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    • August 29, 2022
    • 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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    • February 13, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 195
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    Quantitative applications of sUAS (drone) technology in monitoring recent and historical mass wasting/landslide events, Colorado USA

    Presenter

    Gregory S. Baker, PhD

    Professor of Geology
    Dept of Physical & Environmental Sciences
    Colorado Mesa University

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 60 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    Level: Basic/General

    Who should attend:  This webinar is designed for a broad audience. General geoscience terminology will be used. Specific drone-related vocabulary will be explained during the webinar.

    Webinar Overview:  Utilization of time-lapse spatial differencing—where magnitudes of surface topography changes can be quantified in three dimensions by comparing digital surface models from multiple time periods—is becoming more common. The availability and acquisition of 3D surface topography via LiDAR, drone-based structure-from-motion (SfM), or related techniques has increased exponentially in the previous decade.

    A prerequisite to time-lapse spatial differencing is having “before” data from a time period prior to an event being studied, such as mass wasting, as well as the more-frequently collected data after an event. As the cost burden of LiDAR and SfM have decreased and the availability of “before” datasets has increased, time-lapse spatial differencing analyses are more readily available. Examples will be presented from two case studies. The first will be time-lapse spatial differencing results from a LiDAR-SfM comparison at the site of the 2014 West Salt Creek Landslide in Western Colorado, USA, highlighting a decade of post-slide movement and slope adjustment.

    The second case-study will present data from several steep-sided stream drainages impacted during the 2020 Pine Gulch Fire in Western Colorado, USA, and the volume and geometry of resulting fire-related slope movement.

    About our presenter:  Dr. Greg Baker received his BS and MS degrees from Lehigh University and his PhD from Dr. Don Steeples at the University of Kansas in 1999. He considers himself an applied geologist—meaning field work and hypothesis testing in real world situations are paramount—and his principle tools fall into the “remote sensing” category including techniques such as shallow seismic imaging, ground penetrating radar, and quantitative sUAS (drone) photogrammetry. Dr. Baker has over two decades of research at the R-1 level (his work has been cited over 1400 times with an h-index of 21), but his passion has always been in teaching; thus, his current position as Professor of Geology at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, is exactly the right fit with a world-class outdoor classroom.

    He has been a participant in large-scale projects including: superfund sites (e.g., identifying uranium groundwater contamination at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee USA); large mining sites (e.g., protecting water resources near the Los Azules copper mine, San Juan Argentina); DoD remediation (Forts Richardson & Wainwright in Alaska USA), and climatology (e.g., Holocene evolution of parabolic dunes, White River Badlands, South Dakota; mapping ice/water transport, Matanuska Glacier, Alaska USA).


    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, 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' email within 60 seconds of registering, here; or ask IT to release the Email.  If you use Gmail, our system workflow emails are received into some other Gmail folder.  Please check all Gmail folders and white-list @pcpg.org emails.


    • February 28, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center 800 East Park Drive Harrisburg, PA
    • 64
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    Annual Meeting, Education Program, Networking and Barb Dunst Memorial Fund Bottle Auction


    The Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center

    Ballroom A/B/C

    800 East Park Drive
    Harrisburg, PA  17111


    Overview 

    8:30-9:30 AM:  Doors open. Registration, Networking and Morning Refreshments

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Vincent Carbone, P.G. (PCPG President)

    PADEP Land Recycling Program Updates/Risk Assessment Pitfalls

    Mike Maddigan, Environmental Program Manager (PADEP)

    Brie Sterling, Environmental Group Manager (PADEP)

    Hydrothermal Porosity as a "Sequesploration" Target

    Randall Hunt, Senior CCUS Geoscientist (Battelle) & Owner, Hunt Geophysical


    Luncheon & Networking

    Bedford County Emergency Landslide Mitigation - Pennsylvania State Route 26

    Matthew B. Morris, P.G., Vice President and Geotechnical Practice Leader (Gannett Fleming)

    Development of the Modern Coal Mining Regulatory Framework and Ongoing Program Initiatives

    Seth Pelepko, P.G., Division Manager, Division of Environmental Analysis and Support (DEP Bureau of Mining Programs)

    Licensing Update for Pennsylvania Geologists

    Martin F. Helmke, PhD, PG

    Member, State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists

    4:30:  Announcements, Adjournment

    4:35-6:00:  Barbara Dunst Memorial Fund Bottle Auction Fundraiser & Continental Drifters Reception

    Download Bottle Auction flyer

    Hotel Room Block:  Best Western is offering a PCPG-rate of $99.95++ for the nights of Monday, February 27 and/or Tuesday, February 28.  Check-in is 3 PM and check-out is 11 AM. This rate does not include breakfast, and the rate expires January 16 or when sold-out.  To make your reservation online, visit the PCPG reservation link, or telephone Best Western by dialing (717) 561-2800 and asking for the PA Council of Professional Geologists room rate. The rate has a 72-hour cancellation policy.



    • February 28, 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center 800 East Park Drive Harrisburg, PA
    • 20
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    Emotional Intelligence and Communication for Students and Young Professionals


    Dr. Scott Snyder

    Samaritan Consulting Group

    Note: This session is held concurrently with our Annual Meeting. Registration Fee for this break-out session includes the full Annual Meeting program Do not register separately for our Annual Meeting. This session is only open to students and young professionals.

    Seating is limited to the first 20 enrollments.

    If attending only this session, it begins at 10:45 AM and ends at 2:30 with lunch from Noon - 1:15. You will return to Ballroom A/B/C for lunch but your participation in the full program in Ballroom A/B/C prior to 10:45 and after 2:30 is included in this registration. Download Annual Meeting agenda.


    The Best Western Central Hotel & Conference Center

    Heritage Room

    10:45 AM - 2:30 PM (lunch included)

    800 East Park Drive
    Harrisburg, PA  17111

    Overview:  The Emotional Intelligence and Communication presentation being offered is a highly interactive, two tier approach to address the communication skills of the participants to help recognize how to control and leverage emotions to be more effective with their business and personal communications.  Ultimately improving emotional intelligence, it allows one to be heard more accurately, inspire and augment overall confidence in interactions with superiors, clients and peers.

    Part 1 of the Emotional Intelligence & Communication training is to work with the participants to develop an understanding of emotional intelligence and how it can benefit them in communicating successfully.

    It will include:

    • What is, and the need for, Emotional Intelligence in the workplace

    • Understanding the 5 cogs of Emotional Intelligence

    • Emotional balance and applications

    Part 2 of the presentation is to take what is learned in Part 1 and begin to apply for effective communications.  This interactive discussion will include:

    • Applying Emotional Intelligence to communications, both written and oral

    • Different scenario discussions, in positive and negative circumstance when dealing with superiors, clients and peers and how to respond appropriately.

    • Putting it all together to practice in daily routines

    At the end of the presentation the participant will have begun to create a foundation for future growth and development in their career paths by communicating professionally, and with confidence, in both written and oral formats.

     

    About our Presenter: Dr. Scott Snyder (Samaritan Consulting Group) - Scott has an extensive background in health care practice and administration, as well as in developing mentorship and organizational development programs for small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He has a talent for launching innovative programs and services that generate multiple revenue streams while meeting needs of clients and providers. In his 30-plus years of experience, Scott has excelled at designing growth strategies, and developing mentorship and teammate engagement/retention programs that deliver long-term success. The ability to attract, mentor and retain employees in an organization while developing a defined workplace culture is especially important to Scott in his role as director of consulting at Samaritan. As part of his role as director, he provides consulting services for leadership growth, organizational development and executive searches.

    • March 23, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 265

    Tentative date and time is listed but subject to change. Registration will open in late-January.

    Geomorphology, river incision, and earthquakes in Lancaster and York Counties, PA

    Presenter

    Frank J. Pazzaglia, Professor
    Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sci.
    Lehigh University

    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 60 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    Level:  Advanced

    Who should attend: 

    Webinar Overview: 

    Intraplate seismicity in the central and eastern United States (CEUS) is concentrated in several seismic zones, among which is the Reading-Lancaster Seismic Zone in southeastern Pennsylvania.  This seminar will discuss how geomorphic markers, including an inversion of fluvial topography, can be used to detect subtle crustal strains driven by active faulting. 

    Geomorphic studies in the Reading-Lancaster seismic zone (RLSZ) and central Virginia seismic zone (CVSZ) focus on paleo-geodetic geomorphic markers such as river terraces, transient knickpoints, catchment-wide erosion rates, channel response times, and the predicted elevation of steady-state channel profiles to document non-uniform rock uplift as a measure of persistent, accumulated crustal strain due to fault slip.  These measures directly address two critical knowledge gaps particularly acute in the plate interior setting of the central and eastern US (CEUS): (1) lack of a long-term fault slip time series in zones of known seismicity and (2) known locations of locked seismogenic faults with no historic slip history. For (1), this study shows that the crust has been deformed, and there is a topographic or geomorphic record of non-uniform rock and surface uplift in both the CVSZ and RLSZ. Insofar that this deformation aligns with known structural or geologic features, it is concluded that plate tectonic stresses are generating focused strains that rupture favorably-oriented faults that may have multiple century to millennial-scale recurrence intervals.  For (2), this study demonstrates that locations of known, historic seismicity generates a rock and uplift signal that is discernible from the background noise of rock-erodibility and transience in the channel-hillslope system for catchments that share the same base level fall history.  As a result, the methods and approach described in this research is portable to other parts of the CEUS as a tool to discover locked, but seismogenic faults that have a pre-historic slip record. 

    About our presenter: 



    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, 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' email within 60 seconds of registering, here; or ask IT to release the Email.  If you use Gmail, our system workflow emails are received into some other Gmail folder.  Please check all Gmail folders and white-list @pcpg.org emails.


    • April 20, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 222
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    Basement Structure of the Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania

    Presenter

    Kyle Homman, M.Sc

    Seismic Network Manager

    Pennsylvania State Seismic Network


    PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 60 minutes, within 72 hours of the conclusion of the webinar.

    Level:  General - Intermediate

    Who should attend:  Geoscientists, geophysicists, anyone interested in the structure of the crystalline basement.

    Webinar Overview: 

    This talk will present the results from the depth to basement across Pennsylvania using seismological methods.  This research provides insights into the historical tectonic forces in the region, as well as present day structure of the basement in Pennsylvania.

    About our presenter:  Kyle Homman is the seismic network manager for the Pennsylvania State Seismic Network. He received his M.Sc in geosciences at Penn State in 2015 and is currently finishing a Ph.D in geosciences at Penn State. His current research involves utilizing seismic data to investigate crustal structure and tectonic stresses the eastern United States.

    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, 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' email within 60 seconds of registering, here; or ask IT to release the Email.  If you use Gmail, our system workflow emails are received into some other Gmail folder.  Please check all Gmail folders and white-list @pcpg.org emails.


    • September 30, 2023
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    To order a replacement certificate for a previously attended PCPG event, please complete the order form and remit payment.

    Replacement will occur only if attendee initialed the sign-in/sign-out sheet.

    During busy periods, certificate replacement may take 7-10 days.

    Questions? Contact Rose Jeffries by phoning (717) 730-9745.





 

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