Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining walls, embankments, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and similar facilities; and with the engineering characterization and behavior of the ground and its constituent materials

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NHERI RAPID Advanced User Workshop

Dr. Nina Stark participated in the advanced user workshop of the NHERI RAPID facility (https://rapid.designsafe-ci.org/). The workshop provided a training opportunity for utilizing RAPID equipment such as the z-boat and lidar in extreme event reconnaissance. To read more about Dr. Nina Stark’s research, please visit her Research Group Blog: https://coastalgeotech.blogspot.com/

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TechGirls Camp

For the second year in a row, the Coastal & Marine Geotechnics Team at Virginia Tech hosted two sessions for the TechGirls camp at Virginia Tech. From their website, “TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women from the United States, Central Asia and the Middle East and North Read more…

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Outreach to Yakutat Middleschool

Nick Brilli has been in Yakutat for almost 6 weeks now! In addition to doing lots of field work, he has been helping teach a summer outreach program for the local middle schoolers. He teaches them about measuring techniques on the beach (profiling, moisture contents, and sediment strength), how to build sand castles using their Read more…

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Nina Stark named Anthony and Catherine Moraco Faculty Fellow

Nina Stark, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was named the Anthony and Catherine Moraco Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. The Anthony and Catherine Moraco Endowed Faculty Fellowship was established in 2018 by Anthony and Catherine Moraco to attract and retain leading scholars in Read more…

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