6:00 PM18:00

Engineering Geology for Subsurface Works

  • Colorado School of MInes Student Center, Ballroom A/B (map)
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Brierley Associates, Dr. Mole, Inc., AEG Mile High Chapter, and the Colorado School of Mines present....

Engineering Geology for Subsurface Works

Speakers and talks:

Mr. Sean Sundermann, PG, CEG – Senior Project Geologist
Engineering Geology and Geohazard Characterization for Cross Country Pipelines;

Dr. Gary Brierley, PE – President of Doctor Mole, Inc.
Engineering Geology For Tunneling Projects; and,

Dr. Mark Diederichs, P.Eng. – Professional Consulting Engineer and Professor at Queen’s University, Canada
Engineering Geology and Observational Design in the Andes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Free parking is available after 5 pm in parking lot "D" west of the Student Center, on the west side of Elm Street. Mines parking map.

There is no charge to attend this event, but we request that all attendees make a reservation so we can have an accurate head count. Light appetizers will be served, and there will be a cash bar.

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5:30 PM17:30

October 2019 Chapter Meeting

Trying again! A combination, but probably not all, of the following talks by members who presented at the AEG Annual Meeting in Asheville:

Rebekah Bieber, ERM and Martin Marietta Materials
The Danger of Silos: Three Case Studies That Illustrate Why Professions Working in Different Areas Need to Talk (presented by David Bieber)

Casey Dowling, BGC Engineering Inc.
Landslide Susceptibility Mapping for Large Landslides in Saskatchewan (tentative, subject to field work)

Kevin Mininger, RJH Consultants, Inc.
”Where to Focus” – Using the PFMA/SQRA Process to Manage Risk at a Single Dam or an Entire Portfolio (tentative, subject to field work)

Scott Walker, Senior Program Manager (temp), Dam Safety, Tennessee Valley Authority
An Overview of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Geologic Challenges at TVA Projects (tentative, subject to travel plans)

Social hour begins at 5:30, announcements and introductions at about 6:45, talks begin at about 7pm

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5:30 PM17:30

2019 Student Night

  • Student Center, Colorado School of Mines (map)
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AEG Mile High Chapter Student Night — Poster presentations, networking event, rapid-fire resume review for students, light dinner buffet, and silent auction to benefit the CSM Student Chapter of AEG.

Poster presenters:

  • Andrew Graber, Colorado School of Mines. Using Lichenometry to Evaluate Rockfall Recurrence Interval and Talus Fan Behavior, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado

  • Brian Gray, Colorado School of Mines. Automation of Photogrammetry and Slope Deformation Change Detection

  • Michael Henry, Western Colorado University. Landslide Mechanics Evaluation of the Roaring Judy Landslide, Almont, Colorado

  • Ashton Krajnovich, Colorado School of Mines. A Demonstration of Uncertainty Assessment for Fault Networks in 3D Geologic Models of Mountain Tunnels.

  • Colton Medler, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Time-Lapse Seismic Imaging of Induced Hydraulic Fractures at Sanford Underground Research Facility Using Continuous Active Source Seismic (CASSM) Techniques

  • Kyle Radach, Colorado School of Mines. Characterization and Analysis of the Cedar Pass Landslide Complex, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

  • Luke Weidner, Colorado School of Mines. Automated Machine Learning Methods for Continuous Rock Slope Monitoring.

Student abstracts are compiled here

Thank you to everyone who attended, presented at, and supported our annual AEG Mile High Chapter Student Night!, and THANK YOU to our 2019 Student Night Sponsors:

Rhodochrosite Level ($250)
Cesare, Inc. (Darin Duran)
Ed Friend
RJH Consultants, Inc.
Deere & Ault Consultants Inc.

Molybdenum Level ($100)
Susan Steele Weir
NV5 (Ken Feldman)
William K. (Bill) Smith
Peggy Ganse
Vista GeoScience (John Fontana)
Bob Kirkham, GeoLogical Solutions

Galena Level ($50)
Wendy Zhou
Karl Nelson
Kevin Mininger

Quartz Level ($25)
Paul Santi
Jerry D. Higgins, Consulting Engineering Geologists
Kami Deputy Gardella
Jill Carlson

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6:00 PM18:00

Rapid-Fire Resume Review for Students

AEG Mile High Chapter is offering a rapid-fire resume review service prior to Mines Career Day. Students in geological engineering and related fields who wish to have their resume reviewed and critiqued by an AEG professional should bring their resume to Trailhead Taphouse and Kitchen between 6 and 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2018. One-on-one verbal feedback will be provided. Thank you to reviewer Ed Friend!

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5:30 PM17:30

September 2018 Chapter Meeting

"A Cross Section of Talks" by Mile High Chapter members who are presenting at the 2018 AEG Annual Meeting in San Francisco:

  • Bryan Simpson, USBR: DRONES! Geologic Discontinuity Mapping Using UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) Technology and Photogrammetric Methods for Rockfall Mitigation

  • Tom Terry, USACE: Guajataca Dam – Risk informed Interim Risk Reduction Measures

  • James P. McCalpin, GEO-HAZ Consulting, Inc: Trenching Helps Landslide Investigations in Areas of Complex Structure and/or Quaternary Deformation

  • Paul Santi, Dept. of Geology & Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines: Predicting Long Runout Landslides 

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5:30 PM17:30

2018 Student Night

  • Student Center, Colorado School of Mines (map)
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AEG Mile High Chapter Student Night — dinner, poster presentations, resume review, and networking event. Poster presenters:

  • Brusak, Amber (CSM): Distribution of Landslide Dams along the Minjiang River in the Sichuan Provence of China

  • Hazelwood, Kyle (SDSMT): New Insights into the Fluvial Geomorphology and Landscape Evolution of the Black Hills, South Dakota

  • Huber, Robert (SDSMT): Evaluation of Rock Slope Stability and Crack Monitoring at Dinosaur National Monument

  • LaPorte, David (CSM): Evaluating Landslide Risk Management in Guatemala City through a Study of Risk Perception and Behavior Changes

  • Semmens, Stephen (CSM): Bayesian Evaluation of Sand Boil Development along the Lower Mississippi River Valley

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