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When: Thursday, May 18, 2017
5:30 PM
Where: Best Western Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, Washington  98109
United States
Contact: Tayrn Sparacio

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Thursday, May 18, 2017—AEG Dinner Meeting and Student Poster Night

Topic: Solid as a Rock: How Engineering Geology Relates to the Needs of Those Owning and Maintaining Infrastructure

Scott Andersen, Jahns Lecturer 2016–2017

5:30 – Social Hour and Student Posters, 6:30 – Dinner, 7:30 – Presentation

Dinner: Plated dinner (choose between the following when registering for the meeting):
- Chicken Diable - Sourdough Crusted Chicken Brease topped with the Cayenne Pepper Demi-Glace. Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and a Seasonal Vegatable Medley

- Sirloin Steak Caesar Salad served with Homemade Soup Du Jour

Place: Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109, 206-448-9444

RSVP: Register at Brown Paper Tickets website: by 3 PM Friday, May 12, no exceptions. Registering by the deadline assures you get a meal and a seat.

Cost: Students who present a poster eat for free! $40 for members; $45 for non-members; $15 for students. Non-members always welcome!

Note that the pay at the door option is if you cannot use a credit card. If you are paying at the
door, please pay by cash or check (check payable to AEG).

Our gracious sponsor, Aspect Consulting, has made it possible for the AEG Puget Sound
Chapter to provide meals at a reduced rate for AEG Student Members. Please go to for more information about Aspect Consulting.
Student membership in AEG is free! Please follow this link and click on
the “Join AEG” tab if you are interested in becoming a member of AEG.

Student Posters:
The WA Section of AEG is inviting students and faculty interested in environmental science
and geology to our 2017 Student Night. This is an informal evening that will allow attendees
to network with earth science students and faculty from other universities and colleges, as
well as interact with career professionals working in these fields.
We are soliciting students (undergraduate and graduate) to present a poster summarizing their
research or class work. We will have a space available in the Best Western’s meeting room
for students to set-up and host a poster (up to 15 posters). The poster session will run during
the Social Hour (5:30–6:30). Everyone is encouraged to come and support the student

List of Student Posters:
1. Sarah Polster Tribble, University of Washington Graduate Student, “Characterizing the style, composition, and timing of Cedar River Landslide Complex, King County,
2. Ted Uecker, Central Washington University Graduate Student, “Post-wildfire black carbon deposition on the snowpack in the Cascade Range, WA: Temporal and spatial
variability with implications for accelerated melt”
3. Colin Bloom, Central Washington University, Graduate Student, “Catastrophic landscape modification from a massive landslide tsunami in Taan Fjord, Alaska”
4. Dallin Jensen, Central Washington University Graduate Student, “Yakima Valley, Washington Investigation of soil nitrate as a potential input to contaminated
5. Conner Toth, Central Washington University Graduate Student, “Giant Plagioclase in the Steens Basalt, SE Oregon: Open-system Processes in Flood Basalt Magmas”
6. Mikkel Louis, Central Washington University Undergraduate Student, “Thermodynamic Computer Modeling Constraints on the Magma Storage System with the Steens Basalt, SE Oregon”
7. Hanna Elston, Central Washington University Undergraduate Student, “Characterizing the Building Vibration in Science Phase II and its Impact on the Use of the Scanning Electron Microscope”
8. Jasmine Bates, Clairissa De La Vergne, Sarah Olden (Group Poster), Central Washington University Undergraduate Students, “Investigation of Anomalous Sand Deposits in Joseph Whidbey State Park”
9. Dan Mongovin, Central Washington University Undergraduate Student, “Calculating Vertical Offset of the Borah Peak Fault Scarp Using Contemporary Digital Methods”
10. Mike Shalijian, Washington State University Graduate Student, “Loss via shallow groundwater of nutrients and major ions from a semi-arid dryland agricultural catchment”
11. Kevin Knapp, Western Washington University Graduate Student, “Examining the Potential Effects of Forecasted Climate Change on Sedimentation in the Nooksack River Basin”
12. Stephanie Truitt, Western Washington University Graduate Student, “Calibration of a Hydrologic and Stream

Jahns Lecturer Bio:
Dr. Anderson joined BGC Engineering as the Principal Geotechnical Engineer. Prior to
joining BGC he worked as the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Services Team Manager
for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Resource Center where he led a national
team of geotechnical engineers that assisted state and local transportation agencies through
technical assistance, training and the deployment of new technologies. Dr. Anderson has
also previously worked in positions from Staff Geologist to Senior Consulting Engineer and
Landslide Technology Leader for a major A/E design firm and spent four years as an
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii. He earned his
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering geology from the University of Colorado at
Boulder and Colorado State University, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in civil
engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed engineer and
practicing engineering geologist with over 30 years of experience and approximately 100
publications and invited presentations, and he makes his home in Colorado.

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