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Scott Ausbrooks

Scott M. Ausbrooks, RPG
Assistant Director & Assistant State Geologist
501-296-1882
scott.ausbrooks@arkansas.gov

Scott Ausbrooks, RPG

Scott Ausbrooks is a Registered Professional Geologist who currently serves as the Assistant Director and Assistant State Geologist for the Arkansas Geological Survey.  His most recent work includes on-going research into earthquakes occurring in north-central Arkansas and their potential of being man-induced.  Mr. Ausbrooks was a co-investigator on the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm and its relationship of being induced from nearby SWDs.  He assisted in the installation of the temporary seismic stations in the Guy-Greenbrier area to monitor seismic activity in the area and served as the AGS spokesperson to the media on the Guy-Greenbrier Earthquake Swarm.  Mr. Ausbrooks served as project leader and provided oversight during installation of the Arkansas Seismic Network.  He also drafted the Earthquake Response Plan and the Clearinghouse Annex for the Arkansas Geological Survey.  Mr. Ausbrooks has conducted numerous "Earthquake 101" and "Overview of the NMSZ" presentations to various groups and organizations, while working with several agencies and organizations involved in NMSZ research and mitigation projects.  He serves as chairman of the Arkansas Governor's Earthquake Advisory Council.  Mr. Ausbrooks' previous experience includes geologic mapping; quality control sampling for quarries; preparation of geological reports for bridge replacement projects; landslide studies; drill core inspections; monitoring well driller; technical writing; geotechnical logging; surveying; and environmental consulting.

Education
  • Currently attending the University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee seeking Master's degree in Geophysics with an emphasis in Seismology
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology, August 2001, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas:  Major GPA: 4.0  Overall GPA: 3.8
  • Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Land Information Systems, August 2001, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas:  Major GPA: 4.0  Overall GPA: 3.8
  • Associate of Arts, General Studies, December 1997, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
Professional Registrations
  • Arkansas Registered Professional Geologist #1870
  • Land Surveyor Intern (Surveyor-in-training) #428
  • AWWC Driller for Monitoring Wells #2688
Certifications & Training
  • FEMA 74:  Earthquake Non-Structural Mitigation, Course by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
  • ATC – 20:  Post Earthquake Evaluation of Buildings, Course by Applied Technology Council (ATC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
  • ATC – 21:  Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards, Course by Applied Technology Council (ATC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC)
  • Training seminar on "New Knowledge of Earthquake Hazard in the Central United States and Implications for Building Seismic Design Practice" by the Applied Technology Council (ATC) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Training workshop on "Earthquake Ground Motions in Mid-America" by the Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAEC)

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3815 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-296-1877 | Fax: 501-663-7360
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