Charles Darwin - What's his connection to geotechnical engineering?
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A Darwin Link to Geotechnical Engineering?

Everyone knows the name Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution by natural selection. But did you know he has a connection to the roots of geotechnical engineering? Charles Darwin had some talented children, among […]

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Terzaghi Day with Suzanne Lacasse

Unfortunately, I missed Terzaghi day this year šŸ™ but the Geo-Institute of ASCE continued its tradition from the past 3 years of hosting a live lecture/presentation by a geo-legend to share a little about Karl […]

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Celebrate Terzaghi Day with His Grandson, Sergei

Happy Belated Terzaghi Day! Every October 2, the geotechnical community remembers Karl Terzaghi on his birthday to commemorate his contributions to our profession and to civil engineering in general. This year, the Geo-Institute of ASCE […]

2017 Karl Terzaghi Award Lecture by Kerry Rowe
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2021 Award Winners from the Geo-Institute

The Geo-Institute of ASCE presents a number of prestigious awards every year to deserving members of the geotechnical engineering community. Congratulations to this year’s awardees: Karl Terzaghi LecturerĀ – Gregory B. Baecher, Ph.D. P.E., NAE, M.ASCE […]

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Happy Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday 2014!

It’s October 2 again, and today would have been Karl Terzaghi’s 131st birthday. As I was reflecting on Terzaghi and some of his quotes, I was reading a passage from Professor’s Goodman’s biography1 that described […]

Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
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Happy Karl Terzaghi Day 2011

I’ve still got a few minutes left in my time zone anyway.  But October 2 is Karl Terzaghi’s birthday.  And my colleague Robert Thompson at Dan Brown and Associates has written a nice blog post […]

Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy KTBD 2010

Thatā€™s my lame attempt at trying to coin a new geotechnical engineering catch phrase for ā€œKarl Terzaghiā€™s Birthday.ā€Ā  Plus it tweeted better on Friday! Saturday, October 2 was the actual day. Every year my colleague […]