The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) was founded in 1985 to provide advocacy for the continued development and expansion of high quality geotechnical engineering research and education by US academic institutions. This discipline has evolved to include geotechnical, geomechanical, geoenvironmental, geological, and geophysical engineering.

USUCGER's overarching objective is to enhance both the community and the economy, and, through that, the quality of life, by the development and effective implementation of geotechnical infrastructure design techniques that ensure safety, health, security, and support the integrity of the environment, both in the United States and abroad. USUCGER strives to achieve this through interaction with regulatory and funding agencies, and by promoting cooperation and discussion among geotechnical engineering faculty affiliated with U.S. member institutions.


See the Candidates for the 2019 Board Member Election here.


What's New?

The Second Early Career Geotechnical Engineering Workshop is tentatively scheduled for either August 7 and 8 or August 14 and 15 at Case University in Cleveland.  It will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of USUCGER (to be held on the morning o August 7 or 14).  Additional details will be posted as they become available.

The USUCGER-GeoCoalition collaboration has now gone live!





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