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BRCLL Courses, May - August, 2017

Using Regional (Geological) Knowledge to Solve Local (Engineering) Problems

2 Sessions
Tuesdays, July 25 & August 1
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
BRCC, Room 122, Continuing Education Building
Member Fee: $30, Non-Member Fee: $40

Session 1: We will examine changes in Planet Earth over the last billion years as seen in North Carolina and the Eastern seaboard. This presentation will show the location and orientation of the continents, and how this has affected climates and environments in which we live today. The scientific methods used will demonstrate the basis of conclusions reached, as well as whether these are hypotheses, theories or facts.

Session 2: How do we interpret and use this knowledge to construct safe structures for homo sapiens? We will discuss how to use our geological knowledge of material strength, weathering and stability of materials in developing building codes.

Dr. Jerome Eyer (Jerry) is a geologist/geophysicist with over 50 years’ experience. He has worked projects on five continents (40 countries) exploring for fossil fuels and strategic minerals. In addition, he has consulted on water contamination projects at Chernobyl and on computer modeling related to climate change. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses (geology and natural resource economics) in three universities and has published many papers relating to the areas worked.

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