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The annual GESO + DFI picnic is held each fall at Hessel Park in Champaign – a wonderful way to kick off the academic year and celebrate the nice autumn weather with good food, friends and family!

 

Geotech students and faculty at the annual picnic

UIUC students participated the 2019 GeoWall Challenge during the GeoCongress Conference in Philadelphia. Each team designs and builds a model mechanically stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall using paper reinforcement taped to a posterboard wall facing. The design should strive to need the least amount of reinforcement to support the retained soil and design loads.

 

Engineering Open House took place at UIUC on March 8-9, 2019.  This year the Geotechnical Engineering Student Organization (GESO) won an award in the category “Encore Technical”.  This category refers to exhibitions that have been repeated for several years, but this year the presentation was expanded and offered more value to the visitors.

Graduate Students demonstrating the Liquefaction Tank

Graduate Students demonstrating the Liquefaction Tank

Undergraduate students demonstrating characteristics of soil and rock

Undergraduate student explains how a mechanically stabilized earth wall works

Graduate student demonstrating the concept of effective stress
 

Part of the EOH Volunteer Team for Geotech

 

The annual GESO + DFI picnic is held each fall at Hessel Park in Champaign – a wonderful way to kick off the academic year and celebrate the nice autumn weather with good food, friends and family!

   

Geotech students and faculty at the annual picnic

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