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........March 19th PGS Meeting presents Susan Eaton speaking on "A Geoscientist in Antarctica: Following in Shackleton's Footsteps One Hundred Years Later"...............  
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March 19th meeting.
  PGS March 19th meeting will present Susan Eaton, AWG Distinguished Lecturer, speaking on "A Geoscientist in Antarctica: Following in Shackleton's Footsteps One Hundred Years Later"  

Join us to listen to a first hand account of her journeys to Anartica. Susan is the Antarctic-Explorer-in-Residence for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists ("AAPG") and the Houston Geological Society ("HGS"). Susan is sponsored for this trip to Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Geological Society and the Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG).

See our Speaker's abstract and biography for more information.
 
  Come join us at our PGS Meetings

Our meetings start at 6:00 pm with a social hour, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm. Dinner will cost $25.00/person, dinner for students is $5.00; checks preferred. For this month's meeting, reservations should be emailed to Steve McGuire at pgsreservations@gmail.com, please title as "PGS Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, Mar 17th. If you are unable to use email, call (412) 809-6723 and leave your name and number of reservations needed. Meeting will be held at the Fosterís Restaurant, Foster Plaza Building 10, 680 Andersen Dr, Greentree. See map for our meeting place. Suggested attire is business casual. Students and guests are welcome, you need not be a member to attend our meetings and its okay to just drop by for the speaker presentation at 8 pm.

Directions:
From Pittsburgh: Parkway West to Green Tree-Crafton Exit. Bear left at exit and left again onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

From Airport and I 79: Parkway West towards Pittsburgh, exit at Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon Exit. Turn left onto Greentree Road, make left at 1st traffic light onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

Or go to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&sll=40.440676,-80.007248&sspn=0.127773,0.22007&q=foster%27s+restaurant+and+catering&near=pittsburgh+pa&latlng=40440556,-79996111,5411451826638810477 for a map.

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PGS Dinner Meeting Fee
Attention PG's! Attend our dinner and meeting to receive a continuing education credit.
 
The PGS is proud to be an affiliated society with the AAPG .
 
 
 
 
STUDENT FIELD WORKSHOP

PGS will be sponsoring the Student Field Workshop this coming Spring 2014 (Saturday at the end of March or beginning of April). The Workshop will take place at California University of Pennsylvania. The Workshop will include:
- Soil & Rock drilling demonstration
- Sample collection
- Basic groundwater sampling procedures
- Basic soil/rock descriptions

An informal rock coring demonstration on the Friday before the actual Workshop. We have been listening to comments and suggestions from past students and will be including more real world scenarios.

We are limiting the number of attendees to 30 (no more than 8 per college/university) so watch the PGS Newsletter for registration information. If you have any pre-registration questions or comments, please contact Frank Benacquista at fbenacquista@kuresources.com .

 
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12th ANNUAL STUDENT NIGHT

Students, please consider taking advantage of an opportunity to present your research and compete in this sponsored event from PGS, AEG, and ASCE, at the 12th Annual Student Night on Wednesday, April 23 at Fosterís Restaurant, #10 Foster Plaza, Greentree. If you have been conducting undergraduate or graduate research in any geologically or geotechnically related field, here is an opportunity to show off your work to members of the three societies, and receive the benefits that go along with it. Students that present their original research grow from the experience by improving their public speaking skills, networking with professionals and experts in their fields, and even a cash award!

Abstracts of 300 words or less should be emailed to Dr. Kyle Fredrick at kyle.fredrick@calu.edu by Monday, March 17, 2014 for consideration.

 
 

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