From the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Andrew Druckrey, a PhD civil engineering student, recently won the first place in the granular materials technical committee student competition during the 2016 National ASCE: Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) conference that was hosted by Vanderbilt University, May 22-25, 2016. The competition was judged by a panel of EMI granular materials technical committee members based on the clarity, quality, and technical content of the poster, and on a 5 minute presentation. Andrew submitted an application and poster entitled “3D Experimental Investigation of Local Shearing and Fabric Evolution During Triaxial Compression of Granular Materials” and was awarded first place in the competition that was recognized during the conference banquet and included a monetary prize. Andrew works under the supervision of Professor Khalid Alshibli on a grant funded by the Office of Naval Research Laboratory.