Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Geologist 3 -
Geological Survey Ohio
The Ohio Geological Survey seeks applications for the position of Geologist 3 for the Geologic Mapping & Industrial Minerals Group. The successful candidate will be a versatile and highly motivated geoscientist with a thorough understanding of geologic mapping, bedrock geology and stratigraphy, and glacial geology and geomorphology. Background knowledge in areas such as geophysical exploration, interpretation of logs, familiarity with coring, sampling, and drilling, geologic modeling, and GIS, particularly any 3-D or geostatistical analysis is a major plus. A Master’s degree is preferred although a Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered. The complete job posting will be available on the ODNR website beginning August 23rd. (www.ohiodnr.com); applications will be accepted thru September 3, 2010. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. For more information concerning application procedures, please contact Rene Norris at 614-265-6406. For more information about position duties and qualifications, please contact Mike Angle at 614-265-6602.
The Ohio Geological Survey (OGS) is a Division within the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, with offices located at
Excellent written and oral communications skills, publications record, and demonstrable mapping and/or GIS experience is preferred.
Computer Skills: Integrated geologic mapping and analysis software (e.g. GeoGraphix), GIS - ESRI Arc/Info including Geostatistical Analyst, Microsoft Office, Fluid flow modeling (e.g. Mod Flow).
In order to be eligible to accept a permanent part-time or full-time job with the state of
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Association of Environmental and
Engineering Geologists – Arizona Section
Thursday July 8, 2010
El Parador in Tucson
6:00 PM Mingling and Drinks
Sponsor: Golder Associates
7 PM Dinner and Presentation
Dr. Lee Allison
Director of AZGS and State Geologist
A Digital Revolution in the Geosciences
Cost: $25 AEG Member & Non-Member
Location: El Parador
2744 E. Broadway
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I apologize that it’s been so quite around here – it’s a combination of me being pretty busy and not so much to report. I’m off to AEG mid-year Board of Directors Meeting in St. Louis this weekend and am looking forward to it. So, here is a bit of summary of some interesting things going on.
- The April Arizona Section newsletter is available. Please give it a read – included are upcoming meeting date and other interesting information. The next meeting is on WEDNESDAY, May 26th at El Peñasco. The speaker is AEG President Duane Krueger and the topic is “Environmental Consulting: Where We’re At and Where We’re Going”. Please join us.
- As usual, the Arizona Geology Blog is full of interesting and useful information. A few highlights:
-USGS wants to stop calling them “100-year floods”
-Lots of information on the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano (Iceland) eruption
-AZGS is Hiring!
-Underground Gas Storage Project in Eloy
- The Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) and the AHS Foundation will award three $2,000.00 student Scholarships in 2010. The purpose of this award is to encourage full-time students of hydrology, hydrogeology, or any other water-resource-related fields at any Arizona university or college to excel in their area of study. Any junior, senior or graduate student who fits this description can apply. The Scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 28, 2010!
Monday, March 15, 2010
I haven’t checked how other agencies fair in this proposed budget, but my guess is that agencies like ADEQ, AZGS, ADOT, State Lands, and others are hurt equally as bad.
I always find it ironic that legislators that speak of how important jobs are to the residents of Arizona cut so many of the jobs they actually have direct control over.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
The AZGS has just released the newest version of the Earth Fissure Viewer: http://www.blogger.com/www.azgs.az.gov/efv.shtml. It is much improved and incorporates a Google maps environment, complete with search engine. (http://www.blogger.com/www.azgs.az.gov/efv)
Earth Fissure Viewer http://www.azgs.az.gov/efv provides an interactive and searchable map that displays over 330 miles of earth fissures in Cochise, Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties.
Principal Features of the Earth Fissure Viewer
- A Google Maps environment:
> choice of street map or terrain background.
> maximum zoom scale 1:18,000 (1 inch = 1,500 feet).
> rapid address search via Google search engine.
- Shows earth fissure study areas (e.g., Scottsdale, Luke)
- Color-coded earth fissure key
- Fissure study area maps available for download (*.pdf)
Attached you will find two documents that were developed for this year’s auction. One is a Donation Form and the other is the Silent Auction Newsletter. Please review and if you have questions concerning either document, please contact Donna Schmitz, AEG Foundation – Silent Auction-Chair at email@example.com.
On behalf of the Foundation, thank you for your continued support!
Greetings AEG Members and Supporters,
As part of our attempt to outreach to ASU students and faculty, AEG has been working closely with ASU’s GeoClub, a student organization within the School of Earth and Space Exploration. GeoClub will be hosting a Student/Professional Meet and Greet evening on Tuesday March 9th at 5:30 pm. The purpose of the meet and greet event is to provide an informal setting where students can meet with professionals and ask questions related to work in engineering, geology and geology related fields and how they can tailor their course choices and other trainings to prepare for work in the engineering and geologic consulting industry. It is anticipated that refreshments and networking will be the order of business from 5:30 to 6:00 pm with student/professional interaction following.
GeoClub has solicited the support of AEG’s professional membership by attending the event and meeting with students to answering their questions.
If you are a practicing professional, please consider supporting this event by attending and meeting informally with students to answer their questions. Official announcement of this event is expected from ASU’s GeoClub soon and will be forwarded to you upon receipt.
If you are interested, please contact me at the e-mail address provided below.
Gregg Mitchell, R.G.
