Richard H. Jahns 2023 Lecture Series

PLEASE NOTE: Earlier Meeting Date

Wednesday • April 5th 2023 • 5:30 PM

Location: Old Market Pub and Brewery

6959 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97223



5:30 – 6:30 pm (Social)

6:30 – 7:00 pm (Dinner)

7:00 pm (Presentation)


Tuesday • May 16th 2023 • 5:30 PM

Student Poster Night!

Presentation Topic: Geoethics is at the Heart of of Engineering Geoscience

There is no reason for engineering geology to exist as a profession if we do not provide society with useful and reliable information about the Earth.  This talk will focus on a few case studies that illustrate the “primacy principle” that in our professional work, the health, safety, and wellbeing of the public are paramount.  The ethical practice of engineering geology requires a firm commitment to the truth and to the responsible conduct of geoscience in the public interest.

Presentation Speaker: Vince Cronin, Ph. D

Dr. Cronin was a university-level geoscience educator from 1988 until May, 2022, retiring as an emeritus professor. He was selected as the Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for 2022-23 by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist and Geological Society of America. He continues to edit the AGI/NAGT Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology (11th & 12th editions). He also is writing a book on plate kinematics, writes and lectures about geoethics, and conducts research on seismogenic faults. He is the North American Coordinator for the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

Message from the Oregon Chapter Chair

April, 2023

Hello Oregon Chapter!

The days are getting longer, plants are starting to bud out, and we’re nearing our final speaker presentation before our summer break.  We’ve very excited to close out our presentation series with a talk from Dr. Vince Cronin, the current AEG Jahns Lecturer. Because we’re coordinating Dr. Cronin’s trip with the Nisqually and Puget sound chapters, our April meeting is much earlier than normal – on Wednesday April 5. Dr. Croinin will be speaking on geoethics and its importance to delivering quality geoscience.  I’m sure it will give us all some things to think about as we move forward into field work season.

Looking ahead, May 16th will be our annual Student Night. We will be welcoming students from multiple colleges and universities to give poster presentations and talk about their work with our members. More information is available in the student night flyer on how to apply. If you’re no longer a student, we’re always looking for judges to help make the night a success!  There is no hybrid Zoom option for Student Night. We looked into this last year, and the logistics just don’t work. 

Finally, the planning for the September AEG Annual Meeting hosted here in Portland, Oregon is in full force!  We encourage all of you to submit an abstract, or a even a Project of the Year, and register to attend. We will not have a regular chapter meeting in September, because we want to encourage everyone who can to attend the annual meeting right here in town.

We hope you are all enjoying the occasional sunny day as spring gets close to arriving in force. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person or virtually on April 5th. As always, if you have any problems with the virtual connection on the night of the presentation,  feel free to email me (aine.mines@ccilt.com) and we’ll try to trouble-shoot from OMP.


Aine Mines

AEG Oregon Chapter Chair 2022-2023

Interested in presenting for the oregon chapter?

The Oregon Chapter is looking for great topics and presenters to provide content to share with the chapter. As we continue to navigate the virtual world, we will be holding the next foreseeable meetings through webinars. We currently have opportunities to present in November and December. Please consider presenting your exciting project to the Oregon Chapter. We look forward to hearing from all of you and especially appreciative of those willing to present to the Chapter. If you are interested in presenting please feel free to contact any board member. Our contact information is at the end of the newsletter.

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