Cal Poly SLO's first club devoted to geotechnical engineering
The goal of Cal Poly CalGeo is simple- to propagate and preserve the interest of Geotechnical Engineering among Cal Poly students, and to provide club members with academic and professional connections to ensure their success in the world of Geotechnical Engineering.
Geotechnical Engineering is a rapidly-growing subset of Civil Engineering concerned with earth materials. The practice is crucial in a wide variety of projects, including landfills, tunnels, and foundations, just to name a few. Geotechnical engineers examine the earth material in the project area and determine the properties of the soil, rock, and any natural resources present in the area. From there, geotechs determine how the earth will react to whatever project is intended for the given site.
The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student chapter of CalGeo was started by a group of students involved with the GeoWall Competition Team with Cal Poly SCE (a student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers) for the 2012/2013 school year. The club was formed at the beginning of the Fall 2013 Quarter.