Book of Abstracts Report from: International Workshop on Education of Future Geotechnical Engineers in Response to Emerging Multi-scale Soil-Environment Problems
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Book of abstracts compiled by over 40 participants, as part of a workshop organized by Principal Investigators Chloé Arson and Giuseppe Buscarnera, under NSF Grant CMMI-1443990. The workshop addressed the new skill set needed by Geotechnical Engineers to solve the multi-scale, multi-physics problems faced by modern technology. New research areas such as solid/fluid transition from the grain to the landslide; geological waste storage from micro-cracks to fractured reservoirs; bio-engineered geomerials from natural bacteria to designed structures; energy piles from soil properties to geotechnical performance; geotechnical earthquake engineering: from ground motion to structural safety all require a broader range of knowledge than previously provided in the typical Geotechnical Engineering course of study. This International Workshop aims to identify key challenges for the education of new generations of geotechnical engineers, focusing on undergraduate education. This book of abstracts was one of the outcomes of this workshop, for articles to be submitted for a special issue in the journal ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.