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sensors have innumerable applications. In fact, a research team in California has contacted him to use his technology in sensing vibrations in airplane wings. I, and the other judges, may have met this country’s next multibillionaire.

The runner-up within the Senior Division was senior Casey Shaw, of Liberty School, located in Joes, for his project entitled, “A Tale of Two Fishes: An Analysis of Differentiation in Compositional Characteristics of Two Distinct Fossil Butte Member Localities.” Casey gave a powerful and confident presentation in which he discussed the use of x-ray spectroscopy, infrared spec- troscopy, and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy to discuss his findings. Casey has more work to do, but the

North Georgia. My last visit this semester was to Georgia College State University in Milledgeville where I gave a career talk on the EPD. All our schol- arships have been delivered and I’m happy to say that we had two student members awarded the $1,000.00 AIPG National scholarship. Congratulations go to Maddie Bess at Berry College and Chance Seckinger at Columbus State

Georgia Section Scholarship Winners for 2018:

Georgia Southern – Erin Brinkman Columbus State – Austin Caughey University of Georgia – Gian Cella Georgia State – Katherine Morgan

Georgia Southwestern State – Trevor Dempsey, Andrew May

West Georgia – Nicholas Smith

University of North Georgia – Robert Bandemir

Berry College – Justyn Patterson Casey Shaw, Runner-up Senior Division

judges are confident he will achieve his goals. All of the Fair’s participants were winners, in that the students expended a great deal of time and effort to: collect field samples, conduct laboratory work, analyze the data, draw conclusions or determine more research was necessary, prepare their posters in a logical fashion, and present their projects with an oral presentation. The judges commend all the student participants, and the Fair organizers of this fun and meaningful event.

Georgia Section Meetings

A section meeting was held at lunch- time on Friday, May 18, 2018, at OASIS Consulting Services in Roswell, GA. Michael Monteleone, P.E., SVP, of Oasis, talked about “Navigating Property Dealbreakers through Georgia’s Brownfield Program”

President’s Message

First, I would like to congratulate all our student members that are gradu- ating. Please keep your membership current. In the last month I’ve visited West Georgia, Georgia Southwestern, Columbus State, Berry College, and

AIPG National Scholarship Winners (these students’ es- says will be found on p. 12 and 20 of this issue) Berry College – Maddie Bess

Columbus State – Chance Seckinger

Georgia Section Longevity Award

The following members will be mailed our longevity award 10 years. We thank them for their commitment to AIPG.

Dr. Jessica Kogel Dr. Edward Schrader

Students! Start a student chapter today!

There are many great ben- efits to joining AIPG includ- ing scholarships!

Contact National

Headquarters for more infor- mation about the benefits and on how to form a stu- dent chapter.

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L-R Kevin Gooding (AIPG), Natalie Waters (Kevin’s wife, civil engineer), Shyun Ueno (geologist), Nick Vaiana (geologist ) , Dave Martin, JoAnn Romano (AIPG).

L to R. Dawn Garcia (AIPG), Jan Reichelderfer (AIPG), Patrick Casey (geologist), Robert Chenet (AIPG), and Paul Eyre (geologist)

Hawaii Section Pau Hana

We periodically have geologist pau hana events so we can talk and tell stories. A pau hana is an after work social event. This one was specially orga- nized because Dawn Garcia from New Mexico was in Honolulu. We were at the Aloha Tower Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant at Honolulu Harbor.

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