Geological Engineering undergraduates place first in CGS report competition

November 10, 2016
From left to right: Michael Kraitman, Jacob Nicklen, Mr. Dennis Becker (President of the Canadian Foundation for Geotechnique), Jacob Nikl, Roxanne Hasior, Ms. Sumi Siddiqua (CGS Student Competition Chair), and Mr. Doug VanDine (CGS President)

Congratulations to Geological Engineering students Roxanne Hasior, Michael Kraitman, Jacob Nicklen and Jacob Nikl on earning first prize in the Undergraduate Report Award (Group Submission) at the annual Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) Student Competition. The team's capstone design project report, Long Lake Tunnel and Surface Cut Pre-Feasibility Design and Comparison, was nominated by their instructor, Susan Hollingshead. This was the fourth year in a row that EOAS geological engineering students placed first or second in the national competition.

The Undergraduate Student Report award was established in 1987 to reward excellence in the preparation of an undergraduate geotechnical thesis by a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited Canadian university. In 2002, the award was also given to group submissions solving open-ended geotechnical design problems and in preparing formal technical reports within teams.

The first place award, which included 1 year membership in the CGS, complimentary registration at the 69th annual CGS conference held in Vancouver this year, and $500 per student, was presented on October 4 at an awards gala held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel on October 4, 2016. The students accepted their award in person from the President of the CGS, Mr. Doug VanDine.