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The Purdue Geotechnical Society was founded in May 2003 to enhance the strong bond and working relationship among alumni, faculty, students, and staff of the Geotechnical Engineering group at Purdue University for the benefit of all.

2024 PGS Workshop & 20th G.A. Leonards Lecture

The Purdue Geotechnical Society will host the 20th edition of the Purdue Geotechnical Workshop and the 20th G.A. Leonards Lecture on Friday, April 12, 2024 on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University.

The theme for the workshop is “Geotechnics of Dams”. It aligns with the subject of the Leonards Lecture, “Seismic Design Considerations for Tailings Storage Facilities”, which will be given by Professor Jonathan D. Bray of the University of California, Berkeley. For his outstanding contributions to geotechnical and earthquake engineering research, education and practice, Professor Bray has been recognized as a leader of our profession, and we are thrilled that he has accepted our invitation to give the Leonards Lecture.

The workshop will consist in a full day of technical presentations and discussions including Keynote Lectures by Dr. Georgette Hlepas, Principal Geotechnical Engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers, and Professor Timothy Stark of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Leonards Lecture will be followed by a reception and dinner.

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