National experts come to S&T for GeoMO 2017

Civil and environmental engineering experts are the featured speakers when Missouri University of Science and Technology hosts the 2017 GeoMo symposium May 18.

The symposium, titled “Geophysics and Nondestructive Evaluation in the Assessment and Monitoring of Geotechnical and Infrastructure Systems,” is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Room 125 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.

National experts Dr. Richard Wood, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Dr. Nenad Gucunski, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering at Rutgers University, are the guest speakers.

“The symposium is an exceptional opportunity to network with fellow practicing engineers as well as geotechnical graduate students, faculty and national scholars in geotechnical engineering,” says Dr. Joel Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at Missouri S&T.

Registration for the symposium, which includes refreshment breaks and lunch, are $125 for regular registration, $25 for students and $300 for exhibitors. Attendees will receive five professional development hours.

The event provides a Missouri forum for nationally recognized geotechnical experts, “gives practical information designed to enhance practicing engineers’ capabilities and a convenient venue maximizing networking interaction between practicing engineers,” Burken says.

The day will be especially valuable for geotechnical, civil and environmental engineers; geophysicists; geologists and hydrologists; bridge and infrastructure engineers; owners and operators; planners and regulators; department of transportation engineers; and students.

For more information, contact the Missouri S&T distance and continuing education office at 573-341-4992 or by email at dce@mst.edu.

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