Education & Technology Transfer Activities: 2003

GeoMO 2004: Geotechnical Uncertainty and Reliability Based Foundation Design




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Matching Research Agency

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Principal Investigator

Richard W. Stephenson
University of Missouri-Rolla
127 Civil Engineering
Rolla, Mo 65409

p(573) 341- 6549


Student Involvement

Students will be invited to attend at a reduced fee

Project Objective

Present a seminar with top academics to promote our Transportation Research, ties with MoDOT.

Project Abstract

One day seminar given by one of the leading authorities on foundation design for transportation structures and Reliability Based Design.


Anticipated Benefits

  1. Establish UMR as a source of high-level continuing education.
  2. Acquaint important and influential professionals with UMR programs.
  3. Establish collaborative arrangements with high profile researchers from other universities.
  4. Forge ties with MoDOT personnel.
  5. Acquaint regional engineering professionals with the programs and facilities available at UMR.

Modal Orientation

Continuing Education, outreach in foundations for transportation structures.


Project Start Date:September 14, 2004
Project End Date:September 21, 2004

Relationship to other Research/Projects

Gives exposure to all of Missouri University of Science and Technology transportation related research to influential and important colleagues.

Technology Transfer Activities

Exposure to all of Missouri University of Science and Technology transportation related research.

Transportation Research Board Keywords

Seminar, Technology transfer, foundations, piers, piles, reliability, Load and Resistance Factor Design.