IGS North America (IGS–NA) is actively training future users of geosynthetics, teaching geosynthetic educators, and promoting geosynthetics as part of engineering curricula through two educational programs: Educate the Educators and Educate the Students.
Educate the Educators, a geosynthetics training program for university professors, is a two-day, funded training course at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., Canada. The program provides specialized, hands-on guidance and lecture materials to equip attending professors with the tools they need to offer effective geosynthetics coursework in their engineering programs. Attending professors receive instruction and course materials (including PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and sample binders), and have continued access to the instructors as they develop their own programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.To be held in December 2017, Educate the Educators provides training and educational materials on the fundamentals of geosynthetics, as well as exposure to the latest thinking on geosynthetics in reinforcement and environmental applications.
The Educate the Students program offers engaging and effective geosynthetic lectures that will immediately impact engineers in training. Lectures will be tailored to the needs of each program, and topics may range from fundamental to sophisticated. The program focusses on large engineering schools.
The budget for these two programs is $80,000. IGS–NA is offering sponsorship programs to fund both projects. Please consider supporting long-term quality growth of geosynthetics usage through sponsorship of either or both programs.
For more information, visit www.igs-na.org.