CalGeo Short Course on Slope/W Software

On May 22nd, CalGeo will be hosting a half day short course in Southern California (at the Embassy Suites in Glendale/Los Angeles) on Slope/W Software. A Northern California session will be offered on May 23rd at the Hyatt House in Pleasanton by the BART station.

Chris Kelln, from Geoslope International, will give a hands-on demonstration of the software.

This course will cover the new 2019 version, and will be great for beginners, new staff, as well as those already familiar with the program.

Each attendee will be provided with a 30-day license for the program so they can load the software and work through it during the course.


Wednesday May 22nd in Glendale or May 23rd in Pleasanton

7:00am – Hot breakfast & registration

7:30am – Course

12pm – conclusion (will most likely include lunch for attendees!)

Cost: $150 CalGeo Members, $225 Non-members. Parking will be covered by CalGeo.

Geoslope often runs 2 and 3-day software courses that cost over $1,000.This is a short and sweet course just on Slope/W and for a fraction of the cost!

Register Here (SoCal)>>

Register Here (NorCal)>>

Sacramento AEG Student Night!

Good Morning Sacramento AEG,

Please join us on Tuesday, April 23 at the Old Spaghetti Factory (1910 J Street, Sacramento) for our Annual Student Night! We will not have a speaker this month. Instead, we will be hosting a student poster session!


  • $10 to attend and connect with geology industry professionals
  • Be one of the first 8 students to sign-up to present a poster and receive $50
  • Be voted best poster and receive $100
  • Win raffle prizes just for talking to professionals
  • Apply for the H. Ray Taber Scholarship by April 12th at 5:00 pm (visit our website’s Student section for scholarship information and application)


  • Come meet the up and coming geology professionals
  • Be amazed and enlightened by student poster presentations
  • Donate raffle prizes to support the event
  • Win raffle prizes just for talking to students

We are also seeking meeting sponsors! Sponsorship will only cost $50 at this meeting. Your company’s logo will be displayed on a slide show throughout the meeting. Please contact Holly Nichols if you are interested or would like additional information. Professionals are also encouraged to donate raffle prizes to support the event.

You can RSVP HERE or email Chase White at   

Don’t forget to sign up for our blog and pay your 2019 dues!

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 ( 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


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 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:


Old Spaghetti Factory

1910 J Street, Sacramento CA


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:


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:

Information page:


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



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