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GeoSystems Engineering


GeoEngineering Graduate Student Association at Berkeley


Graduate Student Association


The main objective of the GeoEngineering Graduate Student Association at Berkeley is to provide GeoSystems graduate students, postdoctoral and visiting researchers with:

  1. an executive/steering committee to coordinate the activities of the abovementioned students,
  2. a forum to share technical details of ongoing research,
  3. a platform for constructive peer review and support, and
  4. to promote student collaboration, outreach, and social interaction.


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Leadership Committee: Bodhinanda Chandra, Camilo Pinilla Ramos, Xinyi Qian, Brittany Russo, Drew Gomberg



The 5th annual GeoSymposium will be held from 1 pm - 5:30 pm on November 12, 2021 at Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley. This symposium showcases current research conducted in the GeoSystems Engineering group at UC Berkeley. All are welcome to attend. 

To register: GeoSymposium Tickets

Latest Student News

Geosystems PhD student Brittany Russo wins 2022 USSD Scholarship

Brittany Russo, a PhD student in the Geosystems program advised by Prof. Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, was one of the selected finalists for the USSD scholarships awarded every year during the Annual USSD conference. Brittany got the second place scholarship following the presentation of her work on "Non-invasive levee health monitoring using data fusion and machine learning for infrastructure resiliency against climate change" during thi ...

Geosystems Graduate Students Win Outstanding GSI Awards

Geosystems graduate students Emma O'Hara (MS student) and Drew Gomberg (PhD student) both received the 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award for their exemplary work as teaching assistants in the Fall semester.  These UC Berkeley Campus Awards are highly competitive and recognize students who show exemplary pedagogical excellence and create an inclusive learning environment that promotes critical thinking. Congratul ...

Booklet with Graduate Student Resumes Distributed to Companies

The UC Berkeley Geosystems program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering published a booklet with this year's geotechnical engineering graduate student resumes.  Participation to the booklet was optional among graduating Masters students, and nearly 30 of them are included in it. This is the first time that the program is putting together such a booklet.  The booklet is one of the new initiative ...

The 2021 Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium was a success!!

The 5th annual UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Symposium was held on November 12, 2021, at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall. The annual symposium was organized by the GeoEngineering Graduate Student Association at UC Berkeley and hosted by Brittany Russo, a Ph.D. student working with Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos. There were 143 registered participants for the event across academia and industry, making it the largest i ...

Register for the 5th Annual UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium

The 5th annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 1-5 pm in Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall.  The symposium highlights the research conducted by current PhD students and Research Associates at UC Berkeley in the GeoSystems Group through spotlight presentations and poster presentations. To register, please follow this link: Register Here Registration deadline is November 7 ...

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