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Monday, September 16, 2019

 

-Plenary Session

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Keri Nutter, CPG, AIPG 2019 National President
Jonathan Kim Ph.D., P.G. - Vermont Geological Survey
Keith Klepeis Ph.D., Department of Geology, University of Vermont

 

-Networking Break - Visit Posters and Exhibitors
10:00 am – 10:30 am

 

-Poster Session

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Poster Presenters

SMART WATER-CO2 FLOODING IN LOW-PERMEABLE BARTLESVILLE SANDSTONE CORES BEARING HEAVY OIL: EXPERIMENTAL AND SIMULATION STUDY
Hasan Al-Saedi, SA, Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, hnav36@mst.edu; Ralph Flori, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

THE ROLE OF CRYSTAL AND SOIL GEOCHEMISTRY FOR THE FORMATION OF ORE DEPOSITS
Monike Distefano, SA, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO, monikemusser@gmail.com; Uwe Kackstaetter, Ph.D., Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO


ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR MODELING PROBLEMS IN GEOSCIENCE
Matthew Fauerbach, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, grubaugh.kameron@aol.com; Samuel Humphries, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; John Lee, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; William Nevils, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; Bryce Wilkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Theodore Hromadka II, AS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY


PREDICTING NITROGEN REMOVAL IN AGRICULTURAL WETLAND BUFFERS USING TRAITS OF THE PLANT COMMUNITY
Juliana Flint, SA, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, jflin002@plattsburgh.edu; Mary Alldred, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY; Rich Spindler, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY


URANIUM-LEAD DATING OF PETRIFIED WOOD IN THE TURKANA BASIN
Kevin Hatton, SA, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Kevin.Hatton@stonybrook.edu; Troy Rasbury, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; Katie Wooton, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

REASSESSING THE SURFICIAL GEOLOGY AND DEGLACIAL CHRONOLOGY OF THE LOWER SARANAC VALLEY, NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK USING HIGH-RESOLUTION LIDAR ELEVATION AND HILLSHADE MODELS
Mark Heyer, SA, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, mheye001@plattsburgh.edu; David Franzi, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY


USING TAYLOR SERIES TO ASSESS GOODNESS OF GROUNDWATER MODELS
Theodore Hromadka II, AS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, grubaugh.kameron@aol.com; Kameron Grubaugh, Hromadka & Associates, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


REDEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCE RESTORATION OF 78 CORPORATE CENTER, LEBANON BOROUGH, HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Randy Kertes, PG, CPG, Nautilus Environmental Group, LLC, Princeton Junction, NJ, rkertes@nautilusenvgroup.com


ASSESSING LAND USE/LAND COVER (LULC) CHANGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY USING MACHINE LEARNING, MARKOV CHAIN MODEL AND GIS; A CASE STUDY ON OLD WOMAN CREEK (OWC) WATERSHED, OHIO
Israel Olaoye, SA, Kent State University, Kent, OH, iolaoye@kent.edu; Dr. Joseph Ortiz, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Dr. Anne Jefferson, Kent State University, Kent, OH; Dr. Rem Confessor, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH


TEXTURAL AND COMPOSITIONAL VARIANCE OF IN-SITU LITHOLOGIES IN THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE MARCY MASSIF
Jarret Pidgeon, SA, SUNY Plattsburgh, South Glens Falls, NY, jpidg001@plattsburgh.edu

 

-Session 1A  Geo-Ethics 


10:30 am – 11:00 am
THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEOSCIENCE ETHICS
CODES

David Abbott, CPG, Consulting Geologist, Denver, CO, dmageol@msn.com      

11:00 am – 11:30 am
EMERGING ISSUES PRESENTED BY GEOETHICS

David Abbott, CPG, Consulting Geologist, Denver, CO, dmageol@msn.com

11:30 am – 12:00 noon
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ETHICS AND INDUSTRY

Jessica Davey, YP, MHA Petroleum Consultants, LLC, Denver, CO, davey.jessica7@gmail.com

   

-Session 1B – Young Professionals 


10:30 am – 11:00 am

DEVELOPING AND STRENGTHENING MENTORSHIPS WITHIN THE GEOSCIENCES: A BOND TO UNITE PROFESSIONALS AND THEIR SUCCESSORS

Brandy Barnes, YP, Draper Aden Associates, Raleigh, NC, bmbarnes@daa.com 
 
11:00 am – 11:30 am
BUILDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE

Stephen Baker, MEM, Operation Unite, Nevada City, CA, stevebaker@operationunite.co

