Geo-Extreme STEM Event!
Sunday, November 7, 2021
2:00 – 5:00 pm EST
Floods, hurricanes, landslides, and tornados are becoming more frequent in our society and have large impacts on our communities. Geotechnical engineers will play a significant role in helping communities and businesses to mitigate the impact of climate change and sea level rise. Geotechnical engineers study the engineering behavior of earth materials as it relates to the design and construction of infrastructure society uses every day. Some of this infrastructure includes buildings, dams, levees, and retaining structures, just to name a few. If you’d like to learn more about this exciting field and help to find solutions to solve our society’s greatest challenges, please consider joining for this educational event!
Who: Local students interested in geotechnical engineering
Where: Hyatt Regency Savannah (2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401) - Scarborough Ballroom 4
Contact Information: [email protected]
The American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute (G-I) Geo-Extreme conference is partnering with the G-I Outreach and Engagement Committee (OEC) to inform Savannah area students about geotechnical engineering and extreme events! Students will have the opportunity to meet practicing geotechnical engineers, learn about extreme events that may occur within their community, and get excited about a future in our field.
The event will involve an introductory presentation about careers in geotechnical engineering presented by professional engineers, an interactive walking tour along the Savannah River to highlight geotechnical infrastructure and potential impacts from extreme events, and a scavenger hunt of exhibitors in the geotechnical engineering practice.