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, a Geowall demonstration, an industry panel discussion, and social festivities.


Dear Friends,

On behalf of the faculty and GGSS, we regret to inform you that we are postponing the GGSS Round Table 2020, which was scheduled for this Friday, March 13th, in accordance with yesterday's (March 10th) directive from the UC Davis campus that all gatherings with planned attendances greater than 150 people be canceled or postponed. This action is being taken by campus in the best interest of students, staff, faculty and the community at large in helping contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

We are obviously disappointed for this as we all were looking forward to being together again. It is our hope and intent to reschedule the Round Table for a date in May/June of this year, but such plans will depend on how the outbreak progresses and on further guidance from the campus. We will be in touch with an update as soon as we know more.

We apologize for the belated notice and any inconvenience it may have caused, particularly for those traveling from out of town.

We also recognize that many of you have already sent unrestricted gifts or paid registration fees to provide support for the GGSS and its educational activities. We will be in touch with you to understand how you wish these funds be handled.

We look forward to getting together as soon as conditions permit. In the meantime, we hope that you, your families, and your friends are all well.

On behalf of the UC Davis Geotechnical Faculty and the Geotechnical Graduate Student Society,

Ross Boulanger, GGSS Faculty Advisor

Alena Raymond, GGSS President


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