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AEG/GI Career Fair 2021

Please join the Phoenix Chapters of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and ASCE Geo-Institute (G-I) at the 14th annual student night on April 6th, 2021 from 4-8pm.


4:00 pm – start event and announcements

4:15 pm – webinar Deirdre Gilmore: “What they don’t teach you in college”

5:00 pm – Industry lightning talks

6:00 pm – Student- industry mixer and interviews

8:00 pm – End of the event

Register Now by clicking this link!

This will be an online event, with a webinar by Deirdre Gilmore about: “What they don’t teach you in college“.

About Deirdre Gilmore: 

For over 21 years Deirdre has focused on business/marketing planning, strategic project pursuits, and supporting professional consulting firms, aka architects/engineers/contractors (A/E/C) by implementing the tactics needed for success. When she started in A/E/C it became quickly clear that while technical staff (that’s you) are excellent at your respective crafts, none of you had been taught the skills it takes to be successful in you careers beyond the technical expertise. And thus, a training career was added to teach the soft skills required to success in the consulting business. In addition to training hundreds of A/E/C professionals each year, Deirdre is the President & Lead Strategist at TankGirl Marketing. Whether it is creating and implementing a strategic vision, or digging deep to win a specific project, she ensures firms are ready for battle with the right strategy to execute the plan.

The webinar is followed by a series of short pitches in which the geo-engineering companies attending the event will introduce their company and share their working experience as geo-engineers.

Afterwards there is opportunity for students with an interest in geo-related engineering disciplines to learn how diverse the geo-engineering field is and what types of positions are available as a professional. Students have the opportunity to meet with professionals for reconnaissance interviews for the students and lightening talks by professionals. This is also a night for professionals to meet students and learn what they are studying and what they hope to do once they graduate. Don’t miss out on this terrific networking opportunity!                                

The event will be held online. The link will follow shortly upon registration. For companies wanting to sponsor a virtual booth at the event, the cost is $200 per booth (or $150 for government agencies) which will include admission for two representatives. Companies represented with a table will also have sponsorship recognition in a slideshow and have there logos included on the announcement. Please contact Leon van Paassen at AEG at 480-479-7116 with questions, or email I look forward to enjoying this career fair with you! 


Leon van Paassen

AEG email at: 480-479-7116

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February 25, 2021: Dr. Steve Reynolds, Virtual Meeting

Mesozoic evolution of western Arizona and southeastern California

Abstract: Western Arizona occupies key segment of the North American cordillera. It represents the transition between subduction-related magmatism to the southwest with the stable continental platform to the northeast. Exploratory geologic mapping of mountain ranges in western Arizona led to the discovery of a key sequence of early Mesozoic rocks that record the arc-platform transition in space and time. The sequence correlates with well-known Mesozoic units on the Colorado Plateau, as verified by detrital zircon geochronology. It also records a previously unknown early Mesozoic uplift event. The Mesozoic rocks, along with underlying Paleozoic units, are spectacularly deformed by overturned folds and ductile thrust faults of the Maria Fold and Thrust Belt.


Reynolds is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, where he has taught Physical Geology, Structural Geology, Advanced Field Geology, Orogenic Systems, Cordilleran Regional Geology, Teaching Methods in the Geosciences, and others. He helped establish the ASU Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (CRESMET) and was president of the Arizona Geological Society. He has authored or edited more than 200 geologic maps, articles, and reports, including the 866-page “Geologic Evolution of Arizona.” He has authored three innovative textbooks for introductory college geoscience courses: “Exploring Geology,” “Exploring Earth Science,” and “Exploring Physical Geography.” He also coauthored “Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions,” a widely used structural geology textbook and “Observing and Interpreting Geology, a Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology.” His current geologic research focuses on structure, tectonics, stratigraphy, detrital-zircon provenance studies, and mineral deposits of the Southwest, including northern Mexico. For nearly 20 years, he has done science-education research on student learning in college geology courses, especially the role of visualization. He was the first geologist with his own eye-tracking laboratory, where he and his students have researched student learning, demonstrating that students learn more when using materials with integrated text and figures compared to material in traditional textbooks. Steve is known for innovative teaching methods, has received numerous teaching awards, and has an award-winning website. He was a National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) distinguished speaker, and he travels across the country presenting talks and workshops on how to infuse active learning and inquiry into large introductory geoscience classes. He is commonly an invited speaker to national workshops and symposia on active learning, visualization, and teaching methods in college geoscience courses. He has been a long-time industry consultant in mineral, energy, and water resources and environmental issues, and has received outstanding alumni awards from UTEP and the University of Arizona.

President’s Professor Steve Reynolds’s body of work on the geology of Arizona and surrounding regions of the North American Cordillera is, put simply, unmatched—encompassing his graduate work at UA, his years with the Arizona Geological Survey, and his tenure as a revered faculty member here at Arizona State University. In addition to numerous published papers, reports, and geologic maps, Steve’s ubiquitous products on Arizona geology include the widely cited volume Geologic Evolution of Arizona and the State Geological Map of Arizona. Arizona geology also flavors the many innovative geoscience textbooks and lab manuals Steve has authored. His research spans tectonics, structural geology, stratigraphy, geochronology, groundwater and environmental geology, mineral deposits, and geoscience education. Steve has shared his incredible expertise in the field and in the classroom with generations of ASU Geological Science and SESE students (and colleagues!) and has mentored many successful MS and PhD students. -Dr. Steve Semken

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