Student poster competition winners cited

Judging and awards presented at Geosynthetics 2013

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Graduate and undergraduate students were invited to submit technical themed posters involving geosynthetic topics for the Geosynthetics 2013 student competition. Students presented their posters to a team of industry judges and the first- and second-place award winners were announced during the conference’s April 3 keynote presentation. The student posters were displayed during the conference on the exhibit hall show floor.

First-place winner
Melissa Stewart, Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

Poster title: “An experimental approach to predicting performance of thermally active mechanically stabilized earth walls”

Award: $500

Second-place winner
Melia Iwamoto, graduate research assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Poster title: “Shear strength parameters of GRS using mini-pier load test data”

Award: $200

Both students also received a travel stipend to attend the Geosynthetics 2013 conference in Long Beach, Calif., April 1–4.

Source: Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)

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