In honor of the Geo-Institute’s 25th anniversary, G-I Past President Ed Kavazanjian has generously donated $125,000 to the Geo-Institute Student Participation Fund, and will match an additional $125,000 to Members’ contributions to the Fund.
The Student Participation Fund helps geotechnical engineering students attend Geo-Congress, supports regional and national student competitions, and more. When you donate to the Fund, you're investing in your future colleagues and in the future of the profession.
The G-I Silver Anniversary Campaign
To thank you for your contribution, we are pleased to offer these special gifts:
Supporter - $25 and up – commemorative 25th anniversary Geo-Institute pin
Booster - $250 and up – 25th anniversary Dri-Fit G-I polo shirt and commemorative 25th anniversary Geo-Institute pin
President’s Circle - $2500 and up – your name in an issue of GEOSTRATA, 25th anniversary Dri-Fit G-I polo shirt, and commemorative 25th anniversary Geo-Institute pin
Supporter - $2500 – your organization's name in GEOSTRATA, five 25th anniversary Dri-Fit G-I polo shirts, and five commemorative 25th anniversary Geo-Institute pins
President’s Circle - $25000 – recognition at all 2021 Geo-Institute conferences, your organization's name in GEOSTRATA, ten 25th anniversary Dri-Fit G-I polo shirts, and ten commemoratives 25th anniversary Geo-Institute pins
You can contribute to the Fund
About Edward Kavazanjian, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., G.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE
Kavazanjian is a Regents Professor and the Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). His Bachelor and Master of Science degrees are from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 and was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University for seven years before going into engineering practice.
In February 2013 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in recognition of his contributions to design of waste containment systems and geotechnical earthquake engineering. In August 2015, he became director of the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG), a 3rd Generation National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center headquartered at ASU.
Professor Kavazanjian has been active with ASCE and the Geo-Institute (and the G-I’s predecessor, the Geotechnical Engineering Division) throughout his career, on both the local and national level, starting as a Student member at MIT.
Dr. Kavazanjian has shown distinction in the field of geotechnical engineering and served on several ASCE Boards:
- Seven years on the Geo-Institute Board of Governors, including a term as President.
- Chair of the Geo-Institute Technical Coordination Council and the Embankments Dams and Slopes Committee, and as chair of the Geotechnical Division Reliability and Safety Committee.
- Six years on the Board of the Los Angeles Section Geotechnical Group, including a term as president; the Continuing Education Committee of the Metropolitan Section for three years; and the San Francisco Section Board of Governors for five years.
He was elected a Distinguished Member of ASCE, the Society’s highest honor, in 2018. He is the recipient of the 2011 Karl Terzaghi Award, the 2010 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, and the 2009 Ralph B. Peck Award.