Engineers Australia

Young Geotechnical Professionals and Students Evening

Richard Cavagnaro Award

Young Geotechnical Engineers and Researchers

This event is a competition involving a series of research presentations by young geotechnical professionals. By its nature, the evening serves to inform the practicing engineering community of the latest research developments currently underway. Furthermore, a series of videos from the separate AGS video competition will be shown, which promote the benefits of industry-academia collaboration.

The winner of the research competition will receive the Richard Cavagnaro award, consisting of a $400 prize, a certificate, and a mention in the Australian Geomechanics Journal and AGS website. Note that the judges reserve the right to split the prize money, e.g. in the event of a draw.

The research presentation competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of geotechnical engineering and geotechnical engineers under 30 years old.

The Richard Cavagnaro Award is judged according to the criteria given below:

  • Clarity
  • Quality of technical content
  • Pace and timing
  • Audience engagement

Presenters will have access to a computer and lightshow projector.

To enter the competition, please send the completed registration form to Dat Phan by 5pm on the 1st of July.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.