About Us

The goal of the Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS) at UC Davis is to promote scholarship, service, leadership, and social events for the geotechnical group at UC Davis with the intention of fostering collaboration throughout our group and providing opportunities to promote our education and professional development.

As students and researchers we can benefit from diversifying our sources of discussion and criticism. GGSS sponsored activities such as field trips, social events, and seminars will promote this diversification. Participation in our geotechnical group will ideally provide the opportunity to discuss our ideas with each other, and promote a group atmosphere.

The GGSS was formed during the Fall quarter of 2007. Its largest event is the annual Round Table where professionals from government and industry are invited to student presentations and poster sessions. The goal of the Round Table is to foster a connection with professionals so that researchers at UC Davis have an understanding of the needs of industry and industry is aware of the research projects at UC Davis.

2017-2018 Leadership Team

Darby, Kathleen

Kathleen Darby

Shepard, Greg

Greg Shepard

Sinha, Sumeet

Sumeet Sinha
Seminar coordinator

Paull, Nicholas

Nicholas Paull
Social events coordinator

Hernandez, Gabby

Gabby Hernandez
Field trip coordinator

Palumbo, Sophia

Sophia Palumbo
Outreach coordinator

Ross W Boulanger

Ross W Boulanger
Faculty advisor

By Laws of Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GGSS) can be found here

A competition was initiated among the student membership to redesign the GGSS logo with the winning submission coming from Sean Munter (MS 2016)


Geotechnical Engineering at UC Davis


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