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About Us

The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a membership organization focused on geoprofessionals and the geo-industry. It was created by the American Society of Civil Engineers in October 1996 as one of ASCE's specialty Institutes.


The G-I is led by a Board of Governors guided by its Long-Term Strategic Plan, and thrives on the support of numerous member volunteers like you at the technical and administrative levels.

Our Members, Your Colleagues

The G-I membership consists of more than 11,000 individual members and 65 organizational members, including

  • engineers,
  • scientists,
  • technologists,
  • students, and
  • organizations who share a mutual interest in protecting the public by enhancing understanding of—and expertise in—the engineering behavior of earth materials.

Our geoprofessionals work to improve the built environment; prevent the loss of life from natural and man-made hazards; and construct sound and reliable engineered facilities and structures.

Join the Geo-Institute

Geoprofessional Career Development

The G-I combines the talents and perspectives of its members to enhance their career development through:

... offering our members numerous opportunities to learn, grow, give back, and be recognized for their contributions to the geotechnical engineering profession both in the United States and around the world.


The G-I is home of GEOSTRATA Magazine, the official bi-monthly magazine of the Geo-Institute. It is a free membership benefit, featuring articles written by and for geoprofessionals.

Allied Organizations

The G-I will help you expand your understanding of—and access to—the geo-industry through its many allied organizations, both domestic and international.

Contact Us

You can contact a specific member of the G-I Staff, or you can reach all of us at