"Working with the soil kit was by far the most useful training we have had in years. This is such a fundamental skill, but most of us haven't actually studied soil texture since college. It was great to get our hands on known standards and refresh our memories on proper soil characterization methods. Now I know our soil logs will be accurate and reproducible. Worth every penny!"- Betsy Schamberger, President/Owner. Moonstone Environmental.
"(MidwestGeo) webinars (are) informative, well organized and professional as well as very convenient to my schedule. I fully intend to complete additional webinars in the future, will be recommending to my colleagues and will be incorporating into my own training programs."- Thomas Williamson, Jr., LSP, President, Willimason Environmental LLC.
"I just took the ETHICS FOR GEOLOGISTS AND ENGINEERS course to gain continuing education credits for my LSP license. I thought the presentation was very good, and my time was well spent watching it. Thank you for providing this useful and relevant course material!"- Jack Mannix, MA Licensed Site Professional
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"The training webinars are of high quality. They were easy to use... We projected our webinars to a large screen TV mounted on the wall in our conference room. We had good clarity for sound and picture...
The content was also appropriate. Personally, I liked the overall message that high quality soil boring logs are essential to better understanding of site characterizations. How can we adequately assess the nature & extent of environmental impact (and the selected remedial actions) without adequate site characterizations."- Mark Nichter, US Army Corp of Engineers
"As a regulator, I took the webinar because I wanted to see if there were things I was missing when I am reviewing boring log submittals. What I liked about the webinar was it was structured to first remind me of the basics of lithologic logging with the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS), then it discussed the right way to apply the USCS, and progressed into what common mistakes to avoid when preparing or reviewing USCS boring logs.
Furthermore, the follow-up questions from the audience (pre-recorded) were excellent and probing, and well answered by the instructor. I definitely needed this refresher since I have been out of college for a long time but I am still reviewing boring logs on a periodic basis."- Joey Pace, Hydrogeologist and State Regulator
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I enjoyed the webinars on the 'Hydrogeology of Aquitards and Low Permeability Materials' and the webinar on 'Slug Testing for Site Characterization'. These are important hydrologic subjects that are not usually covered in school curricula. Aquitards are important part of every groundwater project when describing the flow of groundwater in aquifers or the movement of contaminants in groundwater.
I found the webinar 'Five Habits of Highly Successful Marketers: A Win-Win-Win Approach to Marketing Professional Services' especially helpful. It provides insights into a number of practical and useful skills when dealing with people on complex technical projects.
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"Thanks you for offering this valuable on-line continuing education opportunity I found both parts to be informative and well presented. It was nice to be able to fulfill MN Professional Geologist CEU Ethics requirement on-line."- Dave Russell
"I have used the Midwest Geosciences Group webinars as refreshers for my professional knowledge on everything from soil identification to rock core logging to aquifer testing to drone usage to GoogleEarth/ArcGIS usage. I say "refreshers" because I do have many years of experience in all of these areas, but it is important for me to periodically assess whether I am overdoing or underdoing something based on how the rest of the geotechnical world is approaching the work.
I have found Midwest Geosciences webinars and tools are perfect for me.
MidwestGeo instructors successfully teach the audience regardless of the age and experience of those in attendance. The participants know clearly what amount of detail they are going to be getting from the webinar before it is ever presented.
The handouts are very well done. And, the presenters are always top-notch and leaders in their areas of expertise. The presentations are often geared toward the educated mid-level professional; they are designed for training those individuals who have some knowledge of the subject, but need more details before venturing in to the field.
The webinars are clearly intended for individuals who need practical, real-world knowledge. I will continue using Midwest Geosciences Group - for learning, for teaching, and for helping in the maintenance of my professional standing."- Tom Rice, PG
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"I recently completed (several) MA LSP approved Webinars for CEU's through Midwest GeoSciences Group. The content was very thorough for refreshing relevant issues related to MCP sites, and presented by experts in the Geological Sciences. This is a great way of obtaining credits in short spans of time as an alternative to all day courses. I might add that customer service was very responsive and helpful in clarifying any questions I had."- Brian W. Longval, Geologist, LSP.
