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NEWS FROM THE SECTIONS


All applicants who are not already AIPG student members will receive a student membership in AIPG.


In addition, I attended, and staffed the AIPG booth at, the recent Northeast Section GSA Meeting held in Burlington, VT from March 17 – 20, 2018. This regional GSA meeting provides tre- mendous opportunities for students to make both oral and poster presenta- tions. Faculty and students from many of the colleges and universities from the northeastern states that apply for our scholarship attended, including several scholarship applicants and recipients – from both this year and last year (see photos #3 and #4 below).


Northeast Ohio. www.aipg-ohio.org. Details to be announced


October 10-11


Vapor Intrusion Short Course - pro- vided by AIPG Ohio Section in conjunc- tion with Cox-Colvin and Associates


Vapor intrusion (VI) is the migration of undesirable chemical components into indoor airspace. Vapor intrusion into buildings is one of the primary routes of human exposure to volatile organic compounds released to the subsurface. This short course will cover VI aspects including the physical processes govern- ing subsurface vapor transport and entry into buildings, VI assessment, monitor- ing and mitigation strategies, VI risk analysis, legal aspects, case studies and field demonstrations.


October 10 and 11, 2018


ODNR H.R. Collins Core Laboratory Conference Room, Delaware, Ohio November 15


AIPG Ohio Section AIPG Annual Meeting and Dinner Presentation - loca- tion and details to be announced. www. aipg-ohio.org


Photo #3 - Brandon Keough of SUNY Potsdam at NE GSA Meeting in Burlington, VT.


Ohio Section 2018 Spring Social Recap


On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Ohio Section of AIPG held a Spring Social at Yogi’s – Sawmill in Dublin, Ohio. The event was sponsored by ALS Environmental. The casual event for- mat was structured to promote member interaction, and I feel that it was a suc- cess. Guests included a variety of profes- sionals and members of the Ohio State University (OSU) and Wright State University (WSU) Student Chapters. Pizza was provided for attendees.


Ohio Section 2018 Winter Meeting and Dinner Presentation Recap


Photo #4 - Tshering Lama Sherpa of Union College at NE GSA Meeting in Burlington. VT.


Lastly, I want to close by thanking each member of the scholarship commit- tee for their time and effort evaluating the 18 applications and selecting the 2018 scholarship recipients, and to Bob Blauvelt for delivering the scholarship checks the two students at Rutgers University - Newark.


Ohio Section


Fall 2018 Events Autumn Meeting


AIPG Ohio Section Autumn 2018 Meeting and Dinner Presentation –


www.aipg.org


The Ohio Section’s Winter 2018 meet- ing and dinner presentation took place on Thursday, February 22 and was host- ed by the Wright State University (WSU) student chapter in the Berry Room at the Nutter Center, in Dayton, Ohio.


Wisconsin Section


President’s Letter (Extract)– Challenges in Wisconsin in 2018


The Wisconsin AIPG is facing chal- lenges in 2018 related to: Professional Geologist Licensure, state funding for the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and, Geology Programs in our State University sys- tem. Your State AIPG section encour-


Wisconsin’s Screening Board Chair- Andrew Mott & Regulations/Legislative Chair Paula Leier-Engelhardt


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ages you to write your state senators and representatives regarding these issues. More details on these topics will be forth- coming in the State Section Newsletter.


AIPG National – Meet A Geologist Monday:


Interview with Christine (Chris) Lilek PG, CPG


(Member of Wisconsin Section and 2018 AIPG National Executive Committee Advisory Board Member)


How long have you been a member of AIPG? 20 years


Why do you think it’s important to be a member of AIPG? Honor our past, encourage our present and inspire our future geologists!


If you could use one word to describe your career, what would it be? Innovative


What has been the most rewarding aspect of your career? Supporting the addition of geology topics and exam questions to the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program. The WMNs pro- vide natural resource education to everybody in Wisconsin.


What is your advice to young peo- ple entering the field of geosciences? Volunteer and give back to the com- munity for life!


Wisconsin Section Holds Strategic Planning Day


Wisconsin Executive Board mem- bers gathered at MSA Professional Services Incorporated on April 21, 2018 in Baraboo, Wisconsin to strategically plan for Section activities from 2019 - 2021. New activities to be planned included: holding mock geoscience court cases around the State, a field trip near Wausau Wisconsin, webinars featuring emerging contaminants of concern in groundwater, and legislative outreach to support geology licensing in Wisconsin. Resurrected activities from the past included: Geology Day at the Capitol and continued student outreach. Board members will reach out to membership for support and participation


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