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Chasing Ice on National Geographic

Friday, Apr 19, 8 pm
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Chasing Ice will be airing on The National Geographic Channel in the United States on April 19th at 8pm EST and Worldwide in 171 countries on April 20th.

The world's glaciers are one of nature's most impressive and enduring backdrops -- epic in size and grandeur. They are also a massive, undeniable casualty of climate change. Now, internationally acclaimed photographer James Balog has captured thousands of majestic glacier images that serve as...

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Switch Energy Project Documentary Screening

Monday, Apr 15, 3 pm
University Center Room 480/485

The screening is free and open to the entire campus. Please pass the word along and we hope to see you all there!! Visit the Switch Energy Project website and Facebook page for more info and

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Rebecca A Pickering updated the event AIPG STUDENT CHAPTER MEETING

AIPG First Meeting

Tuesday, Sep 4, 3:30 pm
Kell Hall Greenroom

Attention GSU AIPG Club: We will be holding our first meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4th at 3:30pm in the Greenroom along with the Geosciences Club. All are welcome and incouraged to attend, if you are unable to attend we will be posting our announcements on OrgSync. We have some fun and exciting events planned for the semester and look forward to seeing all of you!!!:)

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March 24 Field Trip to Mine in NC

On March 24, AIPG Club attended a field trip to Cherokee Ruby and Sapphire Mine near Franklin, NC.  The trip consisted of a tour of the mine, discussion on the geology of the area and occurrence of corundum, and testing the newly excavated ore  pile with sapphire jig.  We also screened the ore in the sluice box and got to keep rubies and sapphire we found.  Our AIPG club at GSU jointly coordinated this trip with AIPG Georgia Section, University of...


Joseph Flynn commented on the event IMAX at Fernbank

AGS Professional Candidate Workshop on Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology

Saturday, Mar 31, 10 am
Fernbank Science Center Annex (156 Heaton Park Drive, Decatur, GA)

The subject of the workshop will be Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology.  The presenter will be Ken Bechely, P.G.  Ken has a BS and MS in Earth Science from Northern Illinois University and has been a PG in Georgia since 1993.  Ken has been a consultant for 27 years, and prior to moving to Georgia in 1986 was with the Illinois EPA for 13 years. He has first hand experience with glacial features, so this promises to be a very informative class.

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Joseph Flynn

I would love to to go this workshop but I will already be up in Ashville!

GA section AIPG Newsletter for February 2012

You can view the newsletter at:

There you will find additional information about the March 24 trip to Cherokee Ruby and Sapphire Mine near Franklin, NC.


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IMAX at Fernbank

Friday, Mar 23, 7 pm
Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30307

AIPG will have a social/meeting at Fernbank followed by a movie "The Greatest Places."

"Take an educational journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on Earth. Featuring spectacular land forms, diverse wildlife and the people and cultures indigenous to these places, the film takes you to seven distinct geographic locations."

Come by at around 7:00 PM for a social/meeting, and we will follow it up with a mo...

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Joseph Flynn

I am 90% sure I will not be able to attend since my sister needs help moving as she just bought her first house. If she gets most of it done this week I may be able to come but I won't know until last minute.

Semir Sarajlic updated the event Visit to Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine in NC

SE-GSA Conference

Apr 1 - Apr 2
Asheville, NC

Southeastern Section, GSA, 61st Annual Meeting, is on April 1-2, 2012 at Renaissance Asheville Hotel.  Transportation will be provided to the conference, and abstract and registration fees will be paid for the presenters. 

Let me know if you have any questions,

Semir Sarajlic

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Engineering Geology Class

Saturday, Feb 25, 10 am
Fernbank Science Center Annex

The Engineering Geology workshop will feature Benjamin Black, P.G. leading a class on engineering geology.  The class will cover: Soil Mechanics and Soil Strength Testing (Laboratory and Field Methods), Geologic Hazards (Slope Stability, Earthquakes, etc.), Engineering Geological Mapping, Site Investigation, and time permitting, some discussion on rock mechanics.

The class is from 10 am to noon on February 25 at Fernbank Science Center Annex.  Th...

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