Monthly Meetings & Calendar of Events

AEG June Meeting: Tuesday, June 23

Please join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 for our first ever AEG Sacto virtual monthly meeting! We will be hosting Augie Smarkel from Mid Pacific Engineering, who will be giving a presentation titled Slope Stability Case History Project in the AP Zone along the Hayward fault.

You can join the Zoom meeting by clicking HERE!



Augie Smarkel graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. and M.S in Engineering with emphases in Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering. After graduating he taught as adjunct faculty at California State University, Sacramento while working as a Research Engineer at the Office of Water Programs studying infiltration in bio-retention LID. He started at Mid Pacific Engineering, Inc. in 2013 where he now oversees their testing laboratory and works as technical support for their Geotechnical Engineering group.


Mid Pacific Engineering was contracted for a geotechnical report for a project located in the AP Zone on the Hayward fault in Hayward CA. This presentation will focus on the investigation and fault trenching as well as the slope stability analysis of the hillside and its response to strong ground motions using Slide form Rocscience.


  • Social Hour/Waiting Room Opens – 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Announcements & Introductions: 4:30-4:45 pm
  • Presentation: 4:45 – 5:45 pm
  • Q&A: 5:45 – 6:00 pm

Feel free to BYOB!


No Charge! Virtual Meeting

Please RSVP Here!

2020 Calendar of Events

January 21 AEG January Meeting

Speaker: Mitchell Swanson

Talk: Lower American and Sacramento Rivers Geomorphology Applications for Bank Erosion and Levee Stability and Ecosystem Restoration

Location: Aviators, Sacramento

Registration: HERE!
February 25 AEG February Meeting: Jahn’s Lecturer Series

Speaker: Scott Lidnvall

Talk: Characterizing Fault Displacement Hazards: Significant Progress and Significant Uncertainties

Location: Aviators, Sacramento

Registration: HERE!
February 28 Taber Ranch Foundation Drill Class

Annual Taber Ranch one day course for undergraduate students.
March 24 (POSTPONED)AEG March Meeting

Speaker: Jim Bailey

Talk: Migrating Mud Pot – Emergency Responses to Protect Critical Transportation Infrastructure (POSTPONED)
April 3
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Deadline

Deadline: Friday, April 12th
April 21 (CANCELLED)
Annual Student Night

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

Location: Old Spaghetti Factory, Sacramento
May 19 (POSTPONED)AEG May Meeting

Speaker: Alex Morelan

Talk: Ridgecrest Earthquakes

Location: Aviators, Sacramento
June 23AEG June Meeting

Speaker: Augie Smarkel

Talk: Slope Stability Case History Project in the AP Zone Along the Hayward Fault

Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting
JulyNo July Meeting
August 23August Meeting

Speaker: TBD

Talk: TBD

Location: TBD
September 24No September Meeting: Annual Meeting
October 25 AEG October Meeting

Speaker: TBD

Talk: TBD

Location: TBD
November 17Joint AEG/CalGeo Emerging Professionals November Meeting

Speaker: Ross Boulanger

Talk: Liquifaction

Location: TBD
December 14Annual Joint GRA/AEG Holiday Meeting

Speaker: TBD

Talk: TBD

Location: Aviators, Sacramento