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AIPG Michigan Section Annual Meeting & 40th Anniversary Celebration

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Weber's Ann Arbor Hotel

3050 Jackson Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Join us to celebrate the Michigan Section's 40th Anniversary!

The Michigan Section is celebrating its 40th year and is inviting all members to attend the upcoming annual meeting for free. In addition to dinner on AIPG, everyone in attendance will receive a special edition 40 year anniversary t-shirt! Even though the event is free to members, we are asking that you sign up to select your dinner choice and t-shirt size.

Non-members may join and pay the registration fee, please.

Special Presentation:

The Science on Using the USDA Soil Classification for the Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway

Featured Speaker: Matt Williams, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Abstract: In the environmental industry, we most commonly log soils using the Unified Soil Classification System designating soils as well-graded sands, clayey gravels, silt, etc. Many of us classify soils in the field through observation.

With the emergence of the Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway (VIAP) as a new driver on the contaminated properties we work on every day, characterization and evaluation is critical. The science behind the characterization of soils and the equations used when evaluating the VIAP requires the classification of soils using the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) soil classification that uses descriptions like loam, loamy sand, clay, etc. This is a shift in practice from how many of us typically classify soils. This presentation will help us understand the reason for using the USDA classification system, the differences between the two systems, and the methods for appropriately classifying soils based on the intended purpose for the data.

Student Poster Contest

AIPG student members are invited to bring their posters on their geologic research projects to compete for awards up to $1,000 cash in both undergraduate and graduate levels. An AIPG member judging panel will review the posters and annouce the winners and hand out the awards at the end of the evening. We ask that students register and indicate whether you are entering the poster contest.

Students, don't miss this opportunity to show off your work!

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3050 Jackson Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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