11:30 am – 12:00 noon
Young Professional's Entering the Work Force - Panel Discussion 



12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Lunch Buffet with Keynote Speaker - Marjorie Gale, State Geologist of Vermont

-Session 2A – Orogenesis and Mining - Appalachians to the Alps


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
INVESTIGATING AND REMEDIATING ABANDONED HARD-ROCK MINES IN THE VERMONT COPPER BELT

Andy Boeckeler, Nobis Group, Concord, NH, aboeckeler@nobis-group.com; Ed Hathaway, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA
 
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ABANDONED ADIT INVESTIGATION AND CLOSURE DESIGN AT THE ELY COPPER MINE SUPERFUND SITE, VERSHIRE, VERMONT

Jennifer Lambert, Nobis Group, Concord, NH, jlambert@nobis-group.com; Andy Boeckeler, Nobis Group, Concord, NH; Jeff Kadegis, Nobis Group, Concord, NH; Ed Hathaway, EPA Region 1, Boston, MA; Brett Kay, Nobis Group, Concord, NH

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

A Transect through the European Alps - Geologic discoveries during the 34mi Brenner Base Tunnel Engineering and other highlights
Uwe Kackstaetter, Ph.D., MEM, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Denver, CO,
kackstae@msudenver.edu

 

-Session 2B – Hydrology


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

LAKE IRON NODULES - AN "INDEX MINERAL" TO ASSESS SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENT QUALITY CHANGES OVER TIME IN NEW ENGLAND LAKES AND PONDS

Jonathan Higgins, CPG, Higgins Environmental Associates, Inc., Amesbury, MA, higginsenv@comcast.net

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ESTIMATING WATER BUDGET COMPONENTS AT THE SWEETWATER WETLANDS, TUCSON, AZ

Brianna Rupkalvis, SA, University of Arizona, Tucson Water, Tucson, AZ, brupka01@email.arizona.edu; Dick Thompson, Tucson Water, Tucson, AZ 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
RECENTLY PATENTED INNOVATIVE MINING TOOLS TO EXTRACT CONTAMINANTS, NUTRIENTS, AND SEDIMENTS FROM SURFACE WATER BODIES

Jonathan Higgins, CPG, Higgins Environmental Associates, Inc., Amesbury, MA, higginsenv@comcast.net

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm - Networking Break and Visit Exhibitors

  

-Session 3A – Environmental Remediation/New Technology


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

CONCEPTUAL SITE MODELS - PRINCIPLES AND KEY LEARNINGS FOR DETERMINING ACCURATE GEOLOGIC AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS AT ENVIRONMENTAL SITES

Don Mullis, CPG, Tetra Tech, Annapolis, MD, don.mullis@tetratech.com; Ed Dolan, Tetra Tech, Westford, MA

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
BANKRUPTCY REMEDIATION TRUSTS - A NEW PRP PARADIGM IN TODAY'S MARKETPLACE
David Heidlauf,
CPG, Ramboll, Geneva, IL, dheidlauf@ramboll.com

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

WASP AND LSASF INVESTIGATION IN SANDSTONE RESERVOIR
Hasan Al-Saedi, SA, Rolla, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, hnav36@mst.edu

-Session 3B  Geologic Processes


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

THE CRETACEOUS SYSTEM OF NORTH-CENTRAL TEXAS - STRUCTURE, STRATIGRAPHY AND GEOTECHNICAL PROBLEMS
Robert Font,
CPG, Parker, TX, robertfontphd@gmail.com

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

THE FORMATION OF HERKIMER DIAMONDS
William Hoisington, MEM, Danbury, NH, healertalk@comcast.net

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PHOTOGRAPHIC CORE-LOGGING MANUALS: DEVELOPMENT AND USE
Frank Ettensohn, CPG, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, fettens@uky.edu

5:00 pm 5:30 pm
USING THE METHOD OF FUNDAMENTAL SOULTIONS TO MODEL ALGID SOIL FREEZING FRONT PROPAGATION

Samuel Humphries, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, grubaugh.kameron@aol.com; Matthew Fauerbach, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; John Lee, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; William Nevils, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; Bryce Wilkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Theodore Hromadka II, AS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY  


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

 

-Session 4A – Innovative Technologies in Economic Geology


8:30 am – 9:00 am

TBA
 
9:00 am – 9:30 am

ROBOMINERS
Marko Komac,
European Federation of Geologists, Brussels, m.komac@telemach.net

9:30 am – 10:00 am
ON SOLID GROUND: PREVENTATIVE AND RESPONSIVE GEOTECHNICAL AND STRUCTURAL MITIGATION OF GEOLOGIC HAZARDS IMPACTING OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION

Charles Hubbard, CPG, Braun Intertec Corporation, Big Horn, WY, chubbard@braunintertec.com

-Session 4B – Economic Geology


8:30 am – 9:00 am
THE GEOLOGY AND RESOURCE OF THE GREENS CREEK MINE, ADMIRALTY ISLAND, ALASKA

Paul Jensen, CPG, Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company, Juneau, AK, pjensen@hecla-mining.com
 
9:00 am – 9:30 am
THE GEOLOGY AND ECONOMICS OF THE KENTUCKY CRUSHED STONE INDUSTRY 
Donald K. Lumm, Ph.D., CPG., D.K. Lumm Geological Consulting, Lexington, KY, dslumm@windstream.net
 
9:30 am – 10:00 am
VANADIUM; THE METAL, THE MARKETS, AND THE MINES THAT WILL PRODUCE IT

Matthew Rhoades, CPG, St. George Tanaq Environmental Corporation, Overland Park, KS, rhoadesgeo1@gmail.com

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am - Networking Break/Visit Poster and Exhibitors

 

-Session 5A  Environmental Remediation


10:30 am – 11:00 am
DESALINIZATION OF BRINE CONTAMINATION IN LOW-PERMEABLE SOILS USING ELECTROKINETICS: AN OIL-FIELD BRINE SPILL CASE STUDY

Brent Huntsman, CPG, Terran Corporation, Beavercreek, OH, behuntsman@terrancorp.com; Christopher Athmer, Terran Corporation, Beavercreek, OH

11:00 am – 11:30 am
THE RE-BIRTH OF AN AREA ICON IN WYOMISSING, PENNSYLVANIA

Joseph Kraycik, MEM, Environmental Standards, Inc., Valley Forge, PA, jkraycik@envstd.com; Stephen Brower, MEM, Environmental Standards, Inc., Valley Forge, PA

11:30 am – 12:00 noon
IN SITU CONTAINMENT OF PFAS USING COLLOIDAL ACTIVATED CARBON

Alana Miller, Regenesis, Brooklyn, NY, amiller@regenesis.com; Kristen Thoreson

-Session 5B – Engineering Geology/Hazards 


10:30 am – 11:00 am
TERRAIN UNIT AND GEOHAZARDS MAPPING, ARCTIC STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION AND RESOURCES (ASTAR) PROJECT, NORTH SLOPE, ALASKA

Hans Hoffman, CPG, ASRC Energy Services, Anchorage, AK, hahoffman@asrcenergy.com; Trent Hubbard, Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division, Fairbanks, AK, trent.hubbard@alaska.gov; Susan Wilson, CPG, 3rd Rock Consulting, Wasilla, AK, susan.wilson@3rdrockconsultingak.com

11:00 am – 11:30 am
CAN WE SUCCESSFULLY FORECAST EARTHQUAKES? THE OMEGA-THEORY

Marko Komac, European Federation of Geologists, Brussels, m.komac@telemach.net; Jure Žalohar PhD, Quantectum d.o.o., Ljubljana; Uroš Herlec, Quantectum d.o.o., Ljubljana

11:30 am – 12:00 noon
TBA

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm - Networking Lunch Buffet 

 

-Session 6A – Sustainable Geologic Applications


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
GEOTHERMAL CLOSED LOOPS - PUSHING THE DEPTH ENVELOPE

John Kastrinos, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Boston, MA, jkastrinos@haleyaldrich.com; Christopher Jones, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Manchester, NH; Tracey Ogden, Tracey A. Ogden, Consultant, Lowell, MA

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
ENERGY, SUSTAINABILITY AND SHIFTING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE

Mayor Tony Giunta, PG, CPG, The Nobis Group, Concord, NH, TGiunta@nobis-group.com

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
ASSESSING AND IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY IN CONVENTIONAL REMEDIATION METHODS

Mehmet Pehlivan, MEM, Bays Environmental Remediation Management, Ladera Ranch, CA, mp@baysgrp.net

 

-Networking Break and Visit Exhibitors