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    • July 23, 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • August 08, 2024
    • 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    6-Webinar Package: PG Review Course for the Practicing Geologist and ASBOG® Exam Candidate (900 mins.)

    You are registering for a six-part webinar series as noted below.  If you intended to enroll for a single date, please return to the home page calendar and select the date for any specific topic(s).

    Post-webinar recordings will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to the six-part webinar series, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to the first webinar scheduled for July 23.  Partial refunds will not be made for missed webinars.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of each webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone (audio), you must first join using a browser, and select Phone under Audio on Control Panel so your attendance is recorded and tied to your phone number.  No certificate(s) will be issued for individuals failing to follow this guidance.  Alternatively, you may join using the GoToWebinar mobile app. Don't wait until the day of the first webinar. Download and open it ahead of Tuesday, July 23.

    You will receive separate log-in credentials for EACH of the six webinar sessions, sent via GoToWebinar one week, one day, and one hour prior to the webinar.  It is important to keep organized so you readily locate appropriate log-in credentials.  Also, pay attention to the date noted in subject line and be sure to add to your calendar.

     


    Schedule

    Instructor biographies coming soon


    Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - Part One:  6:00-8:30 PM

    General and Field Geology, Geomorphology (75 mins.)

    Rachel O’Brien, PhD. P.G., Allegheny College

    Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (75 mins.)

    Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G., Kutztown University

     

    Thursday, July 25, 2024 - Part Two:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology (85 mins.)
    Tamra Schiappa, PhD, Slippery Rock University (awaiting confirmation)

    Seismology, Exploration Geophysics, and Well Logging (65 mins.)

    Thomas E. Jordan, PhD, P.G., Key Environmental, Inc.


    Tuesday, Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - Part Three:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Structural Geology and Tectonics (150 mins.)

    Daniel Harris, PhD, PennWest California



    Thursday, August 1, 2024 - Part Four:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Hydrogeology and Geochemistry (150 mins.)

    Kyle Fredrick, PhD, PennWest California

    Chris Mulry, PG, Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc.


    Tuesday, August 6, 2024 - Part Five:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Engineering Geology (150 mins.)

    Gary MB Kribbs, PG, AEON Geoscience, Inc.

    Matthew Morris, PG, Gannett Fleming, Inc.


    Thursday, August 8, 2024 - Part Six:  6:00-8:30 PM

    Economic and Resources Geology: Petroleum and Coal (75 mins.)

    Kristin Carter, PG, DCNR Geologic Survey

    Economic and Resources Geology: Mining (75 mins.)

    Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G., Kutztown University


    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the 6-part webinar series.


    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participants / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this 6-part webinar series are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts. The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist and PDH/CEU certificates will be awarded.
         During this 6-part webinar series, about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    • July 23, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register

    General, Field Geology, and Geomorphology (75 mins.)

    Rachel O’Brien, PhD, P.G., Allegheny College

    Mineralogy and Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology (75 mins.)

    Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G., Kutztown University

    Instructor bios coming soon

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted above.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone, please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.  

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participants / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructors

    Rachel O’Brien, Ph.D., P.G. - Rachel is a Professor of Geology and Department Chair at Allegheny College. She received her B.A. in geology from Colgate University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in geology from Washington State University. In between her degrees, she garnered a variety of professional experience. She has managed a soils research lab, worked in the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, and worked overseas at the Danish Geotechnical Institute. She also completed a pre- doctoral research appointment at Oak Ridge National Lab. Rachel teaches Physical Geology, Geologic Hazards, Field Geology, Geochemistry, and Hydrogeology. She is currently working with her students on a regional bedrock elevation map for northwestern PA.

    Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G. (Kutztown University) - Dr. Kurt Friehauf is an economic geologist and professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Friehauf earned a B.Sc. in geology from Colorado State University, a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University, and is a registered Professional Geologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He has worked as a gold exploration geologist (AK, CO, NM, NV) and as an underground mine geologist (AZ).  His research focuses on integrating detailed surface and underground geologic mapping and core logging with petrographic/geochemical analyses in the lab to understand ore-forming processes and develop practical exploration methods for finding ore deposits (Namibia Cu, China REE+Mo, West Papua Indonesia Cu+Au, Pennsylvania Fe, Arizona Cu+Au). 