"Midwest GeoSciences Group - Boring Logs On-Demand Webinar was a great re-fresher course. (It ) reminded me how important accurate soil logging is always the framework for future decisions of great consequence. Also that old geologists can get set in their ways and need a re-fresher course now and then to keep them in line."- Steve Kobberdahl...25 yrs. logging glacial soils in Iowa and Midwest
"I found the webinars to be well-done and informative....."- Stewart A. Wiley, LSP, Vice President, Haley and Aldrich
"That was easy. Much Appreciated, these webinars will greatly help me renew my MA LSP license."- Kurt Klages, MA LSP, Jewel Corp, Massachusetts
"The seminar was great : compact, straight to the point, precise, professional environment, etc."- Jude Tremblay, ing. Le Groupe S.M. International inc., Vice-president Infrastructures, Ouest du Quebec
"Dr. Neuman's course segment on the development of analytical solutions for the unconfined aquifer response to pumping was immediately applicable to my work. His discussion of recent developments in modeling the effects of the unsaturated zone negative pore pressures was excellent."- Katie Moran, Hydrogeologist, ARCADIS US, Inc.
"Dr. Neuman's course session was riveting, and it provided valuable insight into understanding these components of aquifer system dynamics. I look forward to attending future courses given by Dr. Neuman."- Cristina Ramacciotti, PG, The ELM Group, Inc.
"Our group thoroughly enjoyed Dr. van der Kamp's webinar on Recovery Testing. I was first introduced to this method by Midwest Geosciences Group's 2011 Aquifer Evaluation webinar series. It was fantastic to go through Dr. van der Kamp's method in more detail. Thank you!"- Todd Myse, P.G.; Research Hydrogeologist, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
"The (aquifer testing) webinar was really easy to use and the presentation was really clear. The opportunity to hear from and interact with leading experts in the field without having to travel to conferences is an extremely effective way to disseminate information as well as build a community. I strongly recommend these webinars to anyone working in the geosciences, from academics to industry practitioners."- Andrew Ireson, Hydrogeologist
"Midwest Geosciences consistently offers quality and cost-effective educational opportunities. The Aquifer Testing Webinar Series is very informative; a good mix of technical understanding and practical application. I would recommend a Midwest Geosciences course to any of my colleagues."- Michael Plante, PG, GISP Associate / Hydrogeologist; LEGGETTE, BRASHEARS & GRAHAM, INC.
"Our team started attending Midwest Geosciences Group's webinars and courses in 2011 and have been using their training services ever since!! The instructors/lecturers who deliver course content are all at the forefront of their respective fields with the webinar materials always being very well organized and conceived. We look forward to participating in future training offered by Midwest Geosciences Group and would recommend their services to other consultancies without hesitation."- Peter-James A. Mauro, B.Eng., EMPD, P.Eng. Senior Project Manager; Leader - Geoscience Team; RWDI AIR Inc. Ontario, Canada
"I am thoroughly enjoying the "Aquifer Pumping Test Techniques" webinar series. The material is presented in a well-organized and easy-to-understand delivery. From those who may be new to pumping tests to those simply in need of a refresher, this series is spot-on. I've had huge ‘take-aways’ from these presentations and from the thoughtful questions asked by participants at the conclusion of the presentations. Kudos- very well done."- Dave Brown, Hydrogeologist, Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc
"I recommend the aquifer testing webinars for people who perform aquifer pumping tests or review data from tests conducted by others. As a regulator, I often have to review aquifer test data and interpretations submitted in the reports. I look forward to learning from the remaining webinars of the series. Thanks."- Adnan Siddiqui, CHG, Senior Engineering Geologist, Los Angeles
"I would like to commend Midwest Geosciences as providing exceptional technical resources for working professionals in the field of groundwater and hydrogeologic studies. I have been impressed with the individuals who are presenting the webinars and the quality of information provided by Midwest GeoSciences Group. Keep up the good work! I look forward to your future training opportunities. (Jan 2015)"- Jo House P.E., P.G, House Engineering LLC
"I recently listened to four on-line webinars offered by Midwest GeoSciences Group:
- MANAGING UNANTICIPATED SUBSURFACE CONDITIONS IN THE FIELD
- LNAPL IN FINE GRAINED SOIL
- ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS AND CHEMICAL FINGERPRINTING
- ANAEROBIC ATTENUATION OF PETROLEUM CONTAMINATION
Each webinar is well organized and jam-packed with technical content. The presenters are very knowledgeable and able to make the topics understandable and relatable to real site conditions."- Janet Keating-Connolly, LSP, ARCADIS US, Inc.
