUDENT to attend for free!

You can register for the meeting and find more information by clicking HERE.


Jeremy Zorne is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Vice President of Geocon Consultants, Inc. in Sacramento, California.  Jeremy is a Professional Civil and Geotechnical Engineer in California.  He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. Jeremy’s diverse project experience includes geotechnical engineering and foundation engineering for commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, adaptive re-use, and mid- to high-rise buildings; transportation infrastructure (roadways, bridges, and retaining structures); water/wastewater treatment and distribution facilities; educational facilities; and parks/recreation facilities. Jeremy serves on the Civil Engineering Program Industry Advisory Committee at Sacramento State, has served on the Boards of the Sacramento Section and Capital Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and was the founding Chair of the Sacramento Section Geo-Institute of ASCE. Contact Jeremy at:


The new SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) is a hub for science education, exploration, and promotion in the City of Sacramento. Located on the banks of the Sacramento River just north of the I Street Bridge, the museum facility is an adaptive reuse of an abandoned power station building.

Vacant for over half a century, the 30,000-square-foot former powerhouse building underwent a complete structural and historic rehabilitation. A new two-story, 22,000-square-foot addition is located on the east side and contains a lobby, classrooms, offices, and a cafe. A 120-seat planetarium – a zinc-clad hemispheric dome tops the new addition. MOSAC is designed to achieve a USGBC LEED Rating of Gold.

So what about the soil that lies beneath? What’s holding this building up? The project site presented many geotechnical challenges including soft, compressible soil; seismic-induced liquefaction susceptible soil, and dynamic instability/lateral spreading potential. Geocon performed an extensive geotechnical evaluation of the site that drew upon past geotechnical studies and incorporated additional geotechnical exploration, in-situ testing, and laboratory testing. Geocon collaborated with the project team to develop cost-effective seismic hazard mitigation and foundation solutions for the project. Jeremy Zorne, PE, GE, with Geocon was the project manager and geotechnical engineer for the project. Jeremy will provide an overview of the project and will describe the geotechnical challenges and solutions that helped make the project a success.

2022 Calendar of Events

January 19 AEG January Meeting (2021-2022 Jahns Distinguished Lecturer) w/ San Francisco Chapter

Speaker: Richard (Rick) M. Wooten, P.G.

Talk: Debris Flows, Big Slow Movers, and Rock Slides: Assembling the Geospatial Legacy of Landslides using Lidar, Drones, and Boots on the Ground

Location: Virtual

Registration: CLOSED
February 22 AEG February Meeting

Speaker: Dan Whisman, DWR CASP Program Manager; with contributions from Leroy Ellinghouse (DWR CASP Communications Manager) and Jeffrey Unruh (Lettis Consultants Intl., CASP Geologic Support)

Talk: DWR’s California Aqueduct Subsidence Program

Location: Zoom

Registration: CLOSED
March 30AEG March Event: Happy Hour at Jackrabbit Brewing, West Sacramento
April 20
Annual Student Night

Theme: Student poster presentations, student-professional interaction and networking, AEG presentation of scholarship recipients

Location: Drakes: The Barn

Registration: CLOSED
May 24AEG May Meeting

Speaker: Wendy Key, P.G. (Senior Geologist, Geosyntec)

Talk: Great Expectations (Improving Consultant-Client Relationships)

Location: Aviators

Registration: CLOSED
June 28AEG June Meeting

Speaker: AEG National President Maddie German

Talk: An Evening with the National AEG President

Location: Jackrabbit Brewing, West Sacramento

Registration: CLOSED
July 19AEG July Meeting

Speaker: Cindy Pridmore, PG (California Geological Survey)

Talk: The California Post Earthquake Clearinghouse – With Insights from the Ridgecrest Earthquakes Response

Location: Aviators

Registration: CLOSED
AugustNo August Meeting
September 13-17Annual Meeting Las Vegas
September 20AEG September Meeting

Speaker: Garry Maurath, Ph.D., PG, CHG (California Energy Commission)

Talk: Groundwater and Politics of the Bahamas Or: What do the pirate Captain Morgan and Carnival cruse lines have in common? 

Location: Aviators

Registration: CLOSED
October 18AEG October Meeting

Speaker: Vanessa Calder, Partner Engineering

Talk: Abandoned Mine Lands (AML): Features and Characteristics to Help Identify AML Sites from Desk and Field

Location: Aviators

Registration: CLOSED
November 15Joint AEG/CalGeo Webinar

Speaker: Chase White, PE, GE, PG, CEG (California Geological Survey)

Talk: Summary of 2022 CBC Provisions and Refresher on CGS Review Requirements for Schools and Hospitals

Location: Virtual

Registration: CLOSED
November 20*Field Trip*

Host: Dr. Brian Hausback, Sacramento State University

Topic: Geology of the Sutter Buttes

Location: Sutter Buttes

Registration: CLOSED
December 13AEG Holiday Meeting

Speaker: Jeremy Zone, PE, GE (Geocon Consultants, Inc.)

Talk: The Geotechnical Aspects of the new SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC)

Location: Aviators

Registration: HERE