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Student poster competition winners cited

April 23rd, 2013 / By: / Industry News

Judging and awards presented at Geosynthetics 2013

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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