October, 2017

EEGS Newsletter

In This Issue...

  1. Two New EEGS Student Chapters
  2. Call for Nominations: EEGS / Geonics ECA Award & EEGS Board
  3. Deadline Nearing for SAGEEP 2018 Abstracts - Submit Online Now!
  4. Look What's Ahead in FastTIMES!
  5. Call for Student Chaper Speakers!

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Welcome News...Two New EEGS Student Chapters

Congratulations Suez University and University of Kentucky! The EEGS Board of Directors approved the two universities' petitions to form an EEGS Student Chapter. Many thanks to Michael Kalinski, Ph.D., Univ. of Kentucky, who will serve as faculty advisor to the two new Chapters. The Suez University Chapter will be led by Chapter President Mohammed Abdalla Elakabawy and Vice President Abdelrahman Aref Ahmed. The University of Kentucky's Chapter President is Suzzanne Conover and Nick Duda will serve as Chapter Vice President. Each Society will receive the following benefits:

2 free SAGEEP 2018 registrations
1 free SAGEEP 2018 short course or workshop registration
1 free copy of the SAGEEP 2018 proceedings.


Call for EEGS / Geonics Early Career Award (ECA) Nominations

Nominations for the EEGS/Geonics Early Career Award (ECA) are now being accepted. This award acknowledges academic excellence and encourages research in near-surface geophysics and includes a cash award and the opportunity to present their research during the EEGS Luncheon at SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville. Beginning this year, qualifying candidates from academia, the private sector, and the federal government will be considered. Visit the ECA page for more information on qualifications and submission requirements.


SAGEEP 2018 in Nashville March 25-29 
Call for Abstracts - Deadline is Oct. 20

SAGEEP Presenters:  Here are some important dates!

Oct. 20, 2017 Abstract Deadline
Nov. 6, 2017 Notices of Acceptance, Suggested Revisions or Rejection will be sent
Nov. 15, 2017 Optional Expanded Abstracts Deadline
Nov. 22, 2017 Revised Expanded Abstracts Deadline

Quick Links:

Online Submission Site
SAGEEP 2018 Terms of Submission
SAGEEP 2018 Printable Submission Fee Payment Form
Formatting Your Extended Abstract (Word document)
Formatting Your Extended Abstract

Geoscientists from all over the world are invited to submit abstracts to SAGEEP 2018.  (Details at SAGEEP 2018 web site: www.EEGS.org/SAGEEP 2018/Abstracts & Sessions.)  The 31st SAGEEP will be held March 25-29, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee United States, a region of North America with numerous attributes of interest to near surface geophysicists. Karst features, including Mammoth Cave, are abundant within a short distance of Nashville; a few hundred miles west lies the New Madrid fault zone, site of two of the largest earthquakes in the continental US (1811-1812), and east Tennessee has issues related to coal mining as well as chemical and nuclear wastes. The Tennessee river flows east to west across most of the state with numerous dams and levees. These features, along with topics of national and international interest (infrastructure, renewable and unconventional energy, water, geohazards,unexploded ordnance, etc.) will form the core of a timely and relevant technical program. 

Submit today and make note of the submission deadlines - abstracts are due 10/20/17! If you have questions, please contact the technical co-chairs at [email protected] and [email protected]

Questions or recommendations related to the conference can be sent to General Chair William Doll, [email protected].


Planning for Sustainability of California Groundwater - How Geophysics Can Assist

An upcoming issue of FastTIMES will focus on and be targeted towards the California groundwater market and the customers of geophysical services within the market.   Editor in Chief Geoff Pettifer has gathered a wealth of articles about the application of geophysics to resource exploration and, more importantly, groundwater resource management.   The issue will be distributed to the 5000+ members of the Groundwater Resource Association (GRA) as well as the administrators of the agencies tasked with administering a California State Grant Program designed to support the development and implementation of Groundwater Sustainability Plans through the state.  This is huge opportunity to create new business for the geophysical community.   Advertising within the issue will reach a large and important section of the professional community.  EEGS is offering full page color advertisements at a rate of only $350.  The deadline for submitting an advertisement is October 14th.   Please act quickly!!   E-mail your advertisement order and advertisement graphic to Jackie Jacoby at [email protected] by Monday, Oct. 16.  (Further details on FastTIMES affordable advertising rates and how to submit an advertisement by the deadline of October 16th can be downloaded at http://www.eegs.org/advertising-information.)


Call for Speakers - EEGS Student Chapters Need Your Expertise!

EEGS Student Chapters are looking for speakers to visit their institutions and speak to the groups. The EEGS website will host a list of names and contact information of willing speakers on the Student Chapters web page. If you are willing to support our student chapters in this manner, let us know. Submit the following to [email protected]: your name, contact information, a brief summary of your area of expertise, and the state or regions in which you might be able to present. Your name will become part of the list, giving our student members the opportunity to tap your experience.


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