“Geologists’ Day” – September 20

First US national “Geologists’ Day” to be recognized September 20 - Do something extra!

The first-ever “Geologists’ Day” will be recognized on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  Sponsored by the AEG Advocacy Committee, this is a call for all professional, aspiring, and retired geoscience professionals to reach out for our profession.  This is a day to do something extra to raise awareness of the value of geoscience in public safety and policy-making.

Write a letter to your local newspaper about an issue that affects your area.  Give a talk to a local group – Rotary Clubs, scout groups, and various speaker programs are always looking for speakers.  Send a polite, thoughtful, clear, and brief email to one of your elected officials to consider geoscience in an upcoming vote or position statement they face – and offer to personally clarify the issue.  Offer an unbiased editorial to your local newspaper or television station on a geoscience issue that affects us all.  Post a Facebook message or send a tweet about a geoscience issue you care about.  Suggest a topic for a feature article for your newspaper or local television station.

You definitely don’t need to be a subject-matter expert to be an advocate for geoscience.  Anyone having general competence in geoscience, enthusiasm for its relevance to society, and a real interest in sharing its value to the community at large can do this.  These are just a few ways to recognize “Geologists’ Day” on September 20.  Think about it, and you can probably think of many more.

The simple recognition of “Geologists’ Day” will not change a building code, or enlighten an elected official, or inspire a young student.  But a real geologist, who is willing to do something extra just might.  This year, make it on “Geologist’s Day” – September 20!

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FIELD TRIP – Ring Mountain, July 14

Join us for a Field Trip!

 AEG 2017/2018 Jahns Lecturer John Wakabayashi presenting:

“The Rock Record of Subduction Interface Processes and the Formation of Mélanges “

on Saturday, July 14th

Rendez-vous at: 
Ring Mountain
End of Taylor rd. (near 208 Taylor rd.)
Tiburon, CA 94920

10-10:30 AM: Meet at Taylor Road
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Tour of Ring Mountain
2:00 PM: Debriefing at Marin Brewing Company (1809 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, CA 94939)

Distance: approx. 3 miles
Elevation gain: up to 715ft
Difficulty Rating: Moderate

Parking is limited, please try to carpool and please drive responsibly
Refreshments NOT provided, please bring your own
No near-by convenience shops or planned stops
Please wear appropriate hiking attire
Please bring your own water, essentials, water, sunscreen… and water.



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July 2018 Meeting: Spillway Assessment with UAS

Register today to attend our July 2018 Meeting!

“Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Spillway Assessment and Terrain Modeling”

Joshua Wagner
Manager of UAS and Remote Sensing Services
Cal Engineering & Geology

Date and Time:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
6pm: Social Hour and Sign-In
7pm: Dinner
7:45pm: Presentation

Howden (Spice Monkey) Restaurant
1628 Webster Street

Cost:  $45 for AEG members and members’ guests, $50 for non-members, $20 for AEG student members

AEG Student Membership is FREE (apply for FREE student membership)!

Reservations: To RSVP, please register online by noon, Monday, July 9, 2018.

July 2018 Meeting Announcement

Registration tutorial

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Upcoming Events!

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

July 10, 2018: Josh Wagner, CE&G -  Utilization of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Spillway Assessment and Terrain Modeling
July 14, 2018: FIELD TRIP -  Ring Mountain Melanges with John Wakabayashi
August 14, 2018: (TENTATIVE) Open Forum 5 minute “Pop-Up” talks.
September 15-23, 2018: XIII IAEG GEOCONGRESS & AEG National Meeting -  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco CA.

We’re looking for Speakers for October 2018 and beyond! Email chair@aegsf.org if you’re interested.

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IAEG / AEG 2018 Congress Info


IAEG 2018


May 30, 2018 at 1pm Pacific- Next Monthly Planning Committee call, email sarah@georx.net if you would like to attend.

Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 meeting! Register early, as your Full Registration includes your choice of one of 20 tours on Wednesday of the meeting.  Many tours have limited space available.  Tours include the Geology of Alcatraz, West Napa Fault, Calaveras Damsite, Black Diamond Mines & Keller Canyon Landfill, Syar Lake Herman Quarry, San Francisco Waterfront Geological Walking Tours, and many more! Visit the meeting website to register & book your hotel room: aegannualmeeting.org

Abstracts - Oral presentation & poster abstract acceptance will occur by May 6 for IAEG / AEG 2018 Congress in San Francisco.

Event website: aegannualmeeting.org


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Job Announcements

Announcement: ODOT18-2484oc
Geo Tech Expert/Hazmat – Professional Geologist 2
Salary: $72,096.00-$106,536.00 annually with relocation assistance
Bend, Oregon


Engineering Geologist
Experience: 6-10 years

Announcement: 28941 (San Francisco)


Announcement: 29681 (Irvine)


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June 2018 Meeting Announcement: Montecito Mudslides

Register today to attend our June 2018 joint AEG and CalGeo meeting

Chris Doolittle PG CEG
County of Santa Barbara Public Works


“Montecito Mudslides: restoration of infrastructure, mapping and the logistics of mudslide response”

Date and Time:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6pm: Social Hour and Sign-In
6:30pm: Dinner
7:15pm: Presentation

Agrodolce Restaurant
1730 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Cost:  $45 for AEG/CalGeo members and members’ guests, $60 for non-members, $20 for students.

