2017 Winter-Spring Newsletter

Headlines Include:

  • New Board Members Elected
  • President’s Message
  • Legislative News
  • Thank You Andy Lawn!
  • SEGS Student Research/Field Work Grant Opportunity
  • Recap of the Cote Blanche Island, Salt Dome Mine, October 13th, 2016 trip
  • Recap of the Cemex Center Hill Mine, December 3rd, 2016 trip
  • Recap of the Lake Wales Ridge Sand Pits, February 25, 2017 trip
  • SEGS Going International???
  • SEGS and Its Affiliation with the GCAGS

Download the Newsletter!

pdf2017 Winter-Spring Newsletter (325 KB)


Thank You Gannett Fleming

SEGS is very pleased to have received a $500 donation in December 2016 from Gannett Fleming, Inc., an American-based engineering firm specializing in international planning, design, and construction management, and employer of SEGS 2017 President Clint Noble and members Daniel Lapikas, Austin Dunlap, Fred Pirkle, and Chrystal Yates. The gracious donation is intended to enhance our ability to provide student grant awards, and our mission to provide inexpensive field trips to all members.


Are you interested in a trip to Cuba?

SEGS long-time member Sarah Whitaker, P.G., expressed interest in facilitating a field trip to Cuba in years past; she’s visited several times as a Canadian citizen. Now that borders are more open, and we learned that flights from Tampa and Orlando are under $200 round trip, some of us are enthusiastic about the adventure. Sarah reported that she is willing to help. Please let any field trip committee member know of your interest, and please – willingness to commit in advance, and help making the trip happen.


Thank You Members

Thank you to all of our members who have promptly paid their 2017 dues (107 members as of May 15, 2017); and thanks especially to members who volunteered to serve on one or more of our committees; enjoy!


USF Thanks You


SEGS Student Research/Field Work Grant Opportunity

We are very pleased to announce our decision to start providing cash awards to students that submit winning applications with a description of their field work or research projects. Our first offering, as described in the link below, includes a $1,000 award for an undergraduate and a $2,000 award for a graduate student. As an incentive to apply for these competitive grants, we are offering FREE 2017 and 2018 SEGS memberships to all applicants that fulfill basic requirements of the simple 2 page award application.

pdfSEGS Grant Awards Information (124 KB)



SEGS Logo Shirt Opportunity!

Hey all, SEGS member Scott Nyoff has graciously offered to have our calcite crystal logo embroidered on the front or breast pocket of any shirt(s) that you mail to him with a $12 check per shirt, which includes his cost to mail back to you (SEGS paid the $50 set-up charge). Please take advantage of this offer right away so we can be wearing our colors on field trips.

Mail your shirts with $12 each to:
Scott H. Nyhof, PG, CPG
Senior Project Geologist
Madrid Engineering Group, Inc.
2030 State Road 60 East, Bartow, FL 33830
863. 533.9007 (office)
863. 450.8544 (cell)