"I truly enjoyed the Midwest Geoscience Group 'Designing and Optimizing Groundwater Monitoring Systems in Sedimentary Sequences Part 3' webinar. It was really stimulating to listen to the applicability of fundamental geologic principles to real life case studies. The instructors did an outstanding job explaining vertical seepage rates and preferential flow paths in aquitards as well as emphasizing the importance of deposition in understanding sediment extent and connectivity. Other interesting concepts were the effect of buried weathering zones on groundwater movement and importance of not relying on soil classification alone when determining preferential pathways for groundwater and contaminant migration. I highly recommend this webinar."- Ada Lichaa, Texas Commission of Environmental Quality
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The buy three get three promotion is a fantastic deal - twice the knowledge and twice the great service!"- Lisa Campbell, PG, CDM Smith, Inc. New York City
"Originally I ordered your webinars for the credits, until I realized I get more out of the 1.5 hours than most 8-hr classes I have attended."- Anonymous Feedback Given on Post-Webinar Feedback Survey
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"The no-purge webinar was a great overview of the strengths and limitations of volume purging, low-flow, and no-purge sampling methods. I recommend it for anyone who wants a better understanding of the no-purge sampling method and the theory behind how various no-purge sampling devises work."- Kurt Van Appledorn, P.G., Engineering & Environmental Solutions, LLC
"As the site coordinator for the Midwest Geosciences Group 'No-Purge Groundwater Sampling' webinar, I received comments from several participants on how useful the seminar was and it got people talking about applying no purge sampling on some of our upcoming projects."- Jeff Carter, Project Manager/Senior Geologist, SES Construction & Fuels Services LLC
"Thank you for putting on a great webinar presentation! It was very helpful and applicable to the sites we are working with. Thank you again."- Melissa Reslock, EI, McGinnis and Associates, LLC
"MidwestGeo webinars are the "Gold Standard" for online geology training classes. They are becoming as recognizable as the word "Kleenex" but for the online geological education world."- Gordon S. Magenheim, PG, CPG, CHMM, DML, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA)
"After attending your on-demand webinars, I'd like to thank you for making these excellent learning resources available online. The opportunity to share in the insights of leading geoscientists is rare, but thanks to you, a great body of such knowledge is available at any time. The webinars are a tremendous asset for raising the level of technical knowledge amongst geoscience practitioners and I commend you for your contribution."- Arash. Janfada (AJ), M.Sc., P.Eng., Environmental Project Officer, Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
"Thanks to MidwestGeo for great webinars! The content is very relevant for us, as an environmental consultancy. The presenters are very good and we appreciated the big welcome to the people watching in Ashgrove, Brisbane! We look forward to upcoming webinar(s)..."- Lexine Webb, Office Manager; Waste Solutions Australia PTY LTD
Thank you for hosting the awesome webinar series on problematic contaminants! What an awesome wealth of experience and knowledge!- Jessica Kastanek, Chemist, CH2M Hill
Tom Mohr hit it out of the park for a webinar, in my opinion. His devotion and thoroughness in the field of solvent stabilizers and 1,4-dioxane in particular, is incredible, and we are fortunate that he is so generous with his knowledge.- Mark Levorsen, Principal Hydrogeologist, URS Corporation
I wanted to drop you a line saying how impressed I was with the speakers for the two recent webinars about Viruses in Groundwater and Bacteria in Groundwater. Having the real-time Q&A chat box really makes communicating with the speakers easy, and makes the webinars a full meal deal. Compared to sitting in a large meeting room where only the grey hairs tend to ask questions, the texting component really breaks down barriers to the younger budding scientists and engineers making it really easy for anyone to ask questions and get the most out of the presentation. Looking forward to many more webinars!- Marta Green, B.Sc., P.Geo, Summit Environmental Consultants, Vernon, BC.
The Step-By-Step Packer Testing webinar was an excellent overview of why and how to perform a packer test. Even though it was a webinar, the material was presented in such a way that it felt hands-on. The presenter used lots of photos and in depth descriptions of what to look for during the setup, performance, and analysis of a packer test. The training received through Midwest Geosciences Group is unmatched. I very much appreciate the depth of their knowledge and their ability and willingness to share that knowledge with the professional community.- Matthew N. Oedekoven, P.E., DeWild Reckert and Associates Company
Our professional staff of all experience levels enjoy these webinars. We each learn something new and useful. Thanks so much for offering these informative and insightful courses as an affordable option for training staff.- Tracey Koach, Environmental Geologist, Sullivan International Group, Inc.
