2012 Geo-Congress Student Program (subject to change)

Sunday March 25, 2012

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

GeoWall Capitains' Meeting

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Geo-Congress Student Orientation

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshop, presented by the GSO Council and the Organizational Member Council

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Seed Lecture

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

G-I Annual Business Meeting with door prizes

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Monday, March 26, 2012

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Student Networking with Exhibitors in Exhibit Hall, Organized by GSO Council

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion Lunch, Organized by Diversity and Inclusion Committee

2:30 - 6:30 p.m.

GeoChallenge Competitions

7:45 - 9:00 p.m.

OMC Student Reception Open to All Registered Students

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hero's & Awards, Includes GeoChallenge Awards


GeoChallenge is a set of student competitions sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. The competitions are designed to challenge and encourage undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students who are interested in geotechnical engineering. There are three different components to this year's GeoChallenge.

  • GeoWall: Design and build a model mechanically stabilized earth wall
  • GeoPrediction: Predict the behavior of a real world geotechnical system
  • GeoPoster: Present your research in poster form

Finalists in each competition will be invited to the Geo-Institute's Geo-Congress 2012 to compete with the best geotechnical engineering students in the country.

Key Dates:

  • January 9, 2012: GeoWall papers due
  • February 3, 2012: GeoPrediction, GeoPoster, and travel grant applications due
  • February 24, 2012: All competitions finalists and travel grant winners announced
  • March 25, 2012: GeoWall Captain's meeting at Geo-Congress 2012
  • March 26, 2012: Finals for all competitions 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. on exhibit floor of Geo-Congress 2012
  • March 27, 2012: Hero's & Awards Luncheon, includes Geo-Challenge Awards

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Student Travel Grants

Travel Grants are available to student members of G-I through the G-I Organizational Member Council and for competitors in the GeoChallenge competitions. No more than one travel grant will be awarded to each applicant.

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Younger Member Travel Grants are also available.

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