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Roy J. Shlemon Continuing Education Fund

The purpose of the Roy J. Shlemon Continuing Education Fund (Continuing Education Fund, or Fund) is to support the efforts of the several Sections of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) that desire to conduct continuing education activities such as seminars, short courses, and conferences by providing seed money to offset expenses incurred prior to receipt of registration and other fees by the conference organizers. The supported activities must qualify to grant Continuing Education units approved by AEG. At the option of the sponsoring Section, the continuing education activities may be open to non-members of AEG.

Who is Roy J. Shlemon?
Roy Shlemon

Roy received a B.A. in Geology in 1958 from Fresno State College, Fresno, California; a M.S. in Geology in 1959 from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming; and a Ph.D. in Physical Geography in 1967 from University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation was entitled, "Landform-Soil Relationships in Northern Sacramento County, California." After his education, and before founding Roy J. Shlemon & Associates, Inc., he taught geology and geomorphology at University of California, Davis, and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He received five Educational Research Grants from the National Science Foundation between 1961 and 1971.

Roy has over 225 professional journal publications (monographs, articles, abstracts, and reviews) since 1965 dealing with mining geology, Quaternary geology, geomorphology and soil-stratigraphic applications to engineering geology. The topics of these publications range from landslide recognition and age, to delta formation, to neotectonic assessments of fault activity, to location and cause of ground fissures and differential settlement.

Roy has been providing specialized engineering geo-logic consulting services for 28 years, after teaching geology and geomorphology at two universities for the previous 7 years. Roy's specialized consulting services focus on Quaternary geology, geomorphology, and soil stratigraphy applied to evaluation of fault activity, land-slide identification, evaluation of ground fissures, location of gold-and tin-bearing stream channels, and location of economic sand and gravel deposits. Roy has provided his specialized consulting services to private organizations, including other engineering geology consulting firms, government agencies, and advisory boards. He has worked on sites for nuclear power plants, liquefied natural gas terminals, large dam projects, mine sites, radioactive waste disposal facilities, and residential and commercial developments throughout the world. Most of his work has been in the western United States, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Roy received AEG's Publication Award in 1985 for his paper entitled, "Application of Soil Stratigraphic Techniques to Engineering Geology" (AEG Bulletin, Vol. XXII, No.4). In 1993, he was selected for the AEG-GSA Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology. He was elected Trustee of the Geological Society of America Foundation in 1996. He donated money to the Geological Society of America to establish the Roy J. Shlemon Mentor in Engineering Geology program. He donated money to the Engineering Geology Foundation in J 997 to begin an endowment fund for continuing education for specialty conferences in engineering geology and related fields. In 1998, he accepted the nomination to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Engineering Geology Foundation.

Roy J. Shlemon's accomplishments and history of service to the engineering geology profession was rewarded with a nomination to the AEG Honorary Member class in 2000.