UMR to host GeoMO conference

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On May 10, 2006

The civil, architectural and environmental engineering department at the University of Missouri-Rolla is hosting GeoMO 2006, a conference and workshop on soil strength and slope stability, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 19, on campus.          

The workshop fee of $125 covers course notes, video materials and a luncheon. Attendees will receive a certificate for six professional development hours.         

“Soil Strength and Slope Stability” is a short course on methods of estimating, measuring and selecting soil strength values.         

The workshop, which will be held in Room 125 of the Civil Engineering Building, will be led by Dr. J. Michael Duncan and Dr. Stephen G. Wright. Duncan is Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. Wright is the Brunswick-Abernathy Regents Professor in Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.         

The workshop is sponsored by UMR’s distance and continuing education department, UMR’s department of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Association of Engineering Geologists.        

Dr. Rick Stephenson, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at UMR, is the director of the conference. For more information, call (573) 341-4278 or email Registration information is also available at

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