|March 18th meeting of the Pittsburgh Geological Society presents
| "Factors controlling karst development in the Great Valley of Maryland"
presented by David K. Brezinski Ph.D., Appalachian Stratigrapher/Paleontologist, Maryland Geologic Survey
This month our speaker, David K. Brezinski, who is the Appalachian stratigrapher and paleontologist for the Maryland
Geological Survey, will address karst development within the Frederick Valley of Maryland. Karst features
such as springs, dolines and sinkholes are controlled largely by stratigraphic susceptibility and anthropogenic
activity as well as fracture orientation. Fault traces show notable incidences of springs and active sinkhole alignment,
while fold axes can be the location of intense karst feature proliferation. His work in the Frederick Valley will
be of interest to workers in limestone terrains. See his paper on this subject at
Our speaker's biography and abstract provides more information for this presentation.
THG Geophysics Workshop
THG Geophysics will be offering a workshop titled: 'Optimizing the Use of Geophysical Data'.
This workshop is a client-oriented seminar focused on helping the end users of geophysical
surveys to optimize the results of geophysical surveys on their projects.
Join colleagues in geological, environmental, engineering, construction and archaeological
fields as we discuss ways to improve your use of geophysical surveys on your projects. The 8 credit
hour workshop will take place on March 30, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Comfort Inn Conference
Center located at 699 Rodi Road in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
Registration will be $300, and includes a continental breakfast and lunch with coffee breaks.
The workshop will review the theory, processing, and applications of commonly used geophysical techniques.
A special emphasis will made to help you understand the advantages, and limitations of different techniques.
Finally, we will focus on geophysical data interpretation and the assumptions involved; helping you to become
more knowledgeable with reported datasets and how best to utilize them
If you are interested in participating, please contact Kate McKinley at THG Geophysics at
(724) 325-3996 or email at email@example.com .
See the meeting flyer .
PGS Meetings |
March 18, 2015 - Dr. Dave Brezinski of the Maryland Geologic Survey will present his work on the karst terrain in Frederick
and Hagerstown Counties, Maryland.
April 15, 2015 - 13th Annual Student Night.
May 2015 - To be announced.
| 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
firstname.lastname@example.org, please title as "PGS
Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, January 19th. Meeting will be held at the Foster’s 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.
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
for a map.
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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 .|
PGS Spring 2015 Student Field Workshop
The PGS once again invites students of geology & engineering geology to attend the 11th
installment of the "Student Field Workshop". See our flyer for
all the details. Workshop will be held Saturday April 4, 2015, at California University of Pennsylvania. The time will be
9 AM to late afternoon. Registration is limited so sign up ASAP.
13th Annual Student Night
Students, please consider taking advantage of an
opportunity to present your research and compete for a cash reward in
this sponsored event from PGS, AEG, and ASCE, at
the 13th Annual Student Night on Wednesday, April
15 at Foster’s Restaurant, #10 Foster Plaza, Greentree.
Teachers, print out this flyer to
put up on your bulletin board.
Abstracts of 300 words or less should be emailed to Dr.
Kyle Fredrick at email@example.com by Monday,
March 15, 2014 for consideration.
PGS 2015 So You Want to be a Geologist Workshop
On Saturday, March 28, PGS is again hosting the "So You Want to be a Geologist" workshop. The workshop is geared to all
students who will someday be working in a geological or geologically-related field and will focus on various subjects
that are important to students. Among the subjects discussed are a) academic needs, b) professional sectors, c) licensing
and ethics, d) advice for job seekers, and e) advice for new professionals.
The workshop will be held on Washington’s Landing on the north shore of Pittsburgh from 9:00 to 4:00. Dress is casual
and there is no charge for the workshop. Lunch will be provided by PGS.
The workshop space is limited. Please indicate your full name, school, and year in
school e.g. junior, senior. Although any current student is eligible to attend, preference will be given to those preparing
to graduate should the interest exceed the limit.
Contact information is provided in the PGS newsletter.
| Were there dinosaurs in Western Pennsylvania?
Yes, dinosaurs walked on the land and left behind their footprints and bones, but unfortunately
this evidence has been eroded away long ago. It is difficult to imagine the enormous amount of soil and rock
that has been carried away by weathering processes in the 60 million years since the end of Cretaceous time.
Scientists have estimated that a layer of rock over a mile thick has been eroded since the beginning of the
Mesozoic Age and with it all traces of the dinosaurs.
See Dr. John Harpers more thorough explanation for more information.