GGSS Round Table

The Round Table is an annual student showcase held at the University of California, Davis. Professionals from government and industry are invited to presentations and poster sessions by GGSS student members. The goal of the Round Table is to foster a connection with professionals so that researchers at UC Davis have an understanding of the needs of industry and industry is aware of the research projects at UC Davis. The event highlights include student presentations, poster sessions, an industry panel discussion, and social festivities.


The Geotechnical Graduate Student Society's GGSS Round Table is turning 14 this year and we will be hosting our annual event on April 8th & 9th (1-4 PM), 2021. Due to the consideration of participants' health and safety, as well as university regulation to stop the spread of Covid-19, the GGSS Round Table event for 2021 will be held virtually on Zoom. 



Past Award Recipients

I. M. Idriss Award for Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering

  • 2019: Alex Sturm and Trevor Carey

  • 2018: Kate Darby

  • 2017: Chris Krage and Diane Moug

Geosyntec Fellowship

  • 2019: Alena Raymond

  • 2018: Alex Sturm

Patrick C. Lucia Geotechnical Engineering Scholarship

  • 2019: Renmin Pretell

Fugro West Fellowship

  • 2019: Han Yang and Maya El Kortbawi

  • 2018: Gabby Hernandez and Sophia Palumbo

  • 2017: Alena Raymond, Alex Sturm and Trevor Carey

CPT Inc./ConeTec Graduate Student Award

  • 2019: Tyler Oathes

  • 2018: Kevin Kuei and Trevor Carey

  • 2017: Adam Price and Kate Darby

GEI Award for Best Presentation

  • 2019: Alex San Pablo and Charles Graddy

  • 2018: Alex Sturm

  • 2017: Adam Price

GEI Award for Best Poster

  • 2019: Alex Sturm, Koral Buch and Sumeet Sinha

  • 2018: Alena Raymond, Kate Darby, Sophia Palumbo and Trevor Carey

  • 2017: Chris Krage, Diane Moug and Mohammad Khosravi