June 06, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Whole Hog Cafe
3009 North College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72703

The June meeting will begin at noon on June 6, 2018 at Whole Hog Cafe in Fayetteville. Following Branch business, a three-member panel will present The Earthquake Threat in Arkansas. PDHs will be available for members.


David Johnston is a geologist with the Arkansas Geologic Survey. David specializes in geology related to earthquakes and has worked with us to help educate folks in Arkansas about the earthquake hazard for many years. David will talk about how earthquakes form and why this is important for Arkansas.


Hilda Booth is the earthquake program manager at the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. She coordinates INSPARK, the post-disaster building safety evaluation program, and works to educate Arkansans about earthquakes and help prepare an appropriate response. Hilda will discuss the INSPARK program and ADEM’s role in disasters such as earthquakes.


Steve Sharp is ASCE Central Chapter Past President, U of A Fayetteville BSCE graduate and has been teaching earthquake related workshops on a volunteer basis since the early 1990’s. He retired in 2014 after a career at Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation.


As a reminder, the ASCE NWA Branch will not host a July meeting to celebrate Independence Day. Those seeking professional development are encouraged to attend the 2018 Conservation Win-Win Workship hosted by the NWA Land Trust. The theme is Our Region, Our Future: Approaches for Smart Growth and Development. The workshop is June 28, 10:00-4:30 pm at the World Trade Center, Rogers. Four PDHs will be available for ASCE NWA members who attend and confirm attendance with us via email at ascenwa@gmail.com. Agenda and more information is available here.