IGS North America Update: Renewing membership

February 1st, 2024

One of the most significant impacts you can have on your field is to renew your professional memberships early in the year. This gives organizations the funding they need to continue providing education and networking opportunities, promote the issues that support your work, offer scholarships, etc. IGS North America (IGS-NA) encourages you to ensure that […]

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IGS North America update: Education in the spotlight

August 1st, 2023

IGS North America (IGS-NA) has an educational mission, focused on both today’s contributors to the civil engineering field and tomorrow’s (students). With regard to students, the 2023-2024 IGS-NA board has numerous irons in the fire: We issued four fellowships (currently $500 each) in February as part of our joint initiative with the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) […]

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IGS North America update: All about Toronto

June 1st, 2023

IGS North America (IGS-NA) is deep into planning GeoAmericas 2024, the 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics: Abstracts were accepted through May 24, and the technical and education committees will send the initial presentation/paper invitations in June. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities will open to the field by June 2023. GeoAmericas 2024 will be held April […]

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New board of directors, GeoAmericas 2024

April 1st, 2023

IGS North America (IGS-NA) held its biennial elections in January 2023 and elected, continued or co-opted the next cycle of leadership, which runs February 2023–February 2025. Here is the new board of directors: President: Ben Leshchinsky, Ph.D. (Oregon State University) President-Elect: Kristin Sample-Lord, Ph.D., P.E. (Villanova University) Past President: John Allen, P.E. (MBCC Group) Treasurer: […]

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IGS North America: New board of directors, big agenda

February 1st, 2023

As this issue of Geosynthetics is released, IGS North America (IGS-NA) will be announcing its new board of directors. Elections took place in January 2023. The official passing of the gavel takes place at the in-person IGS-NA chapter meeting at Geosynthetics Conference in Kansas City, Mo. (February 5–8). If you are in Kansas City, as […]

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Update from IGS-NA

April 1st, 2021

by John Allen The IGS North America (IGS-NA) board is working diligently on diversity within its membership and representatives. The organization is expanding the number of liaisons to the board to include all the major North American technical societies that influence geosynthetics. IGS-NA provides the best vehicle for disseminating research on geosynthetics, as it connects […]

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