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The United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) was founded in 1985 to provide advocacy for the continued development and expansion of high quality geotechnical engineering research and education by US academic institutions. This discipline has evolved to include geotechnical, geomechanical, geoenvironmental, geological, and geophysical engineering.

USUCGER’s overarching objective is to enhance both the community and the economy, and, through that, the quality of life, by the development and effective implementation of geotechnical infrastructure design techniques that ensure safety, health, security, and support the integrity of the environment, both in the United States and abroad. USUCGER strives to achieve this through interaction with regulatory and funding agencies, and by promoting cooperation and discussion among geotechnical engineering faculty affiliated with U.S. member institutions.


Geotechnical faculty positions are posted on the Academic Positions page, under Resources. Posting positions is free for USUCGER member institutions. 

Survey Report

Please remember to complete the new USUCGER survey on graduate programs. The survey link is here. Only one person from each institution should respond and we would like to have all responses submitted by September 30, 2023.

The first USUCGER Graduate Geo-Engineering Programs Survey Report summarized the results from a survey USUCGER conducted during summer 2020, focusing on the graduate degrees (PhD and/or MS/MEng) awarded from U.S. Geo-Engineering (i.e. Geotechnical, Geological, and Geoenvironmental) Programs in AY 2018-2019. The report can be found here: USUCGER Grad Survey Results_Final.

Apply for a Student Travel Grant!

Applications for student travel grants to attend conferences for 2024-2025 are due July 15, 2024. You can find more information here

2023-2024 Award Winners

We congratulate the recipients of the 2024 USUCGER Awards: Dr. Katerina Ziotopoulou and Dr. Shobha Bhatia!