2019 ASU Geosciences Career Night

Join the Phoenix Chapters of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and Geo-Institute (G-I) at the 13th annual student night on April 16th, 2019 from 6-9pm.  This is an opportunity for students to learn how diverse the geologic field is and what types of positions are available as a professional.  We will pair students and professionals for mock-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 at the Ventana Room of the ASU Tempe Student Memorial Union (301 E. Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281). For directions, please refer to the map of the ASU Campus and Student Memorial Union, or visit http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $30 for AEG or G-I members, $15 for government/retired, and free for all students in attendance. A buffet dinner will be provided. For companies wishing to sponsor a table at the event, the cost is $100 per table and will include admission for two representatives. Companies represented with a table will also have sponsorship recognition in a slideshow. There is a limited number of tables and speaker slots available. Please contact Daniel Rosenbalm with G-I at 480-659–4101 with questions, or email aeg.arizona@gmail.com.

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March Dinner Meeting – 2019

Join Us for our quarterly dinner meeting at McFate Brewery next week! Wednesday, March 27, we will have the pleasure of hearing Dr Steve Semken’s presentation “A Brisk Jog on the Trail of Time: Two Billion Years of Grand Canyon Geologic History from the Rim”. You may find Semken’s bio and abstract here. He will be bringing rocks, maps and other visual aids for those in attendance to look at. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from one of the premier geologists studying the Grand Canyon!

We are thankful for HDR for sponsoring this meeting! If you are interested in sponsoring a future AEG meeting, please reach out to Ashley Shirer, AShirer@DiGioiaGray.com.


March 2019 Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at McFate Brewery, Scottsdale

5:30 PM Mingling and Drinks 6:30 pm Dinner and 7:00 pm Presentation




Steve Semken, Ph.D of Arizona State University will be presenting: “A Brisk Jog on the Trail of Time:

Two Billion Years of Grand Canyon Geologic History from the Rim”

Steve Semken Bio/Abstract

Mapping Grand Canyon Conference


AEG Holiday Social – 2018

Join us for our Holiday Social December 3, 2018 at McFate Brewing Company.

September Dinner Meeting – Joint Meeting with GI


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Please direct questions to Ronita Williams (ronita.williams@asu.edu), Caitlyn Hall (caitlyn.hall@asu.edu), or Kimberly Martin (kimberly.k.martin@asu.edu).

February 2018 Dinner Meeting

January 2018 Dinner Meeting

Date: January 18, 2018

Speaker: Jeffrey R. Keaton, Amec Foster Wheeler (Wood)

Topic: Suggested Enhancements to the Geologic Model Complexity Rating System


The suggested Geologic Model Complexity Rating System, introduced in 2014, was developed considering the 1993 Oregon rockfall hazard rating sys-tem with four rating levels. Five of the nine Geologic Model Complexity Rating System components pertained to geologic complexity; four regional components (genetic, structural/deformation, alteration/dissolution, and weathering/erosion) and one site-scale component. The other Geologic Model Complexity Rating System components were: terrain features, information quality, geologist competency, and level of effort. A pairwise comparison of components for a landslide hazard study, using a multi-factor decision analysis procedure called Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), weighted geologist competency highest (20%), fol-lowed by genetic complexity and deformation (each 18%) and site-scale co-plexity and level of effort (each ~11%). The other four components had weights from 8% to 3%. The 1-9 scoring for AHP, with 1 indicating that components are equal and 9 indicating one is extremely more important, appeared to be useful for objective comparisons. The AHP matrix configuration lists components in the same order in rows and columns. Regional complexity is now being considered as a single four-element component that depends not only on the basic geology of the site area, but also on the purpose of the geologic evaluation. Thus, the suggested enhancements streamline the Geologic Model Complexity Rating System, reducing it from nine components to six, but also complicates it by considering basic geology and purpose of evaluation as fundamentally important to the geologic model. These enhancements bring the suggested Geologic Model Complexity Rating System into alignment with the Oregon rockfall hazard rating system, which included facility components (i.e., what is at risk) for which the hazard was being rated.

September Dinner Meeting – 2017

September Dinner Meeting – 2017

October Dinner Meeting – 2017

Speaker: Jahn’s Distinguised Lecturer – Scott Anderson