GESO seminar

Mr. Kenneth Berry (URS) will be giving a talk on Instrumentation of Bluestone Dam:

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
12 PM, Yeh Center Room 3310

Please open this link for further information:


Ralph B. Peck Award

Two Ph.D. students were awarded Ralph B. Peck Award on Nov. 12, 2012 for the outstanding achievements in their Ph.D. research:

Jason Funk
Byungmin Kim


Prof. Mesri (Mr. Funk’s research advisor), Mr. Funk, Mr. Kim, and Prof. Hashash (Mr. Kim’s research advisor) from left to right

Mr. Funk and Prof. Mesri

Mr. Kim and Prof. Mesri



Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference Offers Scholarships

The Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) is a biennial international conference dedicated to the exchange of new developments in the technology of underground rapid excavation and tunneling on a global scale.  The RETC Executive Committee is pleased to offer two funding opportunities for students.  The links below provide full guidelines for each.

1) The RETC Attendance Award (provides funding for students to attend the RETC Conference)
2) The RETC Executive Committee Scholarship (provides a $2,500 scholarship to be used for your university expenses)

Some of you maight be interested in a career in the underground engineering and construction industry.  Interested students may apply online via

GESO Annual Potluck Picnic

When: Saturday, October 13th from 11AM – 2PM
Where: Jean Driscoll Pavilion in AMBUCS Park

Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, condiments, and drinks will be provided, courtesy of GESO and DFI.
Please bring a dish to share if possible, though (dessert, fruit, salad, etc.)!
Feel free to also bring your soccer ball, frisbee, or other lawn game to play at the park.

If you need directions to the park, please see this link to the Urbana Park District webpage: