It is with a sad heart that AEG announces the passing in early July of one of our strongest supporters and AEG Association Past President, Dr. John W. Williams.
Dr. Williams was an active AEG member of the San Francisco Section/Chapter, professor of engineering geology and Department Chair at San Jose State University (1976 – 2010), and former AEG National President (1988). Dr. Williams also served as the Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) President and a founding Officer and President of the Engineering Geology Foundation (1996), now the AEG Foundation.
Additional information on Dr. Williams will be shared during our Annual Meeting in San Antonio and future issues of the AEG News and EEG Journal.
Memorial Donation for John Williams
To honor John Williams’ service to our profession, AEG, and the AEG Foundation, John’s wife has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the AEG Foundation. The intent of the donations would be to fund existing scholarships for geology students.
You can use this link https://www.aegfoundation.org/donate/index.php to donate on the AEG’s Foundation page. Go to the Greatest Need/Memorial Fund line, enter the “Gift Amount.” Check the “anonymous” box if you wish to be anonymous to the public. At the “frequency” box select your desired frequency. In the “Made in Memory/Honor of” box, enter John Williams. Then, provide your payment information.
New Technologies for Geotechnical Infrastructure Sensing and Monitoring presented by the UC Berkeley Faculty of the Geosystems Group
The course will provide a review of some of the latest technologies that are about to, or are already impacting the way we design, maintain, or operate geo-infrastructure and the way we manage risk. Technologies to be discussed are sensor-equipped Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or drones), 3D model creation using optical (Structure-from-Motion) and LiDAR, infrared sensing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), wireless sensing fundamentals, ShapeArray Accelerometers and distributed sensing using fiber optics.
The instructors (pictured below) have significant expertise in the technologies presented and will outline the principles of operation and the advantages and disadvantages, as well as share examples of projects where these technologies have been successfully implemented.
Due to COVID, the course will be offered online, but is accommodating participants in all time zones by making the recorded lectures available online for two weeks following the completion of the course, as well as arranging “office hours” even a week after the “live” short course.