An annual commitment by the Geosynthetic Institute to recognize and reward deserving students in the geosynthetics discipline continued this year.
The third class of GSI Fellows for academic year 2010-2011, as well as ongoing classes, was announced in September.
The fellowship criteria include:
- Student must have completed his/her doctoral candidacy examinations.
- Student must be researching an innovative topic involving geosynthetics.
- Student must express an interest and desire to teach and/or research in the geosynthetic field.
Four of the new proposals (Class 3a below) contained projects that have been awarded. These four, plus two first-class students and one second-class student (continuing their research projects) have been sent stipend checks accordingly.