Registration: Please register online through CalGeo or through AEG by noon, Monday, June 11, 2018, Spaces are limited!


June 2018 Meeting Announcement

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May 2018 Meeting: AEG President Greg Hempen

Register today to attend our May 2018 Meeting!

“KABOOM! (or whoosh?) - Mitigating Blasting Impacts without Diminishing Effectiveness ”

Greg Hempen, PhD, PE, RG
President, AEG National
Consulting Geophysicist at EcoBlast, LC

Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6pm: Social Hour and Sign-In
7pm: Dinner
7:45pm: Presentation

Howden (Spice Monkey) Restaurant
1628 Webster Street

Cost:  $45 for AEG members and members’ guests, $50 for non-members, $20 for AEG student members

AEG Student Membership is FREE (apply for FREE student membership)!

Reservations: To RSVP, please register online by noon, Monday, May 7, 2018.

May 2018 Meeting Announcement

Registration tutorial

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Coastal Commission Looking for Engineering Geologist

Job Announcement for an Engineering Geologist with the Coastal Commission

The California Coastal Commission (Commission) is offering an exciting opportunity for an individual knowledgeable in engineering geology and interested in applying science to public policy decisions. The Commission is a small State agency that is charged with protecting coastal resources and managing coastal development in California. The mission of the Commission is to implement the Coastal Act and to provide for the balanced use of the coastal zone and to protect, restore, and enhance coastal and marine resources for the continuing benefit of current and future generations.


Please review the job announcement for details:  https://documents.coastal.ca.gov/assets/jobs/eng%20geologist%20or%20senior%20eng%20geologist__3_18.pdf    For further information about this position, contact Susan Hansch, Chief Deputy Director, at (415) 904-5244 or Susan.Hansch@coastal.ca.gov.

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Weiss Associates Looking for Geologist/Hydrogeologist

Staff to Senior Staff Geologist/Hydrogeologist/Scientist- Emeryville


We are seeking a geologist, hydrogeologist, or scientist with 2 to 6 years of work experience to join our team. This position provides project support on diverse environmental projects, including site investigation, hazardous waste remediation, surface water quality, and environmental compliance, and includes field work. The position level – Staff or Senior Staff — depends on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


  • Plan, coordinate, and write reports that document field data, including developing figures and tables, analyzing data, and presenting conclusions.
  • Review field data and notes, perform quality control procedures for field work, and interpret results to ensure regulatory/permit compliance and evaluate progress.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and direct field activities for other technical staff.
  • Analyze and synthesize lithologic, hydrologic and geochemical data; review regulatory requirements and best management practices for environmental compliance; and assist with the design and implementation of environmental remedies for site cleanup and surface water projects
  • Provide project support and other related work, as required.


  • BS in civil or environmental engineering, geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, hydrology, soil science or similar technical field; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Must be willing and able to wear a respirator, as required, and perform field work in all weather conditions
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 Suite; CAD, and ArcView GIS knowledge is beneficial.
  • The successful candidate must present a DMV record upon hire and their driving record must be acceptable under Weiss Associates’ insurance carrier’s requirements.

This position is based in our Emeryville office and requires travel to Northern California project sites. Some work can also be performed from our Mountain View office.

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to jobs@weiss.com, referencing Job#SSG030918WA in the subject line

.For more information, please see: http://weiss.com/careers/Careers_WhyWorkForWeiss.asp

Weiss Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will assess applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, national origin, disability or genetic information, or veteran or military status.

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April 2018 Meeting: STUDENT NIGHT

Join us for our April 2018 Meeting: Student Night Presentations & Posters!


Natasha Budimirovic, SJSU, “Displacement History of the Pasayten Fault Zone, Northeastern Cascades, Washington and British Columbia”

Colin Phillips, SJSU, “Structure and Lithologies of Deep Levels within the North Cascades Continental Magmatic Arc”

Amr Ewais, UC Berkeley, ”Service life of HDPE liner under simulated landfill conditions”

Posters by:
Poster session open to any participants (RSVP to chair@aegsf.org)

on Tuesday, April 10th 6-9PM

Howden/Spice Monkey Restaurant
1628 Webster Street

Tickets are $45 for members$50 for non-members, and $20 for students.

Spaces are limited, REGISTER NOW!
Download a Meeting Announcement!

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March 2018 Meeting: Wine Sampling with Scott Burns

AEG welcomes:

Professor Scott Burns
Professor Emeritus, Portland State University
President, IAEG


“The Dynamic Terroir of the Willamette Valley: The Relationship Between Geology, Soil, Climate and Wine.”
Including a special wine sampling! 

on MONDAY, March 12th 6PM-9PM
(please note the date change)

Meeting at:
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA

Tickets are $50 for all members (regardless of membership affiliation), $60 for non-members, and $20 for students.

Spaces are limited, REGISTER NOW!
Download a Meeting Announcement!

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