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Choosing a Concentration While Pursuing a Civil Engineering Degree - Advice from the Ask Anthony Column

As with most STEM majors, students are faced with the quandary of which concentration they should choose. In the latest installment of the "Ask Anthony" series form the American Society of Civil Engineers, Anthony Fasano P.E. gives students advice on questions he receives most. Specifically, he looks at how choosing a specialization both at the bachelor's- and master's-level may affect their careers. 

ASLO endorses March for Science

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The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) have endorsed the April 22 March for Science. In their announcement, they affirm their status as a non-partisan organization, noting that "Standing up for science – as a process and an input to policy – should not be a partisan issue, either in perception or reality. Attacks on science have come from all parts of the political spectrum."

EEGS Explores the Subsurface with Muons

Cover of the December Issue of FastTImes
Geoscientists are exploring how to best apply muons in geophysical research. In the most recent issue of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) publication FastTimes featured research using muons in geoscience to image the subsurface, and subsurface structures and possibly as a tool to assess density and elasticity in seismic surveys. 

Hundreds of New Publications Added to the Karst Information Portal

A waterfall in the interior of Smoo Cave.
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) announced that the Karst Information Portal has been upgraded. The portal is a free on-line library with thousands of reports and publications in many languages from over 20 countries around the world. It is a project of NCKRI in partnership with The University of South Florida Libraries, International Union of Speleology, and the University of New Mexico. The Portal is used by explorers, managers, educators, and scientists to advance their activities in cave and karst studies.

A little piece of Mineralogical Society of America History

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The Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)  shared the original letter circulated in 1917 by Professor Edward Kraus to gauge interest in creating an organization focused on minerals in the most recent issue of Elements Magazine. It was sent to 51 individuals of which 21 responded in favor.

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