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Year 8 Mid-Year Meeting

March 2 – 3, 2023

CBBG is excited to welcome students, faculty, staff, and partners to our 2023 Mid-Year Meeting! This website will house all information related to the event.

Visit frequently for updated information, schedule is subject to change. MEETING AGENDA

This meeting will be in person with select sessions will be also available in ZOOMhttps://zoom.us/j/2502945270PASSWORD: Soilrocks!

*All times are PST (local)

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Arriving in Davis, CA

TimeActivity
6:00 PMOptional Dinners: Students & IAB - Tres Hermanas
Faculty, Guests, & SAB - Bones Kitchen

Thursday March 2, 2023 – Mid Year Meeting Day 1

Location: Alpha Gamma Rho Room, UC Davis Alumni Center, Davis, CA

Start TimeEnd TimeActivity
7:30 AM8:00 AMShuttles from hotels to Alumni Center
7:45 AM8:30 AMBreakfast in Alumni Center Lobby
8:30 AM8:40 AMWelcome
Jason DeJong and Dean Corsi (UCD)
8:40 AM 9:00 AMState of CBBG
Ed Kavazanjian (ASU)
9:00 AM10:00 AMSession 1: Keynote Presentation - DEI Initiatives in Academia and Industry
10:00 AM10:15 AMBreak
10:15 AM 11:15 AMSession 2:Keynote Presentation: Effects of Climate Change on Geotechnical Industry Projects
Geosyntec, Dr. Chris Hunt
11:15 AM 12:00 PMStudent Poster Session #1
ASU & GT students stand by posters, all others visit
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch in Alumni Center Lobby
1:00 PM1:45 PMStudent Poster Session #2
NMSU & UCD students stand by posters, all others visit
1:45 PM 2:00 PMBreak
2:00 PM4:00 PMCentrifuge Modeling Session
Dan Wilson – Centrifuge Modeling Principles (30 min)
Jason DeJong – Conceptual Design Workshop (30 min)
Alex San Pablo – Biomediated MICP Modeling (20 min)
Matthew Burrall – Bioinspired Roots Modeling (20 min)
Jiarui Chen – Perspectives from an External User (20 min)
4:00 PM4:20 PMTransport to Center for Geotechnical Modeling
4:20 PM6:00 PMCentrifuge Tours
6:00 PMShuttle back to Alumni Center
6:30 PMDinner at Alumni Center
7:30 PMShuttle back to hotels

Friday March 3, 2023 – Mid Year Meeting Day 2

Location: Alpha Gamma Rho Room, UC Davis Alumni Center, Davis, CA

Start TimeEnd TimeActivity
7:30 AM8:00 AMShuttles from hotels to Alumni Center
7:45 AM8:30 AMBreakfast in Alumni Center Lobby
8:30 AM9:00 AMStrategic Planning Session
Larry Roth & Ed Kavazanjian
Everyone (students, faculty, IAB, SAB)
9:00 AM10:30 AMCBBG Proposal Planning
Subgroups for collaborative proposals being developed
Faculty, IAB, SAB
9:00 AM 10:30 AMStudent Panel
“How to be well-prepared and flourish beyond graduation”
Moderator: Colleen Bronner
Students Panel Members (Tentative):
Preparing for academia – Mandeep Basson
Starting in industry – Alena Raymond
Gov’t regulatory – Nicole Castillo
Entering national labs – TBD - from Jackie Pena
Post-doctoral studies – Emmanuel Salifu
10:30 AM10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM12:15 PMTechnical Discussion Intensives
(Groups of ~5 students divided by technical thrust groups, with Faculty, SAB, and IAB dispersed evenly)
Every student presents their poster in ~4 min
Designated facilitators guide technical focused Q&A
12:15 PM1:00 PMLunch in Alumni Center Lobby
(Everyone)
1:00 PM 9:00 PMStudent Retreat
- 1:00 – Bus to Sacramento
- 1:30 – Museum of Science and Curiosity (tour)
- 3:30 – California State Railroad Museum
- 6:00 – Dinner in Old Sac on waterfront
- 9:00 – Bus to hotels
1:00 PM 5:00 PMIDEA Meeting
Leadership Meeting
6:00 PMDinner for IDEA, Leadership, and other guests