A very well executed online training session that enabled us to analyse existing pressure transducer data from a new perspective, gaining new knowledge about our wells and aquifers using data already collected. New concepts were quickly and easily understood thanks to the presentation and delivery of the speaker. Highly recommended for anyone working in groundwater monitoring programs.- Graeme Henderson, Groundwater Technician, British Columbia Public Service
I kept thinking how cool it was to listen and learn from some of the best in the business- Kurt Stauder, Geologist, Telesto Solutions, Inc.
Your webinars are excellent. I think your mission to help develop geologists is a great one.- Donald Campbell, New York
Midwest GeoSciences Group does a terrific job in putting together such a great team and making possible the delivery of this series.- Nino Aimo, M.Sc., P.Geol., (Ph.D.-ABD)
Regional Hydrogeologist, Alberta Environment - Central Region
The extra handouts and reference papers are much appreciated and essentially turn a 90 minute webinar into a 1 to 2 day course if the participant follows up with the reading. This provides excellent value for the cost of the webinar- Rob McLean, PEng., AEH, Inc.
The pump test webinars were a great success (for our staff). The most salient benefits included:
- Jeffrey H. Thomas, P.G. Moody and Associates, Inc.
- A simple and effective interactive interface - we were able to communicate with the presenter online during his presentation through typed messages
- Reputable, well spoken authorities on the subject matter
- Most importantly...highly detailed lecture material that is readily applicable to our work in formulating and interpreting pump tests and relevant data. I know that (our staff) is already implementing a lot of the learned practices into (their) work with evaluating augmentation wells
- The knowledge learned is strongly based in both academia and professional experience (as it should be) and gives us a better developed understanding of synthesizing and optimizing pumptest data. This is important because it will make our professional findings and interpretations much more defensible. I'd even like to think that it give's us a competitive advantage in establishing ourselves as foremost hydro experts.
- Keeps the geo-minds fresh and evolving and is beneficial to field techs as well in helping them understand how to best gather data in the field
- Cheaper CEUs...than attending large functions
Presentations included a variety of resources for hydro consulting that will be indispensable as we continue to utilize them
The Midwest Geosciences Group live webinars provide an excellent medium for providing cost-effective training and education for a large number of our staff. Their well rounded and informative presentations cover a wide spectrum of up-to-date topics geared towards making our staff excel in the geosciences and environmental fields.- Daniel J. Lombardi, P.G., Principal Hydrogeologist, St. John – Mittelhauser & Associates, Inc.
My group recently completed your "Boring Logs; Making Soil Descriptions that are Complete, Accurate and Effective" webinar and we all found it very informative and worthwhile. I would definitely recommend this webinar to anyone needing to polish their existing boring log knowledge as well as to someone preparing them for the first time.- Bryan Hann, Project Manager, Benchmark & Turnkey Companies, Inc
Webinars allow us to hear leading experts from Midwest GeoSciences Group teach a topic without us leaving the building...with no travel costs. Your webinar was well organized, user friendly, smooth, and had great graphics.- Karen Nelson, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Our company has found the webinars offered by Midwest Geosciences to be very informative and cost effective. For one price we fill a large training room, where many of our engineers and scientists can view the webinar.
MidwestGeo webinars are informative, well presented, organized and easy to access. It could not be easier to stay informed and keep up on my professional development.- Monica Westlake, AMEC Earth & Environmental
Midwest GeoSciences Group provides webinars that are convenient, easy to use, and cost-effective. With a wide variety of topics, presented by accredited, internationally-recognized speakers, I am able to hand pick courses that either expand my current knowledge base or keep me up to date in my particular area of expertise.
The fact that each webinar comes with handy reference material along with a post-webinar Q&A period is a major bonus. Judging by the audience described prior to each webinar I know I'm not the only one impressed with this method to obtain continuing education units.- Mark Williams, PG, Senior Hydrogeologist and Manager of Environmental Services H2H Associates, LLC.
The environmental staff at Stanley Consultants have found the Midwest Geosciences webinars to be professionally done and worth the time. The topics are timely and relevant to our work and the presenters are excellent. For the price of one webinar, we get several people to attend who need to be up-to-speed on the topic.- Cindy Quast, PE, Principal Environmental Engineer, Stanley Consultants
The Webinar on borehole flow meter techniques has been an excellent summary and assessment of the different techniques as well as valuable pointers from experienced speakers. A definite must before any work related to borehole flow meters begins! Many thanks.- Janka Nitsche, PhD, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University, Belfast
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