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2014 Mid-Pacific Student Conference

Past Conferences‎ > ‎2011‎ > ‎2011 Competitions‎ > ‎

2011 GeoChallenge


Soils are the most common and most complex type of construction material. Virtually all structures are either built with soil, in soil, or on soil, and yet now there are no two soils that are exactly the same. They inherit their complex characteristics from the geologic cycle. To be able to predict soil behavior under anticipated conditions, the mechanics of soils should be well understood and their specific properties evaluated. 

Because of these reasons and an increase in interest in Geotechnical Engineering, beginning this year, the Geo-Institute's GeoChallenge is being added to the list of competitions at Mid-Pac. Schools from the Mid-Pacific Region are invited to compete in this competition in Sacramento on Saturday, April 16. The competition rules that will be adhered to are the same competition rules for the Geo-Institute's 2011 National GeoChallenge with a few modifications. These modifications will be made known to competing schools in Mailer II. Questions about the rules and interpretations can be emailed to the GeoChallenge Chair at the email below. 

We are excited to bring you this new competition to Mid-Pac. Good luck to all of the competitors and we look forward to having you here in our beautiful state capital, Sacramento.


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