CLICK HERE to be directed to the membership information and dues payment page. Dues collection for the 2022-2024 membership cycle began February 2022. Dues are $75 for the 2022-2024 cycle, and are not prorated.


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.

Call for 2022 Award Nominations Closed

The nomination period has now closed. Stay on the lookout for the call for 2023 award nominations in late summer/early fall 2023. The 2023 awards will include the USUCGER Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award and the USUCGER Early Career Educator Award.

Survey Report

The first USUCGER Graduate Geo-Engineering Programs Survey Report…

This report summarizes 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.

2022 Award Winners

We congratulate the recipients of the 2022 USUCGER Early Career Researcher Award: Dr. Alba
Yerro-Colom and Dr. Michelle Barry!

Stay on the lookout for the call for 2023 award nominations in late summer/early fall 2023.