Leap on these geosynthetics growth opportunities

Happy Leap Day.

As you have an extra day this year, why don’t you take this opportunity to jump on these opportunities for growth in the geosynthetics industry.

For students:

The Geosynthetic Institute is looking for master’s and doctoral degree candidates to submit request for proposals for its upcoming academic year fellowship. A student will receive up to $5,000 for research and development purposes. The deadline for proposals is June 13 and must be emailed to Jamie Koerner, special projects coordinator for GSI.

For professional development:

The Geosynthetic Materials Association and the North American Geosynthetics Society is offering a two-day waste containment systems design course from March 22-23 in Syracuse, New York. Participants will get the latest information on emerging materials that can be uses in installation of landfill liner and final cover systems. The registration deadline is March 18, and costs $100 to $150 depending on your organization. Students can get professional development hours or professional engineer credits.

Installation training:

TRI Environmental is sponsoring CQA Training Week from April 25-29. It is offering four courses addressing construction quality assurance and optimizing materials for infrastructure projects. Students get hands-on training, a field trip to a testing laboratory and certification for professionals who want to advance in their careers.


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