2022 SFGI Officers

Chair – Pawan Kumar, Arup

Vice Chair – Caroline Haatveit, ENGEO

Treasurer – Rica Chen, Arup

Secretary – Jon Oyan, Langan

Email Coordinator – Julia Villanueva, Arup

Event Coordinator – Riaz Jiwani, Advanced Geosolutions (AGI)

Student Outreach Coordinator – Jenna Fontaine, Langan

Website Coordinator – Mahsa Khosrojerdi, Arup

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San Francisco Geo-Institute

San Francisco Geo-Institute (SFGI)

For the latest announcements regarding events, dinner meetings, and news, please visit the SFGI LinkedIn Group or sign up for email updates. If you are interested in learning more about SFGI, check out our past events.

About Us

The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a specialty membership organization focused on geo-professionals and the geo-industry. It is one of American Society of Civil Engineers’ eight specialty Institutes. Similarly, SFGI is the local specialty chapter mirroring the goals and purposes of the G-I. The purpose of SFGI is to locally promote an interest in and the general advancement of engineering knowledge in the fields of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, and related earth sciences.

Our geo-professionals work to improve the built environment, prevent the loss of life and property from natural and man-made hazards, and construct sound and reliable engineered facilities and structures.

Upcoming Events

6th Annual UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium Save the Date

Friday, November 18th, 2022
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

The 6th annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 1-5 pm in Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall. Please save the date!

The symposium highlights the research conducted by current PhD students and Research Associates at UC Berkeley in the GeoSystems Group through spotlight presentations and poster presentations.

After the Symposium:
Please join SFGI for a Happy Hour at La Vals Pizza!
First round of drinks and pizza is on SFGI!

Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

Friday, November 18th, 2022
1:00 to 5:00 PM PST

Geo-Congress 2023 Preview #1: Marty Hudson on the Wilshire Grand

Thursday, November 17th, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Free Online LectureReserve a spot at this link



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