AEG-BWH is sponsoring a Spring Symposium on Saturday April 18, 2015. The Symposium will this year be held at James Madison University. The theme of the Symposium is: The many facets of engineering geology
There are currently 5 opportunities for students to make oral presentations. We encourage students to make oral presentations. Some can also make poster presentations. We already have 5 professionals making presentations.
Our goal is to gather together leaders and students in geo-science, geo-engineering, and related disciplines to discuss their experiences with innovative methods (applied or research) being used in today’s projects. Our hope is that, through such gatherings, the AEG community will continue to grow and better serve to protect property and the environment.
My goal is to make the conference a yearly event. I hope to make it an opportunity for those universities with geology departments with an engineering bent to showcase their achievements.
For those students who wish to just attend the symposium, the cost is nominal ($20). Scholarships are available. Students making a presentation will have a scholarship. Others may be supported when recommended by their department professors.
Below is the current program.
S. J. Stokowski, PG
8:30 am Registration
9:00-9:10 am Welcome & Introductions
9:10-9:35 am Steve Stokowski, TEC Services, “History and Geology of Aggregate Supply to Washington, DC”
9:35-10:00 am Student presentation
10:00 am BREAK
10:15-10:40 am Stephen Lane, VA Highway Res. Council., Application of Petrography to Highways
10:40-11:05 am Student presentation
11:05-11:30 am Student presentation
11:30-11:55 am Poster Session and LUNCH (sandwiches and soft drinks included)
1:00-1:25 pm Dr. Steve Whitmeyer, James Madison U., “Visualizing the Geology of Virginia Appalachians”.
1:25-1:50 pm Student presentation
1:50-D18 Matt Heller, VA DMME, “Surface Exposure Dating of Debris Deposits in the Valley and Ridge Province, Rockingham County, Virginia”
2:15 pm BREAK
2:15-2:40 pm Student presentation
2:40-3:05 pm Dave Fenster, Bechtel, “TBD”
3:05 pm-4:00 Mineral Museum