    • July 25, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register

    Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology (85 mins.)

    Tamra Schiappa, PhD, Slippery Rock University

    Seismology, Exploration Geophysics, and Well Logging (65 mins.)

    Thomas E. Jordan, PhD, P.G., Key Environmental, Inc.


    Instructor bios coming soon


    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted above.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar.

    Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participants / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructors

    Tamra A. Schiappa, PhD (Slippery Rock University) - Tamra is a Professor of Geology and the Department Chairperson at Slippery Rock University. She specializes in Stratigraphy and Paleontology.  She currently serves as Past President of the Pittsburgh Geological Society for which she also served as President for three years, and Vice President for two years.  Dr. Schiappa received a B.S. in geology from SUNY Plattsburgh, a MS in Earth Science from Boise State Univ. and a Ph.D. in Geology from Univ. of Idaho. Her research involves Upper Paleozoic conodont and ammonoid biostratigraphy of northern Pangaea; development of the Cisuralian time scale; and stratigraphy and carbonate sedimentology. She is actively involved in an international effort to refine the Permian time scale and serves as one of 13 voting members on the International Commission on Permian Stratigraphy.  Working with a team of Permian scientists, she is assisting in understanding the tectonic development of the western margin of North America during the Upper Paleozoic and how climate change affected life during this time.

    Thomas E. Jordan, PhD, P.G. (Key Environmental, Inc.) - Dr. Tom Jordan is part-time teaching and research faculty at Youngstown State University and a Supervising Geologist / Geophysicist with Key Environmental, Inc. located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He has a B.A. in geology from Alfred University, an MS in geology from SUNY at Fredonia, and a Ph.D. in geology / geophysics from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Jordan is a licensed PG in 10 states by ASBOG examination or reciprocity and has over 30 years of professional experience working on geophysical projects for clients in forensic investigation, environmental, engineering, and the resource exploration sectors.

    • July 30, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 75
    Register

    Structural Geology and Tectonics (150 mins.)

    Daniel Harris, PhD, PennWest California

    Instructor bio coming soon

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as above noted.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone you will first need to connect using regular browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) before joining by telephone so the platform recognizes you are present.  Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participants / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructor

    Daniel Harris, PhD (PennWest California) - Daniel is an Associate Professor of Geology at PennWest California. He received his M.S. in Geochemistry from WVU in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Structural Geology from WVU in 2011. Before coming to PennWest California, Daniel worked as an adjunct lecturer at Bethany College, WV and WVU for several years. Daniel teaches a number of courses with a heavy emphasis on field work, including Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Field Methods in Geology, Field Camp, Computer Applications in Geology, Earth Resources, Introductory Geology, Geochemistry, and Petroleum Geology. His research focuses on Mesozoic tectonic reconstructions of Arctic Basins using field mapping and geochronologic sample analysis. Other research involves new methods in apatite geochronology and 24-hour fluctuations of heavy metal concentrations in acid mine-impacted streams.

    • August 01, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register


    Hydrogeology and Geochemistry

    Kyle Fredrick, PhD,  Pennsylvania Western University-California

    Chris Mulry, PG, Groundwater and Environmental Services, Inc

    Instructor bios coming soon

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as noted above.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone you will first need to connect using regular browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) before joining by telephone so the platform recognizes you are present.  Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts. As such, the course provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing, Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester, college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.


