February 18, 2016

EVENT: Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress Recap (February 14-17)

Just got back from the ASCE Convention in Phoenix…not only was the weather sunny and in the 80’s but had a lot of fun meeting old friends, was inspired by the spirit of the new geotechnical engineering graduates attending, and learned that collaboration between Geotechnical Engineers and Structural Engineers is on the rise throughout the country…which is great!

Kord and Dr. O'Rourke

Karl Terzaghi Plenary Lecture – Ground Deformation Effects on Subsurface Pipelines and Infrastructure Systems by Thomas D. O’Rourke, Ph.D., Hon.D.GE, NAE, FREng, Dist.M.ASCE from Cornell University

Kord Wissmann is pictured above presenting award to Dr. O’Rourke after his lecture.


Fun at Diamondbacks

Dimitrios Konstantakos taking his cuts…Fun at the Arizona Diamondbacks Ballpark!


GeoWall Contest

GeoWall Contest – MSE walls built with paper facing and soil reinforcements!


Career Fair Networking

Graduate Student Career Fair networking with some of the top students in the country.


For additional coverage from the Geo-Structures Conference 2016 visit the Geo-Institute of ASCE facebook page!