April Dinner Meeting 2024

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ASCE / GI Joint Dinner Meeting – Apr 2024

Thursday, April 4, 2023, 6-8:30pm, UW, Seattle, WA

Co-organized by University of Washington Geo-Institute Graduate Student Society (GIGGS) and Geotechnical Group

Join us for the April meeting on Thursday, April 4th.  UW Graduate Students will be presenting on current research projects.


$50 – ASCE Member (Early bird special before March 26th)
$60 – ASCE Member (Late registration)
$60 – Non-member
FREE – Current College Student
FREE – Current College Faculty Member
$100 – Student Sponsorship


Topic: Geotechnical Department Research
Speaker: UW Graduate Students

Up and Coming: Showcasing Recent UW Graduate Student Activities and Research
• Amin Pakzad, PhD student (with Prof. Pedro Arduino)
• Bruna Ribeiro, PhD student (with Prof. Michael Gomez)
• Daniel Acosta Reyes, PhD student (with Prof. Joseph Wartman)
• Morgan Sanger, PhD student (with Prof. Brett Maurer)
• Nishanthi Perera, PhD student (with Prof. Joseph Wartman)

The purpose of this presentation is to exhibit the University of Washington (UW) geotechnical engineering graduate program and current students to the ASCE Seattle Geo-Institute. In sharing the research and happenings in the program, this presentation seeks to highlight the skills, knowledge, and experiences of the students; to communicate the pioneering work of the institution; and to further connect the program to the local practicing community. The programs senior graduate students will offer their perspective and share lightning-style presentations on their current research, including:
• Life-cycle performance of biocemented soils (Bruna Ribeiro)
• High-fidelity dynamic analysis of structures with pile foundations (Amin Pakzad)
• Geospatial liquefaction modeling with mechanics-informed AI (Morgan Sanger)
• Improving rockfall hazard analyses using calibrated physics engines (Nishanthi Perera)
• Landslide geohazard impacts and social vulnerability (Daniel Acosta)

Student Bios: https://linktr.ee/uwgigss

Meeting Location
UW Maple Hall

Directions & Parking

Maple Hall is located at the southwest corner of 1135 NE Campus Parkway. Paid parking is available at the UW W-10 Lot, W-12 Lot or the Central Plaza Garage.

Meeting Schedule
5:30 Check-in & Networking
5:45 Introduction & Announcements
6:00 Presentation
7:15 Dinner & Networking


ASCE-GIGGS Group Dinner Meeting


April 4, 2024 6:00 pm(GMT-07:00)


Maple Hall - UW

1135 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98105

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