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When Does a Rock Become Soil? SSSA Shares! #soil

Measuring soil color.
Soils and rocks are inextricably related, and geoscientists study both. The Soil Science Society of America answers one VERY important question in their Soils Matter blog, and that is, "When does a rock become soil?" Learn the recipe for making soils, and breakdown when a soil becomes a rock (pun intended) in their latest post!

 

 

Professional Protip: Job Interview Questions from AGU Career Services #workforce

Job Interview
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) published a helpful piece in Eos for any scientist who has, or may, seek employment straight from the AGU Career Services and Talent Pool team members. Readers are walked through the traditional interview questions, and some of the best ways to answer them. Definitely a piece all geos should check out! Interested in more information about a career in the geosciences?

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Consider NSS' Bat Ball! #caves

Promotional Poster for the NSS Bat Ball.
The National Speleological Society is hosting their second Bat Ball to ring in 2018. If you're in Huntsville, Alabama consider hanging out with some cavers and celebrate the New Year with dinner, dancing and a champagne toast! Caver-made craft libations will featured to keep the party going. In addition to the Bat Ball, guests are encouraged to camp for the long weekend and take in the sights, both above- and below-ground.

AEG: Defending Licensure in an Era of Reregulation and Deregulation #geoscience

Cover of the July 2017 AEG News
The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists continues to track changes and challenges to professional geologist licensure across different states. In addition to a current summary, a new article in the July 2017 issue of AEG News also discusses potential ways to track bills targeting licensure at the state level, including creating something of an "early warning system" of volunteers tasked with tracking these issues in their state.

Abstracts due August 15th for "The Sinkhole Conference"

A sinkhole in front of a home in Kentucky. Image Credit: FEMA/Photo by Rob Melendez

The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally called “The Sinkhole Conference,” is the longest-running international conference of its type. Since 1984, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, land managers, biologists, and many others have gathered at these meetings to exchange cutting-edge information on karst and its many benefits and challenges. Abstracts may be submitted until 15 August 2017, after which will be the time to submit your papers to accompany your abstracts. The papers of past Sinkhole Conferences have made those proceedings highly sought and widely cited. We expect the proceedings of the upcoming meeting will be the best yet.

Explore the Science of AGI's Member Organizations at #GSA2017

Upcoming Fundraiser: AEG Foundation Golf Tournament!

From the AEG Foundation Golf Tournament website
The Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) Foundation is hosting its first annual golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, September 11, during the AEG Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. In support of AEG, the AEG Foundation provides over 10 scholarships to students, and a number of professional programs for geoscientists.

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