USUCGER Awards for Research, Service, and Education

USUCGER Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

This award shall be awarded by the USUCGER Board, typically every three years to an affiliate of a USUCGER-member institution who is a champion of and has demonstrated strong and sustained commitment towards promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. Eligible nominees can be at any rank/position.

Recipients:

Christopher Swan 2021
Andrea Welker 2021

USUCGER Early Career Researcher Award

This award can be awarded by the USUCGER Board, once every two years, to an affiliate of a USUCGER-member institution who has made significant and innovative contributions to research, creative accomplishment, and scholarship in the field of geotechnical engineering. The definition of research is broad and is intended to include all aspects of the creation of new knowledge. Eligible nominees should be tenure-track (or tenured) faculty, and cannot be older than 45 years old, or more than 12 years from their PhD degree year by December 31, 2020 (whichever is less restrictive).

Recipients:

Brett Maurer 2020
Brina Montoya 2020

USUCGER Early Career Educator Award

This award can be awarded by the USUCGER Board, once every two years, to an affiliate of a USUCGER-member institution who has provided educational and/or professional development services to the USUCGER community. The definition of education is broad and is intended to include all aspects of educational activity as it relates to and enhances the education and educational abilities of affiliates of USUCGER-member institutions. Eligible nominees should be tenure-track (or tenured) faculty, and cannot be older than 45 years old, or more than 12 years from their PhD degree year by December 31, 2020 (whichever is less restrictive).

Recipients:

Cassandra Rutherford 2021
James Kaklamanos 2021

USUCGER Distinguished Service Award

This award can be awarded by the USUCGER Board, once every two years to an affiliate of a USUCGER-member institution who has given distinguished service to USUCGER. Eligible nominees can be at any rank/position.

Recipients:

Jean-Louis Briaud 2020
Rick Fragaszy 2020
Tuncer Edil 2007
Deborah Goodings 2003
Roman Hryciw 2000
Mehmet Tumay 1998

USUCGER Distinguished Researcher Award

This award shall be awarded by the USUCGER Board and at their discretion, typically every two years, to an affiliate of a USUCGER-member institution who has made outstanding and innovative contributions to research, creative accomplishment, and scholarship in the field of geotechnical engineering. The definition of research is broad, and is intended to include all aspects of the creation of new knowledge. The award may be granted to members at any academic rank.

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USUCGER Distinguished Educator Award

This award shall be awarded by the USUCGER Board, and at their discretion, every third year to an affiliate of a USUCGER-member institution who has provided educational services to the USUCGER community. The definition of education is broad and is intended to include all aspects of educational activity as it relates to and enhances the education and educational abilities of affiliates of USUCGER-member institutions.

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USUCGER Research Investment Award

This award shall be awarded by the USUCGER Board, and at their discretion, every third year. The essential criterion will be significant but broad contributions to geotechnical research, rather than of a specific research accomplishment. The recipient may or may not be an affiliate of a USUCGER-member institution.

Recipients:

Roy Olson 2007
Albert F. Dimillio 2004
Cliff Astill 2001
S. Scot Litke 2000
Joseph P. Welsh 1998