Orange County Branch Newsletter

March 2020

ASCE OC Geo-Institute

2020 Continuing Education Seminar

By Adeleine J. Tran, P.E. | G-I First Director

On February 6, ASCE Orange County Geo-Institute (G-I) kicked off our first event of the year with a successful continuing education seminar on “Geotechnical Performance-Based Design.” The half-day event is part of our annual tradition of bringing an immersive, technical-focused seminar to our geotechnical community. Co-hosted with the Professional Development Committee, our event was well supported by over 70 professionals and students. Many thanks to distinguished speakers Dr. Marshall Lew, Prof. Kevin Franke, and Prof. Shideh Dashti for sharing their time and knowledge!

Special shout-out to our 7 event sponsors for their continuous support: KELLERGMU GeotechnicalGroup DeltaWestern Ground Improvement, Gregg DrillingTenCate Mirafi, and Project X Corrosion.

Missed our seminar? Visit our G-I page below. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to our e-mailing list or contact us at [email protected] to get notifications of our upcoming events!

OC G-I Board with guest speakers. (L-R) Sunil Arora (Secretary), Ali Bastani (Vice Chair), Pavlo Chrysovergis (Past Chair), Prof. Kevin Franke (Speaker), Prof. Shideh Dashti (Speaker), Adeleine Tran (First Director), Michael Givens (G-I Chair), Mohsen Mahdavi (Treasurer).

Full house at the G-I 2020 Continuing Education Seminar.

Guest speaker, Dr. Marshall Lew.

Guest speaker, Prof. Kevin Franke.

Guest speaker, Prof. Shideh Dashti.

Current OC G-I Chair, Michael Givens, presented Past Chair, Pavlo Chrysovergis, with G-I hourglass for his leadership in the past year.

About the Author

Adeleine Tran, P.E., is a Geotechnical Engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. As an engineer, she is passionate about advancing the profession and giving back to the community. In her other life as a food lover and travel enthusiast, she enjoys exploring new places and trying the locals’ favorite restaurants. For any inquiries or food recommendations, Adeleine can be reached via [email protected] and LinkedIn.


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