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Q1 Progress Report: G-I Videogame Development

ecuscino | Created: 24 Jan 2023 | Updated: 24 Jan 2023
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"I wanted to provide some updates on “A Geotechnical Adventure” (working title) ahead of the public demo currently scheduled for beta in March (will likely need to push this back, again). "

The Johnstown Flood of 1889: A Catastrophe of Civil Engineering (Part 1)

ecuscino | Created: 13 Jan 2023 | Updated: 17 Jan 2023
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First post in our new Geotechnical History blog, and part 1 of a series on the 1889 Johnstown Flood. In this post: The why, when, and how of the construction of the dam that eventually became known as the South Fork Dam.

A Geotechnical Engineer's Letter to Santa

ecuscino | Created: 23 Dec 2022 | Updated: 23 Dec 2022
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It has been well over two decades since I last wrote you, and I must apologize for neglecting this annual communique. I think I’ve been a pretty good engineer this year....

Career Day

ecuscino | Created: 22 Nov 2022 | Updated: 22 Nov 2022
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It’s Career Day. Can you convince a room full of fourth graders to become geotechnical engineers in ten minutes or less?

Student Travel Grant Application 2023 is open!

tvlasova | Created: 14 Nov 2022 | Updated: 14 Nov 2022
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Sixty students will be selected by the GeoInstitute to receive a $300 travel grant to attend the 2023 Geo-Congress and participate in the OM Career Fair, "speed-dating" style, during the...

The Engineer's Field Book of Frights

ecuscino | Created: 28 Oct 2022 | Updated: 28 Oct 2022
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Some projects seem scary. For us, it’s just another day on the job.

Geo-Congress 2024 - Call for Abstracts

tvlasova | Created: 19 Oct 2022 | Updated: 19 Oct 2022
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The Geo-Congress 2024 Call for Abstracts is now open! Abstracts must be submitted via the online CATALYST Submission Management System . Abstracts are due February 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM...

More Pressing Matters

tvlasova | Created: 18 Aug 2022 | Updated: 02 Sep 2022
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By James Press, EIT, Geotechnical Engineering Associate, Aterra Solutions Hello, Geo-Institute faithful! I’m very excited to present the first edition of a new column: More Pressing Matters . I’ll be...

Call for Abstracts: Structures Geo-Confluence 2022

ecuscino | Created: 11 Jul 2022 | Updated: 11 Jul 2022
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Event: 7th Annual Structural and Geo-Confluence, Nov. 2, 2022 Abstracts sought for 30- to 60-minute presentations focused on structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, or geo-environmental topics preference given to topics that...

Webinar: EPA Decision Support Tools for Waste Management

k.sample-lord | Created: 28 Jun 2022 | Updated: 28 Jun 2022
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Webinar Announcement EPA DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT About the Webinar The NSF SUstainable Material Management Extreme Events Reconnaissance (SUMMEER) organization ( https://www.summeer.org ), in collaboration with the U.S....

Marc Ballouz was elected President of ISSMGE

tvlasova | Created: 05 May 2022 | Updated: 05 May 2022
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At the ISSMGE Council meeting on May 1 in Sydney, Australia, G-I Board member Marc Ballouz was elected President of ISSMGE.His term begins immediately and will run through the 21st...

Happy Geo-Valentine's Day!

ecuscino | Created: 14 Feb 2022 | Updated: 16 Feb 2022
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Happy Valentine's Day from the Geo-Institute! We have cards for you to print or email and give to your Geo-Valentine

New video! Captivating Geotechnical Engineering News in 2021

k.sample-lord | Created: 20 Jan 2022 | Updated: 20 Jan 2022
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Looking for a way to excite students in your geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering courses? Geoengineer.org just released its “Captivating Geotechnical Engineering News in 2021" video! You can find it here:...

Write for GEOSTRATA!

tvlasova | Created: 06 Jan 2022 | Updated: 12 Jan 2022
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Write for GEOSTRATA! GEOSTRATA's editorial board is seeking potential authors for 2022 articles and commentaries. This is your chance to contribute to the geotechnical community's collective body of knowledge while...

Call for Papers: special issue on "Bio-inspired Geotechnics" in Acta Geotechnica

h.lin | Created: 20 Dec 2021 | Updated: 20 Dec 2021
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Researchers and investigators are invited to submit contributions to the special issue in Acta Geotechnica on the topic of Bio-inspired Geotechnics. This special issue will accept original research papers, short...

SP&M Winter Teleconference on Monday, DEC. 20, 2021 at 2 pm CST

h.lin | Created: 17 Dec 2021 | Updated: 17 Dec 2021
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The Soil Properties and Modeling committee will have the winter teleconference on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm CST. Zoom link: https://uark.zoom.us/j/89706315480?pwd=S0ErV1l6ZHdWaitYY0FoRWZXbUNRZz09

Register now for the 6th Annual Web Conference and watch our committee's session ''Recent Advances in Sustainable Approaches to Geotechnical Engineering Works''

Chittoorib | Created: 18 Nov 2021 | Updated: 18 Nov 2021
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The Geo-Institute Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Technical Committee will live-stream the session "Recent Advances in Sustainable Approaches to Geotechnical Engineering Works" on Friday, December 10 at 11 AM EST. The...

Register now for the 6th Annual Web Conference and watch our committee's session ''Practical Implications of Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics''

sj.brandenberg | Created: 18 Nov 2021 | Updated: 18 Nov 2021
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The Geo-Institute Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Technical Committee will live-stream the session "Practical Implications of Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics" on Wednesday, December 8 at 11...

Register now for the 6th Annual Web Conference and watch our committee's session

k.sample-lord | Created: 18 Nov 2021 | Updated: 18 Nov 2021
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The Geo-Institute Geoenvironmental Engineering Technical Committee will live-stream on Monday, December 6 at 2 PM EST. The topics include: "Impact of Electromagnetic Waves on Clay Properties," Arvin Farid , Ph.D.,...

Register now for the 6th Annual Web Conference and watch our committee's session

glen.andersen | Created: 18 Nov 2021 | Updated: 18 Nov 2021
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The Geo-Institute Earth Retaining Structures Technical Committee will live-stream on Friday, December 10 at 2 PM EST. The topics include: "Choreographing Deconstruction of Existing Basement Structure and Construction of SOE...

Embankments, Dams & Slopes social media

p.narsavage | Created: 17 Oct 2021 | Updated: 17 Oct 2021
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The Embankments, Dams & Slopes technical committee has new Twitter and Instagram accounts. Follow them at https://twitter.com/EdsCommittee @EdsCommittee on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/eds_committee/ EDS_Committee on Instagram.

3rd International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG2020) coming up on October 20-21. Register for free until October 15 2021

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The 3rd International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics (CPEG2020), organized by the Japanese Geotechnical Society and the Kyoto University with the support of TC215 Environmental Geotechnics Technical Committee...