Dave Laush LEG
Robinson Noble is pleased to announce the addition of Dave Laush as a Senior Engineering Geologist in our Tacoma office. He is a Licensed Geologist and Engineering Geologist with over 20 years of professional experience in the Pacific Northwest, including construction projects for public works, commercial, industrial, and residential developments.
His work includes a wide variety of services for large earthwork construction projects, such as quality control and assurance, observation and testing services, and laboratory testing. He has also worked on large, underground parking structures and supervised the repair of numerous unstable slopes and landslides.
In addition to expanding our geotechnical capabilities in the South Puget Sound, Dave is well versed in both hydrogeologic and environmental services. He has overseen the installation of wells, pump testing, contaminated soil and groundwater identification, excavations, and the removal of underground storage tanks. Dave worked for the Washington Department of Natural Resources in Olympia from 2010 through 2012 and spent many years as a Senior Engineering Geologist for Terra Associates in Kirkland.
March is National Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day. In honor of which, we’d like to share some interesting stories of fascinating women in the geosciences:
Mary Anning (1799 – 1847), a fossil hunter from Lyme Regis on the south coast of England, is credited with discovering many new fossils, including Ichthyosaurus.
Florence Bascom (1862 – 1945) was the first woman hired by the U.S. Geological Survey and the first woman member of the Geological Society of America.
And the wonderfully named Maria Matilda Ogilvie Gordon (1864 – 1939), who studied and mapped the Dolomites mountain range of Austria and Italy. She was the first woman to earn a Doctor of Science degree in Britain in 1893.
On the same note, the History of Geology blog talks a bit about the historic challenges of doing field work faced by these and other women pioneers in the geosciences.
There are many, many more women in the geosciences that deserve similar recognition, both now and in the past. It is truly inspiring to learn about these women and their key contributions to science. As a starting place to learn more, the British Geological Survey has developed a timeline of women in geology from 1770 to present.