CEE undergraduates Corbin St. Aubin, Adam Beach, Christine
Pageau and Katie Paluch participated in the 2011 GeoChallenge
competition on March 13-16 in Dallas, Texas. They were accompanied
by faculty adviser, Milind Khire.
The purpose of this event was for the team to design and build
a scale model mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall inside
a plywood form, using sand with paper reinforcement affixed
to a poster board wall facing. Based on design paper scoring,
the top 16 teams were invited to compete at ASCE Geo-Institute's
Geo-Frontiers 2011 in Dallas, Texas.