Spring Symposium, AEG-BWH, April 18 (Saturday)

Geologists and friends:

AEG-BWH is sponsoring a Spring Symposium on Saturday April 18, 2015. The Symposium will this year be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. The theme of the Symposium is: The many facets of engineering geology

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.

We have a full-day program (see below) and offer 5 PDH’s.

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.

Professional registration is $70. Contact:

Patrick Hastings
Seismic Surveys, Inc.
604 Solarex Court # 105
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: (301) 663-6630

Below is the current program.

S. J. Stokowski, PG
Chairman, AEG-BWH
Web: www.linkedin.com/in/stevenstokowski/
cell: 508-259-3536


Presentation Schedule:

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 April Kelly, James Madison U, “Earthquake Detection in Central Virginia Using a Dual Template and Autocorrelation Method”
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 Aida Farough, VA Tech, “Evolution Of Physical Properties Of Ultramafic Rocks At High Pressures And Variable Temperatures: Implications To Fault Zones”
11:05-11:30 am Jeremy Butcher, James Madison U, “Sediment source for Smith Creek, Shenandoah County, VA”
11:30-12:40 pm Poster Session and LUNCH (sandwiches and soft drinks included)
12:40 pm-1:00 pm Dr. Steve Whitmeyer, James Madison U. “Visualizing the Geology of Virginia Appalachians”.
1:00-1:25 pm Skip Watts, Radford U, “Do You Need More Geo In Your Geotechnical? Lessons Learned From Hydrogeology and Slope Stability”
1:25-1:50 pm, Louie, Timothy, James Madison U, “The Origins Of Late Silurian Cherts In The Sandstone Member Of The Tonoloway Formation In Bath County, VA”
1:50-215 pm Matt Heller, VA DMME, “Surface Exposure Dating of Debris Deposits in the Valley and Ridge Province, Rockingham County, VA”
2:15 pm BREAK
2:15-2:40 pm Elliott Andelman, James Madison U, “Pangea Breakup Revisited: A New Web Interface For Student Inquiry”
2:40-3:05 pm Dave Fenster, Bechtel Power, “Using Multiple Investigative Methods to Reduce Uncertainty in Karst Characterization”
3:05 -4:00 pm Mineral Museum
Poster Session (Noon)
Aida Farough, VA Tech, “An Experimental Study On Evolution Of Fracture Permeability Of Ultramafic Rocks Undergoing Serpentinization At Hydrothermal Conditions”
Kent Weidlich, Dylan Dwyer*, and Skip Watts, Radford U, “Potential Auxiliary Water Sources For Mountain Lake, Giles County, VA”
Dylan Dwyer, David Imberg*, and Skip Watts, Radford U, “Effects Of Terrain Modification On Surface Water Runoff From The Blueberry Cottages Watershed At Mountain Lake, Giles County, VA”
*Poster presenter

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