Society News

191st IAEG Connector

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The latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

190th IAEG Connector

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14 dead in landslide in Colombia, South America — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

Rocha Medal Award 2024

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An invitation is now being extended to the whole Rock Mechanics community, for nominations for the Rocha Medal Award in 2024.

Each nomination shall conform to the attached ISRM By-law No, 7 , namely as concerns Articles 2 and 3, and shall be received by the ISRM Secretary General not later than 31 December 2022. 

Rocha Medal information

ISSMGE News & Information Circular February 2022

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The latest issue of the ISSMGE News & Information Circular, for February 2022 is available online.

189th IAEG Connector

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First IAEG Summer School for PhD Students in July in the Alps — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

188th IAEG Connector

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IAEG Congress Postponed — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

187th IAEG Connector

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Tonga volcanic eruption: Disaster in the Pacific Ocean plus a tsunami — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

IAEG Electronic Newsletter, January 2022

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The latest issue of the IAEG Electronic newsletter, Issue 4, January 2022, is available to download here.

186th IAEG Connector

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10 die in incredible rock topple in Brazil — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available to read online.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular – January 2022

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The latest issue of the ISSMGE News & Information Circular is available to read online.

Deadline for Abstracts, 17th ARC

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The 17th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (17ARC), www.17arc.org, will be held on Monday 14 August – Friday 18 August 2023 at the Hilton Astana Hotel, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The deadline for abstracts is March 15, 2022.

IAEG Connector Top articles of 2021

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The IAEG have compiled a list of top articles from their e-Connector newsletter in 2021. You can read the list here.

ISSMGE News & Information Circular December 2021

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The latest issue of the ISSMGE News & Information circular is available online.

183rd IAEG Connector

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Follow up of Melamchi Disaster, North of Kathmandu, Nepal — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

Victoria PhD Research Award 2022 Call for Nominees

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The AGS Victoria PhD Research Award is presented by the Victoria Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society as part of its ongoing support of academic institutions and researchers and to foster increased collaboration between academia and industry. The award aims to provide a forum for PhD researchers to showcase their research to geotechnical profession. The award is presented biannually starting from 2022.

The Award

The winner will receive:

  • a token of appreciation; and
  • cash prize of $1,500 from the Australian Geomechanics Society.

Selection

Applications will be required to submit an abstract for review. Shortlisted candidates will be selected and required to prepare a technical paper for publication in Australian Geomechanics Journal and make a 15 minutes presentation at a meeting of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society. Mentorship, by a representative of AGS Victoria committee, will be available to short- listed applicants. A judging panel will evaluate abstracts and review technical papers and presentations. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting and in Australian Geomechanics at the time of publication. Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria with equal weighting given to paper and presentation:

  • Scientific quality;
  • Originality;
  • Innovation;
  • Standard of presentation; and
  • Practical significance.

How to apply

The entry should comprise:

  • An abstract for the proposed technical paper in the Australian Geomechanics journal format and limited to 500 words.
  • a completed and signed application form.
  • A support letter from the primary supervisor, briefly outlining why the work is considered prize-worthy, in pdf format.

Timeline

The award timeline is described below. The technical papers by shortlisted candidates will be published in the Q3 edition of the Australian Geomechanics journal in 2022.

  • 11 February 2022 – Deadline for abstract submissions;
  • 25 February 2022 – shortlisted candidates selected;
  • 10 June 2022 – Submission of technical paper. Review of technical paper is expected to be completed by July for publication in the Q3 edition of the Australian Geomechanics journal
  • 17 August 2022 – presentations by short listed candidates at a technical meeting of the Victorian Chapter of the AGS. The winner to be announced on the night.
  • September 2022 – publication of the Q3 edition of Australian Geomechanics with short listed candidate papers and announcement of the prize winner.

It is expected that candidates submitting for the prize in the year of the award will be suitably advanced in their research at the time of abstract submission to ensure that their paper submission is not delayed and the above timeline is met. Where candidates are unlikely to meet the above timeline they should consider submitting for the prize at a later time.

Applicants must be:

  • Undertaking PhD research at a Victorian university in the field of geotechnical engineering, geo- environmental engineering or engineering geology;
  • Nominees must be a member of the Australian Geomechanics Society and a resident of Victoria at the time of application; and
  • Nominees must also have their supervisor’s consent to apply for this award.

Please forward your submission to the Secretary of the Australian Geomechanics Society, Victorian Chapter, Daniel King via [email protected] australiangeomechanics.org

For queries, contact Yuqi Tan ([email protected])

IAEG Electronic Newsletter 2021 Issue No.3

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The latest issue of the IAEG Electronic Newsletter 2021 Issue No.3 can be downloaded here.

8th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety & Risk

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8th International Symposium for Geotechnical Safety & Risk will be held in Newcastle in December 14-16, 2022. It will be highly appreciated if you can circulate the attached “call for abstracts” to AGS members.

More information can be found in the event flyer and at ISGSR2022.org.

178th IAEG Connector

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Highlights of IAEG Council meeting on October 7, 2021 — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

177th IAEG Connector

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Speaker Announced for the 38th Manuel Rocha Lecture in Lisbon, Portugal — the latest issue of the IAEG Connector newsletter is available online.

ISSMGE-TC202 and UTS-TRC hosted International Young Professionals Workshop on Transport Infrastructure

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Registrations are now open for the International Young Professionals Workshop on Road-Rail Infrastructure (Hybrid), 26th November 2021, SydneyThe early bird fee will end this Friday 29 October.

This hybrid event is organized by the Transport Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and is expected to attract a large virtual participation of international young professionals via ZOOM.

The updated workshop and registration information can be found on Humanitix.

The event is co-sponsored by the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), ISSMGE TC202 – Transportation Geotechnics, and SMEC-Australia.

We are hoping that some of your young civil engineering staff and PhD students can attend.