Student Liaison, Arizona Section, AEG
PS Please also start thinking about supporting the upcoming Fifth Annual AEG/AHS Student Night event. This year’s event will be held at ASU’s Tempe campus on Tuesday, April 6th. The event is being promoted by the ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment’s Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering program, the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and GeoClub. Formal announcements are being formalized and will be forthcoming.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
- Candidate would eliminate the AZGS and borrow on Rosemount Copper Mine revenue projections. Gubernatorial candidate John Munger released his budget plan for the state this past week which proposes elimination of the Arizona Geological Survey along with many other agencies as a cost savings measure.*
- 2012 CAP water shortage likely http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/324822
- Amid state's push for solar power, water-supply worries arise http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2010/01/17/20100117water-solar0117.html
- BLM Arizona official to head Colorado BLM office http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2010/01/18/daily23.html. Helen Hankins, the Associate State Director of the BLM's Arizona office, is becoming state director of the Colorado BLM office on Feb. 1. She is a geologist.
*Arizona AEG cannot and does not endorse or denounce indivual candidates one way or another.
Monday, January 25, 2010
For All Arizona Students and Professionals in Groundwater,
Environmental, & Engineering Geology,
Geotechnical Engineering and Geological Engineering Fields
Hosted By: AEG and AHS
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Schedule of Events:
5:30 – 7:00 Career Fair and Mingling
7:00 – 7:45 Dinner
7:45 – 8:45 Student Presentations
8:45 – 9:00 Award Presentations
Arizona State University, Tempe
Student Memorial Union
Cochise and Mohave Meeting Rooms
Hosted By: Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
Arizona Hydrological Society
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Modern Subsidence, Sea-Level Rise, and
the Future of the Gulf Coast
May 13-15, 2010
Galveston Island, Texas
Call for Abstracts
Shlemon Specialty Conferences are sponsored by the AEG Foundation and the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, and are supported, in part, by funds provided by Roy J. Shlemon, a Trustee of the AEG Foundation, an Honorary Member of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. The conferences provide for an intensive 3-day forum of technical discussions among researchers and practitioners, and focus on topics beneficial to society and directly related to application of the engineering and environmental geosciences. The conferences are intended to promote and disseminate practice and research results, and to foster improvement and understanding of applied geology.
The sixth Shlemon Specialty Conference, Modern Subsidence, Sea-Level Rise, and the Future of the GulfCoast, will include keynote oral presentations by invited experts, a field excursion, poster sessions, and ample time for informal interaction. The field trip held in conjunction with the conference will include various stops around Galveston and the Bay Area to observe evidence of faulting and related subsidence effects on various engineered structures.
The technical focus of the conference concerns:
- Subsidence measurements
- Processes causing subsidence
- Quaternary geology of the GulfCoast
- Engineering geology, coastal flooding, and protection
- Space-based geodesy and subsidence of New Orleans
- Northern hemisphere glaciations and crustal physics, subsidence modeling
- In-SAR and oil field subsidence
- Groundwater subsidence of the GulfCoast
Abstracts for poster sessions should be no more than 350 words and include the title of the abstract, author(s) full name, affiliation, affiliation address, and email address and sent to Julie Keaton, Conference Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstracts may be selected for oral presen-tation.
If you have any questions, please contact either Cynthia Palomares, General Chair (email@example.com) or Roy Dokka, Technical Program Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SB1126 - Declares that nuclear fuel produced entirely within the state boundaries are not subject to federal interstate commerce laws
HB2290 - Amendment to allow used tires as filler material for abandoned mines through 12/31/2015, with a cover of at least 10 ft of earthen materials.
HB2180 - Amendment to exempt Class II injection wells used in natural gas storage projects from aquifer protection permit requirement
Friday, January 15, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Our speaker is Mr. Tim Casten, the Director of Underground Planning with Freeport-McMoRan. Mr. Casten will be presenting on Underground Mining at PT Freeport Indonesia's Grasberg District.
Thank you to meeting sponsor Karen Schwab, R.G. of Kimberlite Water Quality Permitting and Compliance Service LLC.
Please RSVP to Bonnie Whitley at email@example.com by noon on Monday January 18th.
Please note that as this is a joint meeting with SME, the cost will be $25 for members and non-members. Thank you and hope to see you there!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
A New World in Geophysics
About the Course
Sponsored by the North Central Section of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, the short course is designed for practicing Civil Engineers, Geologists, Engineering Geologists, Archaeologists, Law Enforcement Investigators,Consultants, Owners, Managers and others responsible for development orevaluation of site characterization studies that might benefit from the applicationof modern geophysical methods. Many of us were exposed to geophysics during our undergraduate or graduate studies, which may have been completed may years ago now. There has been much progress in geophysics since your undergraduate studies. This course will bring you up-to-date with the latest developments in geophysical methods for land, water, and subsurface characterization. In addition to providing the student with the working knowledge of each of the available geophysical tools, pitfalls in subcontracting geophysical services will be presented. After you complete this course, you will be an informed consumer of geophysical services and be cable of scoping and applying the correct geophysical methods to solve your particular problem. Course participants will earn 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit.
Please click here for more information.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Well I hope that everyone had a nice holiday break, but now it’s back to business. I plan to write up a newsletter soon, but don’t hold your breath. But I do have the meeting schedule for the next few months and a few updates from the Arizona Geology blog.
The next meeting is on January 21st. It’s a joint meeting with SME – more info to come. The topic is “Underground Mining at PT Freeport Indonesia's Grasberg District" by Tim Casten and the location will be at the Lexington Central Hotel (formerly Best Western), 1100 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona.
Other scheduled meetings:
March 4th – Paul Marinos, 2010 Jahn’s Lecturer
April 6th – Student Night at ASU
Times, locations, and other info to come later.
On the geological front:
- New earth fissure maps – 1:24k earth fissure maps for Dragoon Rd, Cochise Cty and Greene Wash, Pinal Cty - SW of Arizona City. The pdfs of maps and news release are located at www.azgs.az.gov/efmaps.shtml. And an interesting blog post on some of the implications of the fissures at Dragoon Road.
- And finally – geologists love beer.