The New Zealand Geotechnical Society Student Awards are presented to recognise and encourage student participation in the fields of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, and to introduce our best student talent to potential employers.
For these awards, students of a recognised tertiary institution in New Zealand prepare an A1 size poster that clearly and concisely presents their work on any aspect or topic in the fields of geotechnical engineering or engineering geology. The posters are judged on technical content, layout, and overall poster appeal and ranked by a panel nominated by the management committee of the NZGS.
This year the posters were displayed during the Auckland Branch meeting on Tuesday 16th May at the Tonkin and Taylor office. The high quality of the submissions made the judges choices difficult, but they managed to come to a unanimous decision.
First prize went to Gislaine Pardo Tobar for her poster entitled Mechanism of improvement of shear strength and liquefaction resistance
of sand mixed with biochar.
Second and third places went to:
- Lauren Boyd and Liam Ross and for their poster entitled Centrifuge Modelling Of Dam Core Deformation
- Francesca Spinardi for her poster entitled Examining faults within the Hamilton Basin and understanding their seismic history, influence, and potential risk
Ross Roberts presented the winner with her certificate on behalf of the NZGS committee, and each will receive a generous cash prize. The winner will receive $1000 prize, with second and third place receiving $500 and $300 respectively.
Above: First place Gislaine Pardo Tobar
Above: Second place Lauren Boyd and Liam Ross
Above: Third place Francesca Spinardi