Student Awards Part 1

Award wining Undergraduate Research Guidance:

National Level


Carolyn A. Bergemen – Undergraduate – First Prize and Cash Award Sponsored by The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) on the eve of Third US. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, August 1986.

Title: Liquefaction Potential of Soils for Charleston, South Carolina


Regional Level ASCE – Carolinas Conferences


George D. Barrier, First Prize, Rolling Trophy and Cash Award

Title: A Study on Clay Liners Using a Triaxial Pressure Parameter



Carolyn A. Bergeman, First Prize, Rolling Trophy and Cash Award

Title: A Study on Seismic Liquefaction in Charleston-Suinnierville Area



D. Bruce Nothdurft, First Prize, Rolling Trophy and Cash Award

Title: A Study on Earth Dam Failure Potential Under Moderate Seismicity



Frances Wyache, First Prize, Rolling Trophy and Cash Award (South Eastern ASCE Regional Conference)

Title: Effectiveness of HDPV Liners in Landfills



Kirk Gavel, First Prize, Rolling Trophy and Cash Award (ASCE Regional Carolinas Conference)

Title: Soil Washing for a Wood Preserving Site Remediation



Donna Canella, First Prize, Plaque and Cash Award. ASCE Regional Carolinas Conference 1997.

Title: Issues and Solutions of Water Pollution Management.”



Michael B. Wilkins, Third Prize. ASCE Regional Carolinas Conference 1998.

Title: “Pile Foundation for Multi Storied Building in Seismic Zones, Charleston S.C



Andrew Gibbon., First Prize., Structural Retrofitting Flexural Members with Composite Fabrics, ASCE Regional Conference, 2000. Columbia, S.C.



Jennifer Manning, First Prize, Engineering Ethics-A Moral Dilemma,” ASCE Regional Conference 2002, Durham, NC



Jamie Eberl, First Prize, Sustainable Civil Engineering – Ethics and Education,” ASCE Regional Conference 2009, Charlotte, NC


State Level

North Carolina Academy of Science Meets ( of John Bowley Derieux Research Award) 1983-1984 George D. Barrier, Compatibility of Clay Liners in Landfill



Gilberto Ramos, A Performance Study on Landfill Soil Liner with Organic Liquids



D. Bruce Nothdurft, Ground Failure Potential During Strong Ground Motions



Donna A. Holler, Liquefaction Potential of Alluvial Soils Under Moderate Seismicity



Henri Jean, Effect of Mmixtures in Soil Liners on Pollution Migration, First Prize, ASCE State Section Meet