Each month we have the opportunity to attend an ASCE sponsored dinner in Portland. We are very fortunate to work closely with the local Oregon Section Geotechnical Engineering Technical Group. Consultants have chipped in to create a fund to sponsor student’s attendance at group meetings. These are invaluable opportunities to meet practicing engineers, discuss their projects, and perhaps get to know future employers. You may also have the opportunity to meet or be reacquainted with recent graduates who have transitioned into the workforce.
January 27, 2022 - Prof. Ikuo Towhata - Ground Water is More Important in Triggering Landslides than so far Supposed
January 18, 2022 - Daniel Simpson and Whitney Ciani - Examples of Consulting Engineering Careers (Time: changed to 6:00PM)
May 15, 2019 - Marvin R. Pyles - Lessons from the Oso Landslide
Aprial 29, 2019 - Christophe Gaudin - Geotechnics of Offshore Renewables
March 20, 2019 - Joseph Thomas Coe - Surface Wave Testing for In Situ Characterization of Geologic Materials: Geotechnical Applications, Limitations, and Recent Advances
February 13, 2019 - Chukwuebuka C. Nweke - Reconsidering Basin Effects in Ergodic Site Response Model
January 24, 2019 - William Gunderson - OPEN CELL System: From Concept to Industry Standard
December 6, 2018 - Mike Greenfield - The Effect of Long-Duration Ground Motions of Soil Liquefaction
October 11, 2018 - Paul W. Mayne - Analytical Cavity Expansion-Critical State Model for normal, Sensitive, and Organic Clays
October 9, 2018 - Ted S. Vinson - Cold Regions Engineering and Engineering Education:"The Problem is the Problem"
As part of an effort for continuing education outside of the classroom the GIGSO hosts a monthly guest lecture series throughout the year. Engineering students are highly encouraged to attend!
May 24,2018 - Zhangwei Ning - Eyes in the Heavens: Multi-roles of Satellite Technologies in Remote Site Geotechnical Monitoring
May 10, 2018 - Edward Kavazanjian, Jr. - Geo-Alchemy (Turning Sand into Sandstone) and other Biogeotechnologies
May 3, 2018 - Bill S. Marczewski - Development of Pile Driving Criteria for Design Engineers and Pile Driving Contractors
April 12, 2018 - Philip L. Wurst - Landslide Mitigation of the Sheep Creek Bridge
March 1, 2018 - Yifei Ma - Discrete Element Modeling of the Brittle-Ductile Failure Mechanism Transition of Quasi-brittle Materials
February 22, 2018 - Ben Upsall and Tygh Gianella - Project Delivery in Geotechnical Engineering
January 11, 2018 - Diane Moug - A Direct Cone Penetration Model for Development of Engineering Correlations
November 30, 2017 - Richard M. Iverson - The USGS Debris-Flow Flume: Past, Present, and Future
October 30, 2017 - Kirk Ellison - Numerical Modeling to Support Total Design of Critical Infrastructure
October 5, 2017 - George Filz - 2017 Cross-USA Lecture: Geotechnical Engineering at Kennedy Space Center
May 17, 2017 - James Walters and Stephen Mclandrich - Geotechnical Aspects of the Burnside Bridege Retrofit Study
April 18, 2017 - Matthew Gibson - Seismic Analysis of Rock Slopes: Failure Modes and Displacements
March 16, 2017 - Daniel Mageau - Innovative Earth Retention: Frozen Soil Shoring
January 19, 2017 - Deepak Rayamajhi - Application of Numerical Methods to Evaluate Seismic Response of Soil-Structure-Interaction Systems
November 9, 2016 - Scott A. Anderson - The Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecture: Natural Hazards, Risk, and the Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure
November 3, 2016 - Frank W. Pita - An Introduction to Geotechnical Railroad Track Bed Stabilization Engineering using a Multi-Year Case History
October 6, 2016 - Thomas D. O'Rourke - Terzaghi Lecture: Ground Deformation Effects on Subsurface Pipelines and Infrastructure Systems
As part of the GIGSO mission to help geotechnical engineering students become engineering professionals, the organization is sponsoring a quarter-long course on money management. The course is free to all. For more information see here.