    About our instructors

    Kyle C. Fredrick, PhD ( Pennsylvania Western University-California) - Kyle is a Professor of Geology at  Pennsylvania Western University-California. He is the Treasurer of the Pittsburgh Geological Society for which he has also served as Vice President. He has a Ph.D. in Geology from University at Buffalo ('08), and a B.A. in Geology from University of Wisconsin - River Falls ('00). He teaches a wide variety of courses, primarily related to Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, and leads an annual field course through distant areas of geologic interest in the US. His research focuses on stream/groundwater interactions and modeling groundwater flow in regional aquifers. His current research includes surface water pollution and surface/groundwater interactions in streams in southwestern PA, and flooding of wetlands and lowland areas in Wisconsin. Other research interests include fluvial geomorphologic response to natural and anthropogenic flow changes and landslide susceptibility modeling.

    Christopher Mulry, P.G., Vice President (GES, Inc.) - Mr. Mulry is a Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist for GES, Inc. He has a diverse background in environmental investigations, risk management and the design, operation and maintenance of soil and groundwater remediation and management programs - primarily at petroleum facilities.  He has served with GES in various technical and managerial capacities since 1986 and has worked at project sites in the US and internationally.  Mr. Mulry has been responsible for completing investigative and remediation programs in a wide range of site settings with an emphasis on Conceptual Site Model development.  He has experience with direct sensing and geophysical tools and techniques as well as hydrogeologic evaluations in complex and fractured rock settings.  Mr. Mulry has presented technical topics on a wide range of subjects including fractured rock characterization, LNAPL behavior, natural source zone depletion, mass flux and petroleum vapor intrusion. He also leads an internal group of hydrogeologists at GES that focuses on technical innovation, quality and training.  Mr. Mulry is a licensed professional geologist in the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New York.  Mr. Mulry has a BS in Geology from the University of Delaware and an MS in Geology from the University of Maine.


    • August 06, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register

    Engineering Geology (150 mins.)

    Gary MB Kribbs, P.G., AEON Geoscience, Inc.

    Matthew Morris, P.G., Vice President, Geotechnical Practice Leader,

    Gannett Fleming, Inc.


    Instructor bios coming soon

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as above noted.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone you will first need to connect using regular browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) before joining by telephone so the platform recognizes you are present.  Please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructors

    Gary M. B. Kribbs, P.G., President (AEON Geoscience. Inc.) - Kribbs received a B.A. in geology and an M.S. in geology from the Univ. of Toledo. Registered as a P.G. in five states, he is a structural geologist with 40 years' experience. Kribbs has conducted numerous watershed evaluations with a specialty in spring source water hydrogeologic investigations for the private sector with a focus on deep structural aquifers. Kribbs has conducted numerous landslide and slope failure investigations in landslide terrain on PennDOT, VDOT and commercial developments, and other large earthworks projects throughout PA, OH, TX and VA. He has provided technical expertise for excavation, grading, and geologic hazard mitigations of sinkholes and karst features, and has conducted deep mine investigations for commercial, highway, and solid waste projects. Also, channel and sediment evaluations for dredge disposal for ACOE and local port authorities.

    Matthew Morris, P.G., Vice President, Geotechnical Practice Leader (Gannett Fleming, Inc.) - Matt is a Vice President and the Geotechnical Practice Leader with Gannett Fleming, Inc. located in Pittsburgh, PA. Matt holds a M.S. in Geology from Kent State University, B.S. in Geology and Earth Science from Clarion University, and obtained his P.G. via ASBOG examination in 2005. Matt is Past President of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists. Since joining Gannett Fleming in 1999, Matt has worked on a variety of transportation, dam, and other infrastructure projects across the United States. Matt has project experience in most engineering geology and geotechnical engineering subject areas, but specializes in rock and soil slope stability evaluation and mitigative design. He has been integrally involved in rock slope and landslide stabilization projects for various Departments of Transportation, Transit Authorities, Private Utility Agencies, and the Army Corps of Engineers.




    • August 08, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Webinar
    • 73
    Register

    Economic and Resources Geology: Petroleum and Coal (75 mins.)

    Kristin Carter, P.G., DCNR Geologic Survey

    Economic and Resources Geology: Mining (75 mins.)

    Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G., Kutztown University

    Instructor bios coming soon

    Please read:  After registering on our site you'll receive a PCPG confirmation email indicating Action Required in the subject line. Your registration is not complete until you click through the unique link in that email directing you to the GoToWebinar web site, where you'll enter your name, email address, consent to terms and conditions, and click the Register button.  Check your spam filter if you do not see the PCPG 'Action Required' mail within 60 seconds of registering, here.

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 150 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    You are registering for one webinar, as above noted.  A post-webinar recording will not be available.

    Our usual and customary cancellation policy applies to this webinar, and cancellation must be requested five business days prior to webinar date.  Refund will not be made for a missed webinar.

    Reference materials will be sent ahead of the webinar, with some handouts available during the live webinar. If joining by mobile phone, please be familiar with the GoToWebinar app's control panel so you readily locate the attachment download under the Handout tab.  

    Our instructors are wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after the webinar concludes.

    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Visit What others have said about this course.

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidates:
    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation. It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  The course also provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing Professional Geologist.
         During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester college course. The webinars are not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants usually take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.
         We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    About our instructors

    Kristin M. Carter, P.G., Assistant State Geologist (PA Geological Survey) - Kristin serves as Assistant State Geologist of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey (PAGS) and manages the Survey's Geological Resources Division. A native of Pennsylvania, she holds a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Lehigh University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology/Environmental Science (double major) from Allegheny College. Over the course of her nearly 30-year career in the private and public sectors, Kristin has applied her geologic knowledge to the aqueous geochemistry of surface and ground waters, contaminant hydrogeology, drinking water quality studies, oil and gas exploration and development, storage reservoir characterization, and carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) opportunities in the Appalachian basin and greater Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Kristin has worked as a petroleum geologist for the PAGS since 2001, and her current research efforts involve unconventional petroleum reservoir and storage reservoir characterization, subsurface stratigraphy and CCUS. Kristin passed the Pennsylvania Professional Geologist test in 1998 and is acknowledged as a Certified Petroleum Geologist by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

    Kurt Friehauf, PhD, P.G. (Kutztown University) - Dr. Kurt Friehauf is an economic geologist and professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Friehauf earned a B.Sc. in geology from Colorado State University, a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University, and is a registered Professional Geologist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He has worked as a gold exploration geologist (AK, CO, NM, NV) and as an underground mine geologist (AZ).  His research focuses on integrating detailed surface and underground geologic mapping and core logging with petrographic/geochemical analyses in the lab to understand ore-forming processes and develop practical exploration methods for finding ore deposits (Namibia Cu, China REE+Mo, West Papua Indonesia Cu+Au, Pennsylvania Fe, Arizona Cu+Au).

    • February 27, 2025
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center 800 East Park Drive Harrisburg, PA
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    • December 31, 2025
    • December 31, 2029

    Barbara J. Dunst, P.G., C.P.G. Memorial Fund

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    Dear PCPG Community,

    Barb passed away unexpectedly at Akron General Hospital on August 29, 2022.

    PCPG extends its deepest condolences to her husband Brian, their four children, her professional colleagues at Musser Engineering, Inc., where she was employed as Senior Regional Director, and all in the geologic community who had the privilege and honor to know and work with Barb throughout her career.

    With her husband’s support and guidance, PCPG plans to establish a memorial initiative honoring Barb’s boundless energy and passion both for PCPG, and geology.

    A champion of PCPG’s mission, Barb was currently serving as Communications Committee co-chair and past president. She spent nearly a decade sharing her passion through service to PCPG. While winding down her term this year, she continued to be a dedicated participant preparing for PCPG’s November strategic planning session and recently delivered the Economic Geology-Mining component of the PCPG PG Review Course webinar series. Barb served two 3-year terms as an elected board member (2013-2018), five years as Membership Services chair (2014-2018), President Elect (2019), and two 1-year terms PCPG President (2020, 2021).

    Barb will be dearly missed by the PCPG community and will be remembered in many ways, but perhaps most notably by our members as a friendly, well-respected Professional Geologist who was a continuous source of wonderful ideas – ideas that greatly strengthened and advanced our organization.

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    • January 01, 2026
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