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Full Scale Coastal Experiments….from Flying Buoys to Caribou Hunters

Date and Location

Feb 8, 3-4pm, Dow 642

Presenter

Dr Guy Meadows, Univ of Michigan and adjunct professor, GMES

Abstract

Over the past several years, the Ocean Engineering Laboratory (OEL) of the University of Michigan has been involved in the design, fabrication and deployment of a wide variety of Great Lakes and coastal ocean environmental monitoring platforms. These platforms are all either, semi- or fully-autonomous in the execution of their respective missions and capable of producing real-time data.  The development of these platforms offers a glimpse into the possible future of advanced aquatic sensing and long term, open water, measurement persistence. Examples of the utilization of these and other environmental sensing platforms, many developed jointly with MTU, will be provided.  Applications to a variety of Great lakes and coastal ocean environments will be discussed including searching for evidence of Paleo-Indian occupation of what is now the submerged Alpena-Amberley, central ridge of Lake Huron.


Geology Club Meetings

Do you like rocks?
Want to go collecting in the Keweenaw?
Would you like to learn more about Geology first-hand?

Come to our next Geology Club Meeting
Every other Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Dow (632) Atrium (lake side)
All majors and levels welcome!

Spring Semester Meeting dates (every other Wednesday)
Jan 18
Feb 1, 8, 15, 29
March 14, 28
April 11


Wayne Pennington Named President of AGI

Wayne Pennington, chair of the geological and mining engineering and sciences department, has been named president of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI).

Pennington received degrees in geophysics and geology from Princeton University (BA in 1972), Cornell University (MS in 1976) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD in 1979). He has been a professor of geophysical engineering at Michigan Tech since 1994 and became GMES department chair in 2003.

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Patrick Manzoni Receives Platinum Corporate Sponsor Award

Graduate student Patrick Manzoni (GMES) received the platinum corporate sponsor award for his outstanding student abstract at the 54th annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, held in Anchorage, Alaska. Manzoni was selected as one of the three awardees based on his abstract, “Slope Stability Analysis of the Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala, Using Limit Equilibrium and Finite Element Method.” A review committee of three AEG members selected Manzoni’s abstract from more than 30 student abstracts. The fieldwork forming the basis of the research was conducted as part of the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) project.




Geology of Utah’s National Parks

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Geology of Utah’s National Parks – GE 5130
June 14–July 1 2011
Fourteen days of field-based activities in and around the national parks and monuments of eastern Utah – areas internationally recognized for their outstanding geology. Teachers learn to use maps, compasses, GPS, rock and mineral identification, geomorphology, subsurface geology, fossils, and basic engineering principles; learn how climate, sea level, and mountain building change the earth’s landscape, and how to recognize the record of change in rocks.