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ASCE Standards Publication Will Include Chapter on Tsunamis

The residential quarter was mountain of debris in Tagajo, Miyagi was heavily damaged in the 2011 Japanese tsunami. Cars and an oil tank carried from port to Tagajo.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which houses the Geo-Institute, announced that the 2016 revision of its ASCE Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures will, for the first time, contain a chapter on tsunamis. Part of the creation of this chapter was the establishment of a committee to study the response of buildings, and their internal structures, to tsunamis. The committee was officially established in February of 2011, just weeks before the devastating Tohoko Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. Click for more:  

Interested in a Career in #Geography? Join the next #AAGChat to Learn More!

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The American Association of Geographers (AAG) will be hosting their next #AAGChat on Twitter to answer questions people may have on careers in geography. From 3:00-4:00 pm EST on Thursday, January 12th, AAG will be answering questions through their twitter account @theAAG.

AAG: Late-Breaking Sessions at Annual Meeting on Election 2016

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The American Association of Geographers (AAG) announced a call for paper presentations and panel sessions on the 2016 elections. They are especially interested in research, analysis, discussion and dialogue for late-breaking sessions for the AAG Annual Meeting, that will be held in Boston in April 2017. The deadline to submit is November 29, 2016. 

SSA: Students Say Thanks!

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Many societies offer travel grants. The Seismological Society of America (SSA) was able to interview some of their Annual Meeting Travel Grant recipients, and ask them how receiving a travel grant impacted their year, and their career. For many of those interviewed it allowed them to attend their first annual meeting, and as with all scientific conferences, it provided them the opportunity to network and advance their career.

SME: Mining School Faculty Grant Application Opens Dec. 1 @sme_community

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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the Ph.D. Fellowship and Academic Career Development Grants will run December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. The program was implemented in 2015 to address the long-term sustainability of U.S. mining engineering, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy academic degree programs, and particularly the declining number of senior faculty members teaching